Jun 29 2006
MTV Networks and Apple today announced that new television programming from MTV, Spike TV, TV Land, Nick at Nite, Logo and The N is now available on the iTunes Music Store. Adding to the MTV Networks content already on iTunes, this new round of programming available for purchase and download crosses virtually every genre and includes Spike TV’s abysmal action series “Blade: The Series,” MTV’s bottom-of-the-barrel show “Viva La Bam” and TV Land’s snoozer “Sit Down Comedy with David Steinberg.” MTV Networks’ recently teamed up with Microsoft to compete with the iTunes Music Store on their URGE digital music project. I can only surmise that they are trying to weaken the iTMS from within by offering up this collection of crap. iTunes now offers over 150 TV shows for USD$1.99 per episode for viewing on a computer or iPod.
This is the first time one of these announcements hasn’t made me wish iTunes offered TV shows for sale in Canada where I live.