HBO teams with iTunes

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Deadwood fans can now hear Al Swearengen mutter "****sucker!" on their iPods over and over wherever they want. HBO has ended its holdout of providing digital downloads of its shows by agreeing to sell its wares on Apple's iTunes service.

The deal breaks new ground in Apple's pricing scheme, which previously capped costs for single episodes at $1.99. Under the agreement between HBO and the iPod kingdom, some HBO shows will sell for $2.99.

Currently, the three shows selling for almost three dollars are The Sopranos, Deadwood, and Rome. Sex and the City, The Wire, and Flight of the Conchords are all available for $1.99 per episode.

ABC, via Disney, was the first to offer television programs on iTunes back in 2005. Among the programs initially included were Lostand Desperate Housewives.

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