ABC and CBS on iPad

Walt Disney will offer applications from all of its businesses on Apple’s new iPad electronic tablet, offering popular TV shows, video games and interactive books. One new application will extend its ABC.com’s full episode player onto the iPad, enabling users to watch ad-supported episodes from 20 popular ABC series through a wi-fi connection.

The application will also allow iPad users to purchase downloads of episodes via the iTunes store.

CBS is also offering programming from across its leading content properties on the Apple iPad. Users will be able to watch streaming video content from CBS television shows and CBS.com technology content from CNET.com; they can also download iPad applications from Simon & Schuster, and a customised audio application from CBS Radio.

Apple sold 300,000 iPads on the device's launch day in the US.

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