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Award-Winning Programming from A&E Television Networks Now Available on the iTunes Music Store

Favorites from A&E Network, The Biography & History Channels Available Beginning Today

 

NEW YORK and CUPERTINO, California—August 9, 2006—A&E Television Networks and Apple® today announced hit television programming from A&E Network, The Biography and History Channels is now available for purchase and download on the iTunes® Music Store (www.itunes.com). The new content features popular series such as “Criss Angel: Mindfreak,” “Driving Force” and “Inked” from A&E Network, “The Revolution” and “Modern Marvels” from The History Channel, and selections from the Emmy Award-winning “Biography” series from The Biography Channel. iTunes offers over 200 TV shows for $1.99 per episode for viewing on a computer or iPod®.

“Teaming up with iTunes is a great opportunity for us to both reach our growing fan base and expand our reach to new viewers wherever they are,” said Steve Ronson, senior vice president, Enterprises, A&E Television Network. “iTunes is the leader in TV show downloads, and we are very happy that A&E Television Network brands and programming will now be available to consumers on their iPod or computer.”

“iTunes customers are going to love this exceptional programming from A&E including the Emmy Award-winning ‘Biography’ series,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of iTunes. “Our catalog of popular television content continues to grow with over 200 network and cable programs now available.”

With Apple’s legendary ease of use, pioneering features such as integrated video and podcasting support, iMix playlist sharing, seamless integration with iPod and groundbreaking personal use rights, the iTunes Music Store is the best way for Mac® and PC users to legally discover, purchase and download music and videos online. The iTunes Music Store features a selection of over 9,000 music videos, Pixar and Disney short films, a variety of hit TV shows, and more than three million songs from the major music companies and over 1,000 independent labels.

Pricing & Availability
iTunes 6 for Mac and Windows includes the iTunes Music Store and is available as a free download from www.apple.com/itunes. Purchase and download of songs and videos from the iTunes Music Store requires a valid credit card with a billing address in the country of purchase. Television shows are available in the US only, and video availability varies by country. Television shows are $1.99 (US) per episode, and music videos and short films are $1.99 (US) each.

A&E Television Networks, a joint venture of The Hearst Corporation, ABC, Inc. and NBC, is an award-winning, international media company offering consumers a diverse communications environment ranging from television programming, to home videos/DVDs and music CDs, to Web sites, as well as supporting nationwide educational initiatives. AETN is comprised of A&E Network, The History Channel, The Biography Channel, History International, The Military History Channel, The History Channel en español, Crime & Investigation Network, A&E HD, AETN International and AETN Consumer Products. The A&E web site is located at www.AETV.com, the Biography web site is located at www.Biography.com and The History Channel web site is located at www.History.com.

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning desktop and notebook computers, OS X operating system, and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital music revolution with its iPod portable music players and iTunes online music store.

Press Contacts:
Tom Neumayr
Apple
tneumayr@apple.com
(408) 974-1972

Michael Feeney
AETN
michael.feeney@aetn.com
(212) 210-1328

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