NBC and CBS Offering OnDemand Episodes

NBC and CBS announced that they would be offering replays of prime-time television shows for $.99 per episode on an On-Demand basis through Comcast (CBS) and DirecTV (NBC).

Only a few details are available. CBS's shows will retain their commercials. NBC's shows will be available for one week after their broadcast (no commercials).

Apple's recent release of iTunes with Video appears to have sparked more interest in on-demand video content. Apple current offers a number of ABC prime-time shows for $1.99/each through iTunes.

Many are waiting to see if Apple can negotiate deals with other networks. NBC has made comments, however, that while they are looking into digital distribution many venues do not have enough protections in place.

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