Video joins Apple's musical star

from CBC.ca archives | Wed, 12 Oct 2005

Apple computer unveiled yet another iPod incarnation in California Wednesday, introducing video capabilities to the massively popular portable music player.

Video files will now be sold on the company's iTunes Music store, starting with a landmark deal with U.S. network ABC, which will offer episodes of two of its biggest shows � Desperate Housewives and Lost � for sale on the web-based music store a day after they air on TV. Prices for the TV shows have initially been set at $1.99 US each.

"This is the first giant step to making more content available to more people online," said Robert Iger, chief executive for the Walt Disney Company, ABC's parent. "It is the future as far as I'm concerned. It's a great marriage between content and technology and I'm thrilled about it."

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