Wednesday, January 25

iTunes downloads boost network ratings

While this article gets some important facts wrong (the NBC pay-for downloads are not a podcast, in the current meaning of the word), but the point it makes is a good one. NBC's ratings figures are proving that the new Internet mode of distribution is the Next Big Thing in terms of getting consumers to watch television shows.

Internet television (or IPTV, as it's know in "the industry") is certainly where content distribution is headed. And with Steve Jobs grabbing at least some part of the reins at Disney, this transition to online entertainment can only be accelerating.

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