NBC TV shows on Amazon
NBC content downloadable on Amazon.com.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- NBC Universal and Amazon.com announced Tuesday that the online retailer's digital download service, dubbed Amazon Unbox, is now offering NBC television content in a variety of packages for download onto customers' computers.
Unbox offerings include popular shows like The Office, Heroes, and 30 Rock, as well as all of its new fall series.
New episodes of shows will be available on Amazon Unbox the day after they air on TV.
Starting Sept. 10, customers will be able to download pilot episodes of NBC's new shows Bionic Woman, Chuck, Journeyman and Life free of charge in advance of their network premieres, the companies said.
When purchasing full seasons of an NBC TV series, consumers can receive up to 30 percent off.
But more information on per-show or per-movie pricing was not available in the companies' statement.
Amazon's (Charts, Fortune 500) Unbox, which has offered Universal Pictures, Rogue Pictures and Focus Features films since last September, is also expanding its movie offerings to include new releases and classics, the companies said.
Last week NBC Universal, a unit of General Electric (Charts, Fortune 500), decided to end its deal to sell its shows on Apple's (Charts, Fortune 500) iTunes service. Its shows had accounted for 30 percent of the videos sold on iTunes.
Apple announced that its demand for a higher wholesale price would have raised the retail price of each show to $4.99 per episode from the current $1.99. NBC had wanted Apple to implement better piracy controls and allow it to bundle shows together to increase sales, according to a report in the New York Times.