Apple Adds iTunes Latino and Shows From Telemundo and Mun2

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By: switchtoamac at: 9:35 AM on November 1, 2006 | Comments (0)

On Wednesday November 1, 2006, Apple Computer unveiled today launched iTunes Latino, an area within the US iTunes Store dedicated towards Latin music, music videos, TV shows, audiobooks, and podcasts.

The new iTunes Latino offers customers of the iTunes Store hundreds of thousands of Latin and international music tracks, including exclusive tracks and albums available only on iTunes.

The unique iTunes Latino area on the iTunes Store is dedicated to Latin and Latin influenced music in many genres including Regional Mexicano, Rock Alternativo, Baladas y Boleros, Pop Latino, Reggaeton and Hip-Hop. It includes Latino includes exclusives, albums, EP's and tracks from leading Latino artists such as David Bisbal, Daddy Yankee, Aterciopelados, Marco Antonio Solis, Paulina Rubio, Mana, Cafe Tacuba and Luny Tunes y Tainy, with exclusive music videos from Juanes, Mach & Daddy and Luis Fonsi.

The iTunes Store, the world’s most popular digital music store, currently features over 3.5 million songs, 65,000 podcasts, 20,000 audiobooks, over 5,000 music videos and 250 television shows. With Apple’s legendary ease of use, pioneering features such as integrated podcasting support, iMix playlist sharing and seamless integration with iPod® the iTunes Store is the best way for Mac® and PC users to legally discover, purchase and download music and video online.

Favorite Latin TV Shows, Telenovelas & Reality Content Now Available
Apple, Telemundo, and mun2 today announced that popular Spanish-language television programming from Telemundo and bilingual programs from its popular Latino youth network, mun2 are now available for purchase and download on the iTunes® Store (www.itunes.com). The new content features popular Telemundo programming such as “Pasión de Gavilanes,” “El Cuerpo del Deseo” and “Decisiones,” as well as mun2 reality content such as “mun2: The Immigration Special.” The shows are now available for purchase and download for just $1.99 each. More Telemundo content will be available on iTunes in the coming months.

Pricing & Availability
iTunes 7 for Mac and Windows includes the iTunes Store and is available as a free download from www.itunes.com. Songs downloaded from iTunes Latino are priced at just $0.99 (US) each and TV shows are priced at $1.99 (US) each. Purchase and download of content from the iTunes Store for Mac or Windows requires a valid credit card with a billing address in the country of purchase. Television shows and feature films are available in the US only, and video availability varies by country. Games are available for download in the 21 countries in which iTunes operates and play on the fifth generation iPod. New release feature films are $14.99 (US) each and other feature-length films are $9.99 (US) each, television shows are $1.99 (US) per episode, music videos and short films are $1.99 (US) each and games are $4.99 (US) each.

Switch To A Mac Commentary
Apple's ever expanding content offering from a single online source should drive more consumers to the iTunes Music Store.  Now with iTunes Latino, Apple has the opportunity to expand its footprint even further.  Eventually, this will fuel iPod sales and eventually Macs.

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