Fox To Offer Free Shows On iTunes

fox.jpgFox Broadcasting will offer season premier television shows for free on iTunes, beginning next week.

The move is said to be part of a push by Fox to expose iPod users to the new season of shows appearing as part of the new US television ratings season.

According to the LA Times, shows to be offered for free on iTunes include Prison Break, Bones, American Dad and “K-Ville; the idea being that by offering the earlier episodes for free now, viewers will return and watch the shows on TV as they are broadcast, or pay for downloads of these show later from iTunes.

The move follows a recent announcement that ABC will begin offering ad-supported free viewing of their shows on AOL.