iTunes has finally made local and international TV shows available to Aussie user for download, at a cost of $2.99 each. The ABC, Nine Network, Disney Channel, MTV and ABC Studios (US) are supplying select shows.
They include Desperate Housewives, South Park, Lost, Grey’s Anatomy, Scrubs, Summer Heights High, Sea Patrol, McLeod’s Daughters, and Canal Road. Some shows are already available for free on Nine and ABC sites.
A key to the success of the shows will no doubt hinge on how quickly they become available. Hopefully as soon as they have aired. Some shows can be purchased by the season: series four of Lost retails for AU$41.86 while all eight episodes of Summer Heights High can be obtained for AU$21.99.
TEN currently offers free downloads of the most recent episodes of series including Bondi Rescue, Good News Week, How to Look Good Naked and Neighbours.
In the US iTunes users can download shows for $1.99 and share them on five authorised computers -but they don’t burn to DVD.