Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Anti-Hulu Hypothesis

In response to Joseph's comment about the availability of the Big Bang Theory online, I thought I'd mention that, for the moment, CBS is keeping the two most recent episodes up on its site.

CBS has long had the most complicated but (I suspect) best thought-out approach to online viewing, deciding whether or not to provide shows on a case-by-case basis. Of course, 'best thought-out' here is in respect to stockholders, not viewers. The interests of those two groups generally align when you're talking about quality of programming but have a way of diverging when you're talking about revenue streams and cannibalization.

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