Lionsgate joins the iTunes multiplex

While it's unclear how long it'll be able to keep it up, Apple looks to be making iTunes Movie Store announcements a monthly occurrence for the time being, following up January's news of a deal with Paramount with word of Lionsgate joining its ranks this month. That means that starting this month you'll be able to snag Total Recall, Terminator 2, and other movies that may or may not star future governors of California for $9.99 apiece (for the most part), currently playable in iTunes or on your iPod, and soon to be streamable to your Apple TV. All told, some 150 of Lionsgate's movies are set to be ready for download by the end of the month -- yes, that includes Rambo. Of course, this news doesn't exactly come as a surprise, given that none other Lionsgate's CEO Jon Feltheimer confirmed that the company would be offering iTunes downloads last year. No word on what's taken them so long.

[Thanks, Adam W]