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Apple's iTunes to Offer HBO Shows

Apple has signed a deal with HBO to offer popular TV shows on iTunes
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SAN FRANCISCO --

The Sopranos

and

The Wire

fans take heart.

Apple

(AAPL) - Get Report

is bringing the acclaimed shows to iTunes through a partnership with HBO.

Apple said Tuesday that its iTunes Store will sell programming from HBO, the programming subsidiary of

Time Warner

(TWX)

.

Other HBO programs available on iTunes include

Sex and the City

,

Deadwood

,

Rome

and

Flight of the Conchords

.

The agreement between HBO and Apple marks a shift in how Apple has traditionally priced content on iTunes. Instead of a fixed price, Apple is offering a two-tier pricing structure, a move it has resisted in the past.

Sex and the City

,

The Wire

and

Flight of the Conchords

are priced at $1.99 a episode, while

The Sopranos

,

Deadwood

and

Rome

shows are priced at $2.99 a episode. iTunes customers can also choose to purchase entire seasons of the programs.

Shares of Apple were up $1.77, or 0.9%, to $189.96. Apple's stock Apple's stock has shed about 3.5% this year, while the Nasdaq composite index fell about 5 % during the same period.