October 12, 2005 – Disney Become the First To License TV Episodes for Download Through Apple’s iTunes Store
“We’re delighted to be working with Apple to offer fans a new and innovative way to experience our wildly popular shows like Desperate Housewives, Lost, and That’s So Raven. – Robert Iger, CEO of the Walt Disney Company
On October 12, 2005, Apple announced the landmark deal between Disney: episodes from popular ABC shows Desperate Housewives, Lost, and Night Stalker, as well as Disney Channel shows That’s So Raven and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, would be available to purchase from the iTunes store for $1.99 an episode. Pixar short films were also made available for the public to purchase.