Fox joins Apple core for HD iTunes offerings


Fox said Thursday that it has become the fourth television network to offer hit shows for download at iTunes.

On Sept. 9, Apple landed ABC, CBS and NBC shows for HD downloads at iTunes. Since then, 1 million episodes have sold for $2.99 per episode, as opposed to 200 million episodes for $1.99 apiece in standard definition.

The HD offerings from Fox include "Bones," "House," "Sons of Anarchy" and "Prison Break." Those shows join such titles as "Lost" from ABC, "Heroes" and "Knight Rider" from NBC and CBS' "NCIS" and "Numbers."

Of the 30,000 TV episodes and 2,500 movies sold at iTunes, 600 of the titles are available in HD, Apple said. (partialdiff)