MSNBC - Walt Disney Co.’s 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 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.
I think it is a good idea. I would like to download episodes of shows on the internet to watch them. Wouldn't you? But why should I pay to do this when I can watch them on TV for free? Disney may be on to something here.