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Disney launches The River on iTunes ahead of UK bow

US horror series The River is to launch via iTunes in the UK 24 hours after its launch on Us network ABC after Disney struck a deal with Apple.

This is first time the Hollywood studio has debuted a TV series on the download-to-own service ahead of a traditional launch. 
The River, which is produced by ABC Studios and Spielberg’s Amblin Films, launches on ABC on February 7th as part of the network’s midseason slate. The show tells the story of a famous wildlife expert who goes missing in the Amazon and his family and friends must deal with the supernatural to find him.

Tags: Apple, UK