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Apple adds TV shows to iTunes Store in Canada

As expected, Apple tody announced the addition of television programming to the iTunes Store in Canada. The rumored CTV and CBC content will be joined by a handful of Comedy Central and MTV Networks shows, including the Emmy Award-winning “South Park,” and the NHL Games of the Year. “We’re thrilled to bring television programming to the iTunes Store in Canada in time for the holiday season,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of iTunes. “We’re off to a great start with hit shows from CBC, CTV, Comedy Central and MTV Networks, along with the best of classic and current NHL action.” The complete linup includes the CBC’s “Little Mosque on the Prairie,” “The Rick Mercer Report,” “No Opportunity Wasted,” and “Dragon’s Den.” From CTV comes “Corner Gas,” “Instant Star,” “Degrassi: The Next Generation,” and “Robson Arms;” Comedy Central’s offerings include “Drawn Together,” “The Sarah Silverman Program,” and “South Park,” while MTV Networks brings “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” and “The Hills” to the store. Finally, NHL Games of the Year will include top NHL games in their entirety for the 2007-2008 season, as well as Stanley Cup Classics, a five-game bundle of great Stanley Cup Final games. All TV Shows on the iTunes Store in Canada will be priced at CAN$1.99 per episode.

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Comments

1

This is an excellent start.  And it’s about damn tim.

I just bought the 1st season of Drawn Together. smile

Posted by illegalattempt on December 12, 2007 at 10:18 AM (PDT)

2

Why can’t we buy Corner Gas in the USA? It’s probably the best show on TV. Period.

Posted by Avalon0387 on December 12, 2007 at 2:44 PM (PDT)

3

This is a big let down, no episodes of lost,heroes or any other quality programing. who wants to download hockey, or poor cbc programing? nice try itunes but no cigar.

Posted by diggs on December 12, 2007 at 3:19 PM (PDT)

4

I am quite confident that TV content will increase and diversify as weeks and months go by.  This is just the start people, there surely is more to come.  I’ve been wanting to see what this Corner Gas and Little Mosque is all about so will try it out.  When they get my Battlestar Galactica and others, it will be perfect for me.  At least they finally started.  I wonder if we’ll eventually get movies too?

Posted by canadan on December 12, 2007 at 3:44 PM (PDT)

5

I think this is all we will be getting, since nbc ,universal and other big names pulled thier content from itunes this december.Why could’nt they have started this earlier and given us good content, amazon unbox seems to have the best tv content .

Posted by jones on December 12, 2007 at 3:55 PM (PDT)

6

its about time we finally get video content in the ITMS in Canada. For all the belly-achers complaining about differences in content between the US and Canada ITMS, stop deriding Apple and place the blame where it belongs, squarely on the shoulders of the CRTC ( content regulator;  Canadian FCC). Apple would have had to cleared thier content regulations which would explain the heavy canadian content compared to the American ITMS.

Posted by ben on December 12, 2007 at 5:11 PM (PDT)

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