MaxM - 10:31 am on Jan 12, 2011 (gmt 0)
A friend of mine wanted to watch his favorite tv-series on Hulu, so he paid 20 EUR/month. Not to Hulu but to a VPN service so he could pass the country blocking.
Yes, US tv-series distribution model hasn't changed at all, unlike music with iTunes etc...
In UK, Scandinavia, Australia and other non-dubbing countries illegal downloading and that VPN service way are extremely popular. TV shows appear on local networks, if at all, often up to a year after US airing.
I don't remember where it was but Warner Bros TV pretty much agreed the current model with international distribution is broken, but they can't do anything about it.