There were two articles related to ‘expansion’ of video on the Web. NYT talks about the expansion of iPod video. And WSJ has an article on the opening up of popular TV shows from ABC on the Web without ay charges. I am surprised by the ABC’s strategy — it was going to happen but who thought it will happen so soon.
The initiative, to be announced today by Anne Sweeney, president of the Disney-ABC Television Group, marks a watershed: the first time a TV company is offering major prime-time shows free online without restriction. Until now, networks have brokered limited piecemeal deals in a bid to keep business partners happy and their traditional business models intact. CBS Corp. has come the closest to what Disney is planning, offering rentals of “Survivor” episodes on CBS.com for 99 cents.