I’m going to be honest — I thought HBO would be the first pay television network (it is no longer a channel) to cut a deal with iTunes. I’m not sure why, but my incorrect belief made today’s announcement of a deal between Showtime and iTunes that much better. Sort of like finding a Tootsie Roll in the middle of a sucker.
The press releases tout the new availability of shows like Sleeper Cell and Weed (which my household hasn’t seen yet, but will surely check out now). We’re also looking forward to seeing the last season of The Chris Isaak Show and other series that we missed due to our decision to limit our pay television cash outlay.
And I would be remiss if I neglected to note that CBS owns the Showtime Network.