ABC cuts out UK TV networks with new Spielberg series
ABC is going to sell its new US series direct to UK iTunes users:
The much-anticipated new US thriller series “The River”, from Steven Spielberg, and Oren Peli, the creator of “Paranormal Activity”, is set to make its UK debut on iTunes (www.itunes.co.uk/tv/theriver) on 8th February, just 24 hours after its US broadcast on ABC. iTunes customers will be first in the UK to see this chilling drama series. A Season Pass of all eight episodes of the much-anticipated show will be available to pre-order from today, with episodes one and two launching on 8th February.
The UK networks – non of which have bought the show – are cut out completely. It’ll be interesting to see how this goes…
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