Monday, April 10, 2006

Disney to make TV shows available free on Web

"NEW YORK/ATLANTA (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co.'s (DIS.N: Quote, Profile, Research) ABC television network will offer some of its most popular shows, such as 'Desperate Housewives' and 'Lost,' for free on the Internet in a two-month trial, the company said on Monday.

The move was the latest effort by leading U.S. media companies to experiment with the delivery of programs through new technologies and still maintain revenue as viewership for prime-time television schedules slowly erodes.

ABC already sells digital downloads of its highest-rated TV shows for the popular iPod music and video player, while other networks have been testing online and video-on-demand formats for airing shows soon after they first appear on broadcast TV." (Read More)


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