Apple TV adds The Beatles channel

Apple has added The Beatles channel to Apple TV, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the group’s landmark appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. For a limited time, users can watch the footage from that appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. The channel also includes song previews from the Beatles’ “The U.S. Albums,” a 13-album set recently released on iTunes, but not the band’s larger catalog of releases. As a result, many major Beatles albums and tracks are missing from the channel.

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Users have the option of purchasing the songs and albums through the Apple TV. It’s currently unclear how long the channel will be around, and whether it will change forms once the “limited time” Ed Sullivan video is removed.