Apple announced ten new QuickTIme TV (QTV) channels on its online network, yesterday.

The channels, announced at Internet World in Los Angeles, include UK-based Global Music Network, ZDTV, Sony Music and Beggars’s Banquet Records.

The other new channels are Caroline’s Comedy Club, Cipher New Media, France-based HyperTunes, IFILM, Oddcast and Pitch TV.

Phil Schiller, Apple’s vice president of worldwide product marketing, said: "QTV now streams over 40 channels of music, video and news for free."

J David Waldman, of Sony, said: "We’ve been streaming video content in QuickTime on the Sony Web site for about five years. Starting today, QuickTime will enable QuickTime users everywhere to access full-length videos from their favourite artists."

ZDTV’s senior vice president of programming and production, Greg Drebin, said: "We’re thrilled to offer ZDTV content in QuickTime to our audience."

Other channels already broadcasting on the QuickTime network include BBC World, Disney.com, VH1 and Warner Bros.