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NBC tries free online videos

A couple of weeks ago, NBC and Apple chose to part ways on delivering NBC content over iTunes. My blog post on it, NBC-The first of many sparked a few lively comments and the story continued to develop as the week went on…

Yesterday, NBC announced free TV shows downloads in a service called NBC Direct.  The downloads have commercials (of course) and you can view them for only a week after the show has been aired on TV.

All in all, I really like this approach and think it provides customers with another option depending on what they want to deal with: cash or commercials.  It puts forth the adage, "Content is King" in a new way for the customer.

The story link below from the NY Times brings up the Apple and NBC "feud" but at this point, I think it’s overblown and they’re trying to make it more than it is.  Kind of reminds me of how some people make more out of Adobe vs. Apple on creative software (video suites) as well.

NY Times article on NBC

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