updated 06:40 pm EST, Fri March 7, 2008
Classic Disney TV shows
Disney has announced that it will begin offering classic TV shows over the internet via its website. The company already sells full-length feature films and modern hit TV shows through Apple's iTunes Store, but classic shows which still remain unnamed will debut directly on Disney.com, according to the New York Times. "In the near future, you'll see more of that product available on Disney.com, either for free or through some sort of subscription," said Roger Iger, CEO of Disney. "Providing physical goods on DVD is tougher and tougher these days because shelf space is limited."
Disney produced classic series such as 'Davy Crockett' and 'Zorro' in the 1950s, and is building Web revenue by offering ad-supported episodes online. Iger refrained from naming which classic shows will appear on Disney.com, but promised shareholders at a meeting on Thursday that the company will soon expand its Web offerings.