MTV Networks’ Hit Programming from MTV, COMEDY CENTRAL & Nickelodeon Now

by Hadley Stern Jan 26, 2006

NEW YORK and CUPERTINO, Calif., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/—MTV
Networks and Apple(R) today announced that hit television programming from
MTV, MTV2, COMEDY CENTRAL, Nickelodeon and The N is now available for
purchase and download on the iTunes(R) Music Store ( The new
content features top-rated favorites such as “Punk’d,” “South Park,” “Dora
the Explorer,” “SpongeBob SquarePants” and “Laguna Beach.” Nickelodeon’s “Dora”
is the first preschool program available on iTunes, while COMEDY CENTRAL’s
“Stand-Up” is iTunes’ first stand-up comedy program, and MTV’s “Laguna Beach”
and “Real World/Road Rules Challenge: Gauntlet 2” are the first reality-based
titles available on iTunes. With the addition of these 14 shows from MTV
Networks, iTunes now offers over 40 TV shows for $1.99 per episode for
viewing on a computer or iPod(R).
“The iTunes Music Store provides an innovative way for us to get our wide
range of programming to our viewers,” said Jason Hirschhorn, chief digital
officer, MTV Networks. “MTV Networks’ brands feature some of the most popular
programs in television today, and iTunes allows us to connect our content to
even more audiences. We’re committed to having our programming on multiple
platforms as our audience’s media consumption behavior evolves.”
“Video has proven to be a smash hit on iTunes with over eight million
videos sold,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of iTunes. “We’re
thrilled to add 14 new shows from MTV Networks which include such a wide
range of programming from MTV, Nickelodeon and COMEDY CENTRAL.”
The new programming spans MTV Networks’ varied brands and includes full
seasons of hits from:

MTV:  “Laguna Beach”—the first-ever reality drama exploring the
lives of beautiful teenagers who lead glamorous lives. “Gauntlet 2”—the
tropical island of Tobago is the setting for the latest showdown between
“Real World” and “Road Rules” alumni. “Beavis & Butt-Head”—the animated
series following the adventures of Beavis, a blond guy in a Metallica shirt,
and Butt-Head, a dark-haired guy in an AC/DC shirt. “Jackass”—MTV’s own
cast of misfits leave common sense and sanity behind to perform some of the
most unforgettable pranks on TV. “Punk’d”—the breakout hit where Ashton Kutcher
and Jason Goldberg set up elaborate pranks and take aim on scores of
celebrities. “My Super Sweet 16”—documents the over-the-top birthday
parties and coming-of-age celebrations of teens as they prepare for one of
the biggest nights of their lives. And from MTV2: “Wonder Showzen”—an
absurd comedy/variety show spiked with a team of puppets, kids, cartoons, old
educational films and political social satire.

Nickelodeon:  “Dora the Explorer”—the number one program on
commercial TV with kids 2-5 years of age and the first preschool program on
iTunes. “SpongeBob SquarePants”—TV’s overall top-rated kids’ show.
“Zoey 101”—the tween favorite for kids 9-14 years of age starring Jamie
Lynn Spears.

COMEDY CENTRAL:  “South Park”—the Emmy Award-winning series, soon
to begin its tenth season, remains the network’s highest-rated series.
“COMEDY CENTRAL Stand-Up”—performances from The Amazing Johnathan, Lewis
Black, Dave Attell, Dane Cook, Mitch Hedberg, Vic Henley, Steve McGrew, Vince
Morris, Godfrey and Patton Oswalt. “Drawn Together”—presenting a world
where cartoon characters from various genres of animation are brought together to
live under one roof.

The N:  “South of Nowhere”—the critically acclaimed drama for
teens about a contemporary American family that tackles the issues of
identity and self-discovery.


  • No Daily Show?

    troymccluresf had this to say on Jan 26, 2006 Posts: 2
  • But still nothing for the UK…

    mcwazza had this to say on Jan 26, 2006 Posts: 6
  • Yeah, it annoys me about the UK too.
    The “TV shows” button in the store is replaced with “Pixar” - LOL. Says it all, really.

    But then again, I won’t be buying anything more from the store until they increase the quality, anyway.

    I downloaded Luxo Jr. and could’ve barfed at the horrendous quality on my screen.

    Luke Mildenhall-Ward had this to say on Jan 27, 2006 Posts: 299
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