incrediBILL - 9:01 pm on May 10, 2013 (gmt 0)
I think this is just part of the beginning of something much bigger, when is going to be the end of network TV as we know it or at a minimum, there will be a place where shows can transition from TV to legions of fans without having corporate sponsors.
I've always said it was insane to stop producing TV shows with 3M people watching a week, put it OnDemand, Hulu, etc. and charge $0.99 an episode and let people that really want to watch it continue as long as they cover production costs.
We'll quickly learn that people either a) didn't like it that much or b) the networks were wrong and TV viewership will splinter even further to alternate sources.
I'm thinking someday soon sites like YouTube, Hulu and Netflix will be destinations for new shows and not the cable channels.
Netflix already has a list of programs: [en.wikipedia.org...]
My wife now watches some cancelled soap opera that now puts episodes on the web.
YouTube obviously has tons of original content, just not paid content yet.
The only problem I have with it all is what they call "HD" looks bad even to those without cataracts!