Fox Shows Added to iTunes Store

Discussion in 'MacRumors News Discussion (archive)' started by 68164, May 8, 2006.

  1. 68164 Guest

    Feb 27, 2006
    iTunes has unleased a raft of new additions - Fox (24!!) is the highlight but also some CARS material - big week for Apple!
  2. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001
    Fox Shows Added to iTunes Store


    Touting Fox as the number one network for young adults and teens, Apple has added the Fox shows 24, Prison Break, Unan1mous, and Stacked to the iTunes Store, as well as first seasons of so-called "classic" shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, and Lost in Space.

    Apple negotiations with Fox were reported last December.
  3. Jesus macrumors 6502

  4. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    It looks like this is the Fox lineup:
    24 Season 5
    Prison Break Season 1
    Unan1mous Season 1
    Stacked, Seasons 1 and 2
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 1
    Firefly Season 1
    Lost in Space Season 1​
    Those who notice other new content, please post.
  5. edcrosay macrumors member


    Oct 27, 2005
    24!! This is awesome news. Hopefully the Simpsons and Family Guy will follow.
  6. Plecky macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2005

    Are you ready for Firefly The Complete Series (no, not the first season since it didn't even last a full first season) to become #1. I know I am, it's been there many times on's top selling DVD's, and along with family guy deemed worthy enough and got a second breath. Unfortunately it's breath wasn't as long lived as family guy's has been, but Serenity was still a great film. If you haven't checked out this show, you're in for a treat. If you have, then I'm just preaching to the choir. As they say on GeekDrome, "if battlestar gallactica is star trek, then Firefly is star wars." Well that and what's better then if han solo got his own TV show? Firefly's not far off, purely amazing. Also, awesome with Buffy although S1 was somewhat weak (yet still better then a lot of things you find on TV, especially those shows' first seasons), hopefully they'll get the second and third one in their soon, since those are arguably the best (and my personal favorites). Ooo I'm happy even though I already own them on DVD, it's still awesome!:D
  7. Staffroomer macrumors member

    Oct 17, 2005
    I think this would dissuade some less honest people from simply downloading these shows using Limewire.

    I still can't imagine myself watching them on an iPod though.

    JINX to the two people above me! Now you can't speak till somebody says your name!!!

    Hang on, is this "coincidence" the product of some kind of ad campaign?
  8. vmardian macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2005

    I highly highly recommend watching Firefly too.
  9. musiclover137 macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2005
  10. 68164 thread starter Guest

    Feb 27, 2006
    Other 'networks'

    Other 'networks' appear in the list (although they have temporarily disappeared from my screen) - Speed, Fuel TV and FX plus NBA which had already been announced

    Check out the podcasts for the CARS movie - great viewing!!
  11. m2uk macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2004
    RESPECFULLY can Macrumors preface such news with "Only for U.S. Customers has..."

    For others it is a big "so!?!?" moment :)

    I believe the world for Apple products is just as large in the "ROW" area. Someone claimed it was greater but they couldn't back that up.
  12. 68164 thread starter Guest

    Feb 27, 2006
    Didn't you get enough (.)(.) with the Swimsuit Videos? There's always the latest Warnie video that's doing the rounds...
  13. JDOG_ macrumors 6502a


    Nov 19, 2003
    Yeah to me it still seems like a niche market, but obviously everyone's doing very well with this new model of distribution...especially the networks.

    Still, for the discerning techie out there, it's honestly hard to convince them to spend $1.99 on a DRM'd 320x240 video they can buy the next day, when they can get a ~624x352ish version for free, about an hour after the show airs (East Coast Time) with no DRM via bittorrent.

    I'm not advocating piracy, but that's the distribution model you're fighting if you're the content providers and the options you're looking at as a entertainment-seeker.
  14. zv470 macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2004
    New Zealand
    Whoooohoooo Firefly :) now if only someone made a Season 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, etc...
  15. crazyjoeda macrumors member

    Oct 7, 2005
    Could this be whats inside the boxes marked do not open until May 9th?

    So no MacBooks today? That sucks, I still hope that they come out tomorow.
  16. AT71 macrumors member


    Oct 27, 2003
    Finally!!! 24 and Prison Break. Then again, seasons ending.
  17. 68164 thread starter Guest

    Feb 27, 2006
    Timing for iTMS TV in other countries

    How many US networks remain to join iTMS? CBS is one that comes to you think Steve wants all the majors on board before launching TV on international iTunes stores? Maybe there is some other piece to the jigsaw that needs to be right before going OS?

    In Australia, one of the networks is offering up podcasts around one of their TV shows - so I am sure there is a lot of interest in the other iTMS jurisdictions - I just would love to know what Steve & Eddie are waiting for...
  18. bigandy macrumors G3


    Apr 30, 2004
    some nice additions there...

    just a shame they're all still US only. GRRR.
  19. Els macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2005
    I for one stop downloading a show with Limewire as soon as it's on the ITMS. It happened with Desperate Housewives, Lost, Battlestar Galactica and now with 24. Anything on negotiations with HBO? I'd like to add the Sopranos.
  20. Renegate macrumors member

    Oct 5, 2005
    It is a huge release by all counts! Now with negotiations with the music labels settled, Apple Corps won , the time has come for the next steps!
  21. 0s and 1s macrumors 6502a

    0s and 1s

    Mar 7, 2004
    OK, USA
  22. demallien macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2005
    Lol. Don't get mad, get even! All you have to do is find yourself a friend with an American credit card, and ask them to buy you a gift certificate. You can use the certificate to create an American account, and then you're up and running. Works a treat for me in Paris. I love my iTunes TV :) Especially seeing as I don't own a television, just a 20" iMac.
  23. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    Hmm... nothing here again.

    I doubt we'll ever get any TV shows.
  24. iflipper macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2006
    Leeds, UK
    none here in the UK either. I don't think they care that much about the video market outside the US.

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