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HBO Available on iTunes
You always knew you could check out your favorite network shows on iTunes and snuggle up with your iPod in hand. It’s perfect for nights when you’re too busy, you forgot to tune in or c’mon, admit it, there’s an episode that you need to see again.
Now, HBO has joined ABC, CBS, MTV, ESPN, Sci Fi Channel, Comedy Central, Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, Showtime and other channels in a partnership with iTunes to provide its shows for download. Individuals crazed by Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda can get a quick fix—enjoying “Sex and the City” on-the-go before the movie release in two weeks. Shows such as “Flight of the Conchords” and “The Wire” will also be available for the regular $1.99 download price.
But “The Sopranos,” “Deadwood” and “Rome”? Plan on dropping an extra dollar for each episode of these shows—HBO has busted iTunes policy of uniform pricing and these select episodes will be $2.99. And don’t expect to receive instant gratification, unless your show is syndicated like “Sex and the City.” Day-after downloads won’t exist for any new HBO shows, so we’re sorry to say you’re back to playing the waiting game—these episodes will be released in entirety when the season is complete and available on DVD.
So is it even worth the wait and price—since you are already paying for HBO on your TV? Or maybe you can’t contain your excitement because it is your favorite show! [E! Online]