A&E Adds to Content on iTunes and AOL Video14 Aug, 2006 By: Jessica Wolf
A&E Television Networks is the latest supplier to add downloadable content to the Apple iTunes store's growing stable, increasing A&E's presence in the digital-download world.
This week, episodes went up for sale at the standard $1.99 per segment price on the site. Featured are episodes from A&E's edgy series “Inked,” about the tattoos and their owners from Las Vegas' Hart & Huntington tattoo shop; “Criss Angel Mindfreak,” which follows the tricks of a master illusionist; and “Driving Force,” a look at champion dragster John Force and his three daughters, who are determined to follow in his footsteps.
At the beginning of the month, the Time Warner-owned company also launched some of its content to AOL's public beta test of www.aolvideo.com.
The A&E VOD channel for AOL includes more across-the-demographic programming, with shows from The Biography Channel, such as “American Icons” and “Mysteries of the Bible,” as well as The History Channel shows “Modern Marvels,” “Digging for the Truth” and “Decoding the Past.” Other A&E Network episodic shows AOL Video will carry include “Inked,” “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” and “Flip this House.”