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iTMS Adds Video Content From ABC Sports and News, ESPN, Disney
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006 at 2:10 PM - by
The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday announced that it's now selling more video content through the iTunes Music Store (iTMS), including programming from ESPN and ABC Sports, ABC Entertainment and Touchstone Television, ABC Family, ABC News, Buena Vista Television, Disney Channel, and SOAPnet, as well as classic Disney animated shorts. As with other content on the iTMS, each selection is US$1.99.
The sports content includes condensed versions of the four BCS bowl games: yesterday's Fiesta and Sugar Bowls, as well as today's Orange Bowl and tomorrow's Rose Bowl. Yesterday's games are available now, while the upcoming games will become available the day after they air. The condensed bowl games currently on the iTMS run between 15 and 17 minutes and offer highlights of the action.
Later this month, ESPN will offer additional content, including The Best of The X Games, SportsCentury interviews and various original programs. Other TV shows coming to iTMS later this month include ABC Family's Wildfire, the Disney Channel's Kim Possible, vintage School House Rock videos from the 1970s, Buena Vista Television's Ebert and Roeper and more.
ABC News also plans to offer free video podcasts that will include commercials. Viewers can expect daily segments from Good Morning America and World News Tonight. In addition, classic Disney cartoons that will be added to the iTMS include the Academy Award-winning 1930s-era shorts "The Three Little Pigs" and "The Tortoise and the Hare."
Disney already offers episodes of the ABC TV shows Commander in Chief, Lost and Desperate Housewives, as well as the Disney Channel series That's So Raven and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, on the iTMS.
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