Wednesday, December 07, 2005

TVs are just Vending Machines

TVs turn into vending machines for programs

USA Today - David Lieberman writes: "Here are two key questions for anyone who wants to run a TV network: Ten years from now, who'll pay for your new shows? And how will potential viewers discover that they exist? The answers got murkier in the past several weeks. Three major networks — ABC, CBS, and NBC — took small but important steps away from a business model that has served them for about 50 years but is being stressed by new technology. For the first time, they agreed to let viewers see for a fee current prime-time hits on cable and satellite video-on-demand (VOD) and via Internet download. ..." Link: USA Today.

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