MUMBAI: Apple will now provide hit television programming from Canada’s top networks, US broadcasters and the National Hockey League (NHL) for CAN$1.99 per episode in the iTunes Store in Canada.
iTunes customers can choose from Canadian-produced favorites such as the top-rated, award-winning Corner Gas from CTV, hit comedy Little Mosque on the Prairie from CBC, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning South Park from Comedy Central and the NHL Games of the Year.
Apple’s vice president of iTunes, Eddy Cue said, “We’re thrilled to bring television programming to the iTunes Store in Canada in time for the holiday season. 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.”
Television shows purchased and downloaded from the iTunes Store can be viewed on a PC or Mac, iPod nano with video, fifth generation iPod, iPod classic or on a widescreen TV with Apple TV.
Television programming on the iTunes Store in Canada includes:
CBC’s comedy programs Little Mosque on the Prairie and The Rick Mercer Report, reality programming No Opportunity Wasted and Dragon’s Den.
CTV’s hit comedy Corner Gas, dramas Instant Star, Degrassi: The Next Generation and Robson Arms
Comedy Central’s Drawn Together, The Sarah Silverman Program and Emmy and Peabody Award-winning South Park
MTV Networks programs Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Hills
NHL Games of the Year, including 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.
With Apple’s features such as integrated podcasting support, iMix playlist sharing, integration with iPod and the ability to turn previously purchased songs into completed albums at a reduced price makes the iTunes Store is the best way for PC and Mac users to legally discover, purchase and download music and video online.
iTunes 7 for Mac and Windows includes the iTunes Store and is available as a free download. Purchase and download of songs and videos from the iTunes Store requires a valid credit card from a financial institution in the country of purchase. Television shows are available in the US, UK and Canada only, and video availability varies by country. Television shows are CAN$1.99 per episode in Canada. TV shows from the iTunes Store are downloaded in near-DVD quality at a resolution of 640×480 (up to 480, depending on the aspect ratio) and can be viewed on a PC or Mac, iPod nano with video, fifth generation iPod, iPod classic or on a widescreen TV with Apple TV.