Microsoft announced today that Zune, the company’s all-in-one digital entertainment brand, is adding new software features and content to the Zune online store, music community and Zune Pass monthly subscription service.
Wooo hoooo! (He says, not really caring much either ways…)
Zune is expanding its video store to include downloads of popular TV shows from Comedy Central, FUNimation Entertainment, MTV, NBC Universal, Nickelodeon, Starz Media, Turner Broadcasting, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and VH1 that consumers can sync to their device and enjoy on the go.
Rad shows that will be available to the Zune sect include South Park, Afro Samurai, The Hills, The Office, Heroes, 30 Rock, SpongeBob SquarePants, Battlestar Galactica, Metalocalypse, Rock of Love, Robot Chicken, and UFC’s The Ultimate Fighter and Fight Night. Each show will be priced at 160 Microsoft Points per episode (about $1.99) at launch.
To score these goodies ya just choose a Zune Pass or a la carte MP3 downloads. Zune Pass subscribers can now set up automatic, real-time feeds of the music their friends are listening to and add those songs to their collection or Zune device.
“Partnering with Zune will allow us to develop innovative content offerings for their customers, including flexible pricing and packaging options beginning this fall,” said JB Perrette, president of NBC Universal Digital Distribution. “NBC Universal is excited to offer our hit television shows to Zune customers.”
So now the Zune online store offers over 3.5 million tracks, two-thirds of which are available in pure MP3 format, 800 television shows, 4,800 music videos and 3,500 audio and video podcasts….making it quite, quite awesome.
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