ABC/Disney has announced they'll stream several shows for free
off of the network's website.
The move comes in a two month trial, testing what they call a "new business model." How do they make money? Easily: the technology pretty much forces you to watch the commercials: no fast forwarding is allowed. 10 advertisers, including AT&T, Ford, Procter & Gamble and Universal Pictures have signed on to the no-brainer of force-feeding their ads to a potentially large, and largely captive audience.
The shows, including Commander in Chief, Alias, Lost
and Desperate Housewives
, will be available on the Web at ABC.com in May and June.