Warner makes classic TV shows available on iTunes

MUMBAI: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group and Apple have announced that classic hit programming from Warner Bros.’ television library is available for purchase and download on the iTunesMusic Store.

It will include shows like Friends, Babylon and sketches from MADtv, as well as animated classics including The Jetsons and The Flintstones. iTunes offers over 150 TV shows for $1.99 per episode for viewing on a computer or iPod.

Also available is the pilot episode of Aquaman–a contemporary reinterpretation of DC Comics’ Aquaman mythology from the writing/producing team of Alfred Gough and Miles Millar Smallville.

Warner Bros. Digital Distribution president Simon Kenny says, “Making our television content available to iTunes consumers is an important step in our digital distribution strategy. This deal fits perfectly with our philosophy of providing consumers with access to our world-class entertainment properties across the widest selection of platforms and devices available.”

Apple iTunes VP Eddy Cue says, “We are thrilled to add hit programming from Warner Bros. as we continue to grow our video catalog with the best current and classic television programming. iTunes is the world’s most popular online video store with over 35 million videos sold.”

With Apple’s ease of use, features such as integrated video and podcasting support, iMix playlist sharing, seamless integration with iPod and groundbreaking personal use rights, the iTunes Music Store is the best way for Mac and PC users to legally discover, purchase and download music and videos online. The iTunes Music Store features a selection of over 9,000 music videos, Pixar and Disney short films, a variety of hit TV shows, and more than three million songs from the major music companies and over 1,000 independent labels.

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