“New episodes of the popular ‘Survivor’ reality television series will be made available for download directly from CBS Corp.’s Web site for $1.99 per episode, a first in network TV, the company said on Wednesday,” Kenneth Li reports for Reuters. CBS’s “plans gives the television network an option to use its own online properties to distribute shows rather than relying on other companies such as Internet company Google or Apple Computer Inc.’s popular iTunes service… It plans to pursue even more deals, executives have said. But it has no intentions to be cut out of the action.”
“New episodes will be available shortly after midnight following the airing of new episodes on TV. Customers will be able to watch the episode for a 24-hour period after paying,” Li reports.
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Fools. From what we can see, this thing will not work with iPod, offers 24-hour limited-time viewing, will likely be Windows Media-based, and do they really think they’d be “cut out of the action” if they used iTunes? Whom do they think gets the lion’s share of the $1.99 that TV shows cost on iTunes? Hint, CBS, it’s not Apple, it’d be you, if you weren’t dinosaurs.
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