Apple has started offering TV downloads in Europe, with fare from ABC Studios, Disney Channel, MTV, Nickelodeon and Paramount Comedy available for downloading from the U.K. iTunes online store.
Some 28 titles, including “Lost,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Ugly Betty” and “South Park,” plus locally produced U.K. fare such as MTV’s “Barrio 19,” are in the initial lineup.
Episodes cost £1.89 ($3.79) each. They are available for download onto Macs, PCs and video-iPods and are viewable on the Apple TV set-top box.
Accord between MTV Networks Intl. and Apple, the first between the two outside the U.S., is intended to build on the strength of their U.S. partnership and is expected to be the first move in a broad international relationship.