Apple Computer has made a series of deals to distribute TV shows for purchase from the U.K. version of the iTunes Music Store.

Viacom-owned MTV Networks International has reached an agreement with Apple, which will see programs from MTV, Nickelodeon and Paramount Comedy channels made available from iTunes in the U.K. The U.K. rollout of downloadable TV programs via iTunes follows a launch in the U.S. last year.

The MTV U.K. line-up includes episodes from "South Park" and "Pimp My Ride," priced at £1.89 ($3.80).

"We're very excited to be partnering with iTunes," said David Lynn, executive VP and managing director, MTV Networks U.K. and Ireland in a statement. "Making our content available on the iTunes U.K. store gives our audiences the ability to watch our hit programming whenever they want and wherever they are."

Mika Salmi, president of MTVN global digital media, added that the international distribution of content on iTunes was a key part of their plan to make its programming available across all digital platforms.

"This is an important step forward," he said in a statement. "We already have programming and content on 35 mobile TV stations, 284 online properties and 141 TV channels. iTunes is a natural progression for us in the global roll-out of content on digital platforms from all our brands, increasing customer choice and boosting international and digital revenues."

Apple has also signed deals with Disney and ABC to distribute U.S. shows on iTunes in the U.K. Hit shows including "Desperate Housewives" and "Lost" are now available from the U.K. Apple download store.