Fans of Fox Shows Can Get iPod Fix

May 9, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Fans of “24,” “The Shield” and other shows from Fox Entertainment Group will be able to get their fix on a computer or iPod beginning Tuesday.

Fox Entertainment Group is making shows from Fox, FX, Speed, Fuel and the 20th Century Fox Television Library available on Apple Computer’s iTunes Music Store, the companies said Tuesday. Consumers can buy episodes from 16 series for $1.99 each.

“As this partnership demonstrates, we’re committed to delivering our content to consumers in as many ways as possible,” said Peter Levinsohn, president of Fox Digital Media. “Today, with some of the world’s premier television content, Fox is bringing unprecedented depth-in a single launch-to the iTunes Music Store.”

News Corp.’s Fox Entertainment Group is participating in the rush to digital distribution that The Walt Disney Co.’s ABC kicked off last year with its groundbreaking deal to put shows on iTunes. Fox also recently reached a deal to share some of the revenue from digital distribution initiatives with its affiliates.

“We’re thrilled to offer such a wide range of hit programming from Fox Entertainment Group on iTunes,” said Eddy Cue, VP of iTunes.