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The long tail of the television industry

On February 24, 2008, in Technology, by Administrator
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Laughing Squid notes that CBS is placing its back catalog of television shows online for free.  Brilliant move as this will allow them to gain additional advertising revenue from older shows.  I’d happily watch the old seasons of Star Trek if I can do so at my own pace and on demand.  Sure, I can buy the DVDs, but I am not a big enough fan to do that and DVDs have to be stored and maintained.  I’d rather have that content in the cloud. The only issue will be making sure the quality is good enough to watch.  I’d love to see more archives come into the cloud, especially old historical material such as presidential debates and old newcasts which would be interesting to watch and put in today’s context.

 

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