Award-Winning Television Programming Now Available on the iTunes Store in Germany

Programs from Germany’s Top Networks & Hit US Shows Now Available on iTunes

MUNICH, Germany —April 2, 2008—Apple® today announced that hit television programming from Germany’s top networks, including ProSieben, Sat.1, ZDF Enterprises, Brainpool and US broadcasters ABC Studios and MTV Networks is now available from the iTunes® Store in Germany ( iTunes customers can choose from a wide range of award-winning primetime programming including “Stromberg,” “Tramitz and Friends,” “Switch!,” “Shaolin Wuzang” and “Kaya Yanar-Made In Germany,” as well as the Emmy Award-winning US programs “Lost,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “South Park.”

“iTunes is the world’s most popular online music and TV store with over four billion songs and 125 million TV episodes sold,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of iTunes. “We’re off to a great start with over 35 TV shows available on the iTunes Store in Germany.”

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®. Television shows are priced at €1.99 and €2.49 per episode. Television programming on the iTunes Store in Germany includes favorites such as:

  • ProSieben’s Deutscher Comedypreis-winning comedy “Switch!,” “Tramitz and Friends;”
  • Sat.1 comedy show “Zack! Comedy nach Maß” and action-drama “GSG9;”
  • ZDF Enterprises’ kids animation “Shaolin Wuzang” and documentary “Update 2057 – Unser Leben in der Zukunft;”
  • ABC dramas “Lost,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Desperate Housewives” and “Criminal Minds;”
  • MTV Networks hits “South Park,” “SpongeBob SquarePants” and “Avatar: The Legend of Aang;” and
  • Brainpool’s Deutscher Fernsehpreis-winning comedy programs “Stromberg” and “Dr. Psycho” and comedy program “Kaya Yanar-Made In Germany.”
  • With Apple’s legendary ease of use, pioneering features such as integrated podcasting support, iMix playlist sharing, seamless integration with iPod and the ability to turn previously purchased songs into completed albums at a reduced price, the iTunes Store is the best way for Mac and PC users to legally discover, purchase and download music and video online.

    Pricing & Availability

    iTunes 7.6 for Mac and Windows includes the iTunes Store and is available as a free download from ( Purchase and download of songs and videos from the iTunes Store requires a valid credit card from a financial institution in the country of purchase. Television shows are available in the US, UK, Canada and Germany, and video availability varies by country. Television shows are €1.99 and €2.49 per episode in Germany. TV shows from the iTunes Store can be viewed on a Mac or PC, iPod nano with video, fifth generation iPod, iPod classic, iPod touch, iPhone or on a widescreen TV with Apple TV.

    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 computers, OS X operating system and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital media revolution with its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online store, and has entered the mobile phone market with its revolutionary iPhone.