Friday, December 04, 2009

Web-TV Divide Is Back in Focus With NBC Sale - NYTimes.com

Interesting times

Comcast, the country’s largest cable operator, has already been using its considerable muscle to limit how many shows are available online, lest people think they can cancel their costly cable subscriptions and watch free online. Now the company — which, if the NBC deal passes government muster, will own a piece of the biggest site that threatens to undercut its core business — is looking for ways to charge for ubiquitous access to shows.

With millions now watching TV on their computers, can the media companies put the Hulu genie back in the bottle?

Web-TV Divide Is Back in Focus With NBC Sale - NYTimes.com

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