U.S. iTunes Store Adds 4 Manga Entertainment Titles
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The media company Starz has begun offering television episodes on Apple's iTunes Store in the United States, including four series from Starz' anime unit Manga Entertainment. Those four series are Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (Season 1), Tokko, Noein, and Tactics. Apple iTunes Store video purchases are 640 by 480 in resolution and play only on personal computers (with Mac OS X or Microsoft Windows), video-capable iPod players, and the AppleTV media player.
Manga Entertainment offers these same titles and other series (as well as movies) on Amazon's Unbox, IGN's Direct2Drive, and Microsoft's Xbox Live services. Manga Entertainment is planning to expand its offerings on iTunes beyond the initial four series. Manga Entertainment told ANN that it is also looking at a number of ways to deliver high-definition content, "ranging from Blu-ray Disc to other forms of delivery." It is also in discussions with digital distributors in the United Kingdom and expects "to announce some deals certainly by the end of the year."