Just a while ago we have reported about rumors of HBO and Apple coming together for making HBO TV shows available on iTunes. Now Apple has officially announced that programming from HBO is now available for purchase and download on the iTunes Store.
As expected, programs such as “The Sopranos,” “Sex and the City,” and “The Wire.” are now available in iTunes. In addition to this, programs such as “Deadwood” and “Rome,” as well as the critically acclaimed hits “Flight of the Conchords” can also be purchased and downloaded.
“We’re very excited to make these legendary HBO programs available on the iTunes Store,” said Henry McGee, president of HBO Video. “Whether catching up on ‘Sex and the City’ in anticipation of its upcoming movie release or reliving a favorite ‘Sopranos’ episode, we think viewers will love being able to watch these shows on their iPod or iPhone.”
“We’re thrilled to bring this incredible lineup of programming from HBO to the iTunes Store,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of iTunes. “These are some of the most talked about television shows ever, as well as some of the most requested by our customers.”
Television shows purchased and downloaded from the iTunes Store can be viewed on a Mac or PC, iPod nano with video, iPod classic, iPod touch, fifth generation iPod, iPhone or on a widescreen TV with Apple TV.
“Sex and the City: The Movie” is hitting the US theaters on May 30. Before that, fans can choose any or all 94 episodes from the entire six seasons of the program from iTunes.
The “Sex and the City,” “The Wire” and “Flight of the Conchords” are available on iTunes for $1.99 per episode, while “The Sopranos,” “Deadwood” and “Rome” are priced at $2.99 per episode. This is the first time when Apple is selling any television programs for more than its fixed price of $1.99.