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Fox TV programming comes to iTunes Music Store

Fox Entertainment Group and Apple today announced that television programming from Fox, FX, SPEED, Fuel TV and 20th Century Fox Television is now available for purchase on the iTunes Music Store. Starting today, 16 series can be downloaded, including hit shows such as Fox’s “24” and “Prison Break” and FX’s “The Shield.” Other shows include FX’s comedy “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” and Fox’s “Stacked;” reality series, including Fox’s “Unan1mous,” FX’s “Black. White,” and “30 Days;” and favorites from the 20th Century Fox Television library, including “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Firefly” and “Lost in Space.” The Fox programming also includes SPEED’s “Pinks” and “Unique Whips,” and Fuel TV’s action sports diary “First Hand.” Apple said iTunes now offers over 90 TV shows for $1.99 per episode.

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Ooooohhh…“24” has been added to iTunes?  There goes “Lost” as the top seller….Ow3nd.

Posted by Nicholas on May 9, 2006 at 9:55 AM (CDT)


Firefly, baby.

Posted by Ryan on May 9, 2006 at 9:58 AM (CDT)


So will House M.D. be available… I am addicted to it as much as I am to 24. Keifer Sutherland is the nect Chuck Norris.

Posted by JeremytheIndian on May 9, 2006 at 10:25 AM (CDT)


there is ONE and ONLY Chuck Norris!

Posted by slayer on May 9, 2006 at 10:27 AM (CDT)


Ok. Fox. Listen. Buffy The Vampire Slayer…is NOT a classic

Posted by danny. on May 9, 2006 at 10:29 AM (CDT)


BtVS IS A CLASSIC!  Don’t get it twisted.

Posted by Gordy. on May 9, 2006 at 10:38 AM (CDT)


Ok, now “Unique Whips” and “Pinks” are good additions, but they really need to get BBC’s “Top Gear” on there.  I will buy every single episode.

Posted by Swatlax on May 9, 2006 at 10:42 AM (CDT)


Wow, I didn’t know people watched FOX for anything except the Simpsons.  Too bad they failed to make available the only thing they have ever done right.

Posted by A on May 9, 2006 at 10:51 AM (CDT)


Buffy is most definitely a classic - you obviously have no taste in TV ;)

Posted by yinyang on May 9, 2006 at 11:11 AM (CDT)


hmm..Simpsons… *droool*

yeah they should add the simpsons, this way i can catch up on the last 4 seasons :)

Posted by slayer on May 9, 2006 at 11:14 AM (CDT)


“Ok. Fox. Listen. Buffy The Vampire Slayer…is NOT a classic”

Dude. Have you been living under a rock? BtVS is definetively a classic show.

Posted by Andres on May 9, 2006 at 11:42 AM (CDT)


With all these shows, why didn’t they add Arrested Development, The Simpsons, Futurama, or Family Guy? Do you think they are waiting to see how well the other shows do, or is this simply another bonehead move on behalf of FOX?

Posted by Bradley on May 9, 2006 at 11:58 AM (CDT)


arrested development on itunes would def be the best thing fox does.

Posted by navas on May 9, 2006 at 12:55 PM (CDT)


No Family Guy???? What’s the point then?

Posted by morpheus on May 9, 2006 at 1:07 PM (CDT)


They need to put some Arrested Development up on that bitch!!!  What’s up with that?

Posted by Frank Z on May 9, 2006 at 1:41 PM (CDT)


chill people. this is just the start. they can’t shoot the whole load now,those other shows will be added over time,relax.

Posted by thefox on May 9, 2006 at 2:27 PM (CDT)


What did Rupert Murdoch (owner of Fox) say about iTunes again? :)

From 2/6/2006:

News Corp.‘s Murdoch not impressed by video iPod, iTunes

News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch said in a recent interview with Newsweek that he’s not impressed with the video iPod and that Apple’s agreements with networks like NBC and ABC are not ground-breaking.

“We’re not knocked out by iPod so far,” he said, adding that News Corp. has had talks with Apple, Google and others. “But how many people really want to get video on a tiny screen when they already have TiVo or a similar service from their cable company or DirecTV? How many will want to pay $1.99 on Monday morning if they missed ‘Desperate Housewives’ the night before? What’s been announced so far with iPod and Disney and NBC is very small-time at the moment.”

Posted by Georgie on May 9, 2006 at 2:49 PM (CDT)



Remember, the networks don’t and won’t add all of their shows at once.  They’ll start with their most popular ones (“24”,“Prison Break”) and add the other popular ones (“The Simpsons”,“Family Guy”) in the coming weeks and months.  Both ABC and NBC did this, and FOX will too.

Now that FOX has finally cracked and let their shows onto iTunes, the REAL question is how long before CBS does the same?

Posted by Homestar14 on May 9, 2006 at 3:20 PM (CDT)


Family Guy and Simpsons are steady DVD sellers. Prison Break and 24 (although probably more popular right now) are the types of DVDs that sell huge their first few weeks out on DVD, then slow down. You know they make more selling those $50 boxes than they do splitting profits with Mr Jobs on 2 bucks per episode. Once they start selling the DVD sets for about 2 bucks per episode (like they do now with all but the latest season of 24) they will move them on to iTunes.

Posted by Victor on May 9, 2006 at 4:32 PM (CDT)


eh, screw simpsons and family guy. I mean, they’re both alright shows, but Arrested Development is the best fox show ever. No contest.

And iTunes, give me BBC, and I shall buy it.
I would love to see some “Classic BBC” like Monty Python or Benny Hill, and then of course shows like The Office or Extras
(Which reminds me, they need HBO too! I need some portable Curb!)

Posted by danny. on May 9, 2006 at 5:07 PM (CDT)

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