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Networks test ‘iTunes Episode Premieres’

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By LC Angell

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Published: Friday, January 27, 2006
News Categories: iTunes

As part of the major deal announced yesterday between MTV Networks and Apple, select episodes from Comedy Central and Nickelodeon shows are being made available on iTunes in advance of their network airing.

On Monday, January 30th, a new episode of Comedy Central’s hit-animated reality series “Drawn Together” will be released on iTunes for free—three days in advance of the February 1st network debut, making it the first “iTunes Episode Premiere.”

A paid download of a new episode of Zoey 101 called “Girls Will Be Boys” is available today, in advance of its January 29th network debut. Zoey 101 is Nickelodeon’s “tween” hit starring Jamie Lynn Spears.

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1

How cool…

If this idea propagates to the prime-time hits, it will be a *huge* asset to iTunes.

Posted by Jerrod H. in TX on January 27, 2006 at 6:12 PM (PDT)

2

Just announced tonight, but “South of Nowhere” is premiering its season finale on iTunes on Thursday and on the N on Friday.

Posted by Clarke on January 27, 2006 at 7:22 PM (PDT)

3

Sweet! I love Drawn Together!

Posted by Chris on January 27, 2006 at 8:12 PM (PDT)

4

awesome, cant wait!!

I was wondering why i could get that Zoey 101 ep that i havent seen yet lol. I’ve seen it now tho lol

Posted by Jesse on January 28, 2006 at 11:01 AM (PDT)

5

Well, it’s Jan. 30th… but where’s the episode!!??

Posted by LilAlienD in Maryland on January 30, 2006 at 7:18 AM (PDT)

6

It’s 12:45p.m. CST on Jan. 30th, where is the free Drawn Together episode?

Posted by Lester on January 30, 2006 at 11:49 AM (PDT)

7

wheres the ep at!!??

Posted by Jesse on January 30, 2006 at 4:14 PM (PDT)

8

Can’t find it…

Posted by Joshdude in Long Beach, CA on January 30, 2006 at 5:30 PM (PDT)

9

A bit of searching turned up this “modification” to the announcement:

http://www.realitytvwebsite.com/news012706.html

“UPDATE - Officals from COMEDY CENTRAL have confirmed that there was an error with part of their announcement. It was reported that there would be a Free Premiere episode of DRAWN TOGETHER on iTunes on January 30th. COMEDY CENTRAL is now indicating that this episode is not free - but will be available at a cost for $1.99.”

I can’t confirm or deny this outside of this one web article announcing it, but it looks like we got jipped.

Posted by MICHAE2414 on January 30, 2006 at 6:06 PM (PDT)

10

im confused, its 8:51PM EST on Monday (1/30), and still no episode, what gives? Neeeeeed Drawn Together… SOB!

Posted by Nathanielban on January 30, 2006 at 6:51 PM (PDT)

11

Free or not… it’s still not there.

Posted by LilAlienD in Maryland on January 30, 2006 at 7:10 PM (PDT)

12

No Drawn Together new episode… free or to buy. Not at all. Wonder what’s up?

Posted by ursine1 on January 30, 2006 at 10:02 PM (PDT)

13

Yeah this “premier” thing is off to a great start.

Posted by Joshdude in Long Beach, CA on January 30, 2006 at 11:03 PM (PDT)

14

Its up now.. and its $1.99.

Posted by Ruvjet on January 31, 2006 at 2:43 AM (PDT)

15

I knew it was too good to be true…

Posted by erynpod on January 31, 2006 at 2:14 PM (PDT)

16

Well it’s already Thursday and i havent seen where I can download South of Nowhere! Does anyone know at what time will it be available?

Posted by Jojo on February 1, 2006 at 11:56 PM (PDT)

17

South of Nowhere is on itunes today but i can’t find it, is it at a certain time?
Help?

Posted by jessie on February 2, 2006 at 12:50 PM (PDT)

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