April 10, 2006

Free To Get Lost

An executive for Walt Disney’s (Research) ABC network said Monday that starting next month, ABC will offer online streams of some of its most popular television shows, including “Desperate Housewives” and “Lost,” for free the day after they first air on broadcast TV.

I don’t see details about the format. So I’m suspicious that it might not be iPod-compatible. I’m hoping it’s not just streaming video on your computer, because some of those formats are lousy and choppy, while the one that Apple uses for the iTunes store is pretty decent.

In any case, decent for people who like TV but aren’t good at catching their shows when they air now have a choice other than TiVo.


Posted by James at April 10, 2006 4:06 PM
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I like the idea of paying per show rather than paying for the service, regardless of how much you use it. Of course, it depends on how much you would use it. For the use I would get out of it, I'm much better of paying $2 for a show I miss.

Posted by: Maggie at April 10, 2006 6:16 PM

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