CBS to Sell Survivor Episodes From CBS Website
Posted on February 1, 2006Reuters reports that CBS has announced plans to sell episodes of the Survivor reality show directly from the CBS website. They will be sold Google's video service for $1.99 and on Comcast's on-demand system for 99 cents.
CBS CEO Leslie Moonves said in a statement, "It's been our strategy to exploit content across as many platforms as possible."
The Reuters story saysnew episodes would be available after midnight following the airing of the show at its regular time on CBS. The new series of Survivor is scheduled to debut today. The networks can cut out the middle man by selling directly from their websites. Meanwhile, websites like Google Video and iTunes are trying to set themselves up as hubs for downloading video content. Amazon and AOL also plan to sell downloadable video content.