Ronald Grover writes:
... The dawning of a new era of TV? Not quite. Study the details provided by the networks carefully, and you'll notice that none are taking too big a risk. The deals include just a smattering of shows -- generally about four or five from each network -- and in some cases, the online services are designed not to ruffle too many members of the ecosystem on which networks live and prosper. ¶ The truth is, going down this road is upsetting to many in TV Land. ABC affiliates are already irate about Disney's decision to allow Apple's iTunes service to have some of Disney's bigger TV hits, such as Lost and Desperate Housewives. But does anyone really think folks watching TV programs on those tiny iPod screens poses a real danger to at-home, nightly TV viewing? ..
Link: BusinessWeek. Good analysis. --Dennis