Monday, April 10, 2006

ABC Offering Four Free Shows Online

ABC will be offering four popular shows including "Desperate Housewives" and "Lost" on its Web site for free for two months beginning in May.

The shows will include advertising that cannot be skipped over during viewing. ABC, which is owned by The Walt Disney Co., already offers ad-free episodes for $1.99 each on Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes store.

The offerings on the ABC.com Web site will also include current episodes of "Commander in Chief," as well as the entire season of "Alias," and will be available through June. New episodes will be available online the day after they run on ABC.

ABC has not made shows available on Google's video store. ABC has also not yet signed any agreements with cable companies to distribute its hit prime-time shows for on-demand replay services offered on cable, although Sweeney said they were in active talks with several providers.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

won't this kind of violate their agreement with itunes?

n3il89 said...

No it won't because it is ABC's content and they have rights to do whatever they want with it.

Furthermore, ABC is owned by Disney where Steve Jobs' second job is located (Disney recently bought Pixar which he was CEO of).