iTunes Germany launches TV shows sales

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Apple Wednesday introduced television show downloads to its German customers through iTunes.

The company is offering shows from across Germany’s top networks, including ProSieben, Sat.1, ZDF Enterprises, Brainpool and U.S. broadcasters ABC Studios and MTV Networks.

The new catalogue of content is now available from iTunes in Germany, including locally and internationally popular shows, such Stromberg, Tramitz and Friends, Switch!, and Shaolin Wuzang. International standards such as Lost, Desperate Housewives, and South Park have also been made available for sale.

Some of the television shows offered via the German version of the iTunes Store

“iTunes is the world’s most popular online music and TV store with over four billion songs and 125 million TV episodes sold,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of iTunes. “We’re off to a great start with over 35 TV shows available on the iTunes Store in Germany.”

Television shows cost €1.99 (US$3.12) of €2.49 per episode.

Apple added television downloads to the U.S. iTunes Store in October 2005. Television content has begun spreading to iTunes Stores in other countries, starting with the U.K. in August 2007 and followed by Canada in December.

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