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CBS to Provide Free Audio Downloads to iTunes

Oct 17, 2005  •  Post A Comment

CBS has announced it will provide free audio downloads of selected CBS programs on the iTunes Music Store. The podcasts include news, entertainment and sports programming on television, radio and CBS Digital Media sites (CBS.com, CBSNews.com, UPN.com and CBSSportsLine.com).

The content is being made available via the iTunes Podcast Directory and on CBS Digital Media sites, and will be showcased in customized iTunes pages promoting the full offering of CBS podcasts for each CBS Digital Media property.

Once users subscribe to a particular podcast, iTunes will automatically check to see when there are new episodes and download them onto the users’ computers. From there, users can sync them to their iPods.

Among the network shows being offered are individual “60 Minutes” segments and commentary by Andy Rooney, the latest broadcast of the Sunday morning news program “Face the Nation” and the full audio version of the soap opera “Guiding Light.” Original content from the CBS Digital Media properties, including “Survivor Live,” “Soap Box” and “NFL Today Hot Topic,” and specially produced podcasts from CBS Radio News also are available.