Apple Celebrates The Beatles' American Debut with New Apple TV Channel

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' American debut, Apple today has expanded the lineup for its Apple TV set-top box by adding a channel dedicated to the legendary rock group.

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The channel allows users to view The Beatles' groundbreaking performance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" for a limited time, and also offers download links to The Beatles' U.S. releases, which are available digitally for the first time on iTunes.

The Beatles' music originally debuted on iTunes in November 2010 after years of speculation and prolonged negotiation between record label EMI and Apple. The group's music went on to sell 2 million songs and 450,000 albums in its first week on the iTunes Store, and eventually reached overall sales of 5 million songs and 1 million albums within in two months. Exclusive ringtones by The Beatles were made available on iTunes in February 2012, and a digital compilation of 59 rare and unheard recordings by the group also launched last December.

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Aluminum213 Avatar
101 months ago
More useless Apple TV apps
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bushido Avatar
101 months ago
there needs to be a new UI! so cluttered.

also shocker: i cant name a single song of the Beatles ... :o
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sky Blue Avatar
101 months ago
Now let's celebrate the debut of a New Apple TV.
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JHankwitz Avatar
101 months ago
... shocker: i cant name a single song of the Beatles ... :o

Are you bragging or very young?
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adnbek Avatar
101 months ago
More useless Apple TV apps

You must be really fun at parties.
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Jsameds Avatar
101 months ago
Conspiracy Theory: Apple is cluttering up your existing AppleTV so you'll want to buy the new one with a clean interface when they come out.
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