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Disney to offer free TV shows online

updated 12:10 pm EDT, Mon April 10, 2006

Free Disney TV shows

Disney today said its TV group is planning to offer four ABC prime-time shows for free online starting in May. Episodes of "Commander in Chief," "Desperate Housewives," "Lost," and the entire season of "Alias" will be available through June, according to the Associated Press. Advertisers have already come forward to support the initiative, which currently include Unilever PLC, Procter & Gamble, AT&T, Toyota, and Ford. The TV group also said it is planning to launch a broadband channel for soap operas on April 17th called "Soapnetic," which will be available to Verizon consumer broadband customers, according to the report. Another report from the Wall Street Journal suggests that the move won't pose much of a threat to Apple, largely because the content can't be transferred onto portable devices such as its popular iPod digital media player.

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  1. Feathers

    Joined: Dec 1969



    If it appears on your screen it can be captured with Snapzpro! WooHoo!

  1. technohedz

    Joined: Dec 1969


    fee or commercial free

    If you buy the series on dvd or itms later because you can't deal w/ being glued to the television or scheduling your life around it (not to mention the commercials). Then this doesn't matter to you. ITMS is also somewhat irrelevant because you can't burn your shows to dvd. WHY? currently they aren't a bunch of movies. They are shows that anyone can tivo/pvr then burn to disk. Get w/ the program. Buying music is about selection and guilt alleviation. Buying television shows is about not waiting for the dvd to come out; but it's still unbelievably lame that you can't burn an episode.

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