Long time since I last posted, but I have some juicy information for Lost Fans. The folks over at ABC
have begun discussing platform and advertising models surrounding prevention of piracy and promotion of their own content. And thankfully, they have apparently decided to start showing full seasons of their shows on a special ABC platform website that will unveil sometime in the 3rd Quarter of 2008. Rumour has it that they will start off the new platform will all 4 season of ABC's mega-hit show Lost. The fourth season of the popular drama starts in 1st the Quarter, and by the 3rd quarter of 08, the 4th season would have completed allowing for all previous seasons, with the latest season to be available for viewing on-line.
ABC, among other stations, have already experimented with streaming their television shows online - but they generally offer a limited supply of episodes that are kept only temporary online for viewing. It seems ABC
is taking a risk and upping the ante by potentially putting up an entire syndications worth of episodes, albeit with a currently unknown advertising business model in place of the standard television commercial breaks. Regardless, this is a step in the right direction and I genuinely hope they are successful. I started watching Lost a few months back, and I'm just about done the first season - so something like this would definitely be helpful to acquire new viewers to old series.
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