Monday, May 29, 2006

The Office Webisodes in July

NBC's hit show, The Office, is going to have some IPTV content available in July. These IPTV shows nicknamed "webisodes," which are online-only episodes, will have The Office that everyone knows and loves. I have not been able to find any details as to whether these are full 20-min (30 min show with ads) or just short mini-clips. Of course, I, myself being a huge Office fan, would hope that it is much like ABC's current show service online. ABC currently allows you to stream full episodes of Desperate Housewives, Lost, Commander-In-Chief, and Alias. However, The Office "webisodes" are different in that they are created just for the world wide web.

Also, there aren't any details as to whether these shows can be downloaded or if they are stream-only. Most likely it will be stream-only so that NBC can utilize their current system of playing small, 1 min or less, clips.

Most likely this is a trial for NBC to see if there really is a market for shows on the web. Also, these webisodes will be free (hopefully). The Office is currently available on iTunes for $1.99 per episode. No details as to whether these webisodes will be available via iTunes.

A funny pic I found of Dwight below. If you haven't already seen The Office than you should immediately. It is just phenomenally hilarious.

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