Apple is underwriting the TV broadcast of Martin Scorsese's documentary of Apple CEO Steve Jobs' favourite artist, Bob Dylan.

The movie, "No Direction Home: Bob Dylan" will make its US broadcast premiere on local US network PBS on September 26 and 27. It's a two-part film which includes never-seen footage and which focuses on Dylan's life and music between 1961-1966.

It also includes interviews with Allen Ginsberg, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez and other artists and musicians from the time.

"A DVD version of the documentary, featuring additional never-before-seen footage, will be released on September 20. Apple will present the DVD and international version of "No Direction Home: Bob Dylan," and is the corporate underwriter of the PBS broadcast," the company explains.

While Dylan fans wai, Apple is offering a movie trailer online.