NEW YORK – Fans of prime-time CBS TV shows will now be able to download them off Apple's iTunes Music Store for the first time, CBS Corp. (CBSA) and Apple Computer Inc. (AAPL) said on Thursday.
Prime time shows including reality series "Survivor," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," and "NCIS" will be available for download for viewing on a computer or iPod at $1.99 per episode.
The new CBS offerings include episodes from the just-completed 2005/2006 season and earlier for some series, as well as the upcoming season that starts in September, the companies said .
From next season new episodes of shows will be available on iTunes the day after they appear on the network.
Apple said it has sold 30 million videos on iTunes to date. It has similar deals with the other main U.S. television networks, including News Corp's (NWS) Fox Television Network, which signed up last month, Walt Disney's (DIS) ABC and General Electric's (GE) NBC.