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TV On The Computer? Networks Say NO!

network logos 385 TV On The Computer? Networks Say NO!

The days of being able to watch TV shows on the World Wide Web for free are fading fast.

Broadcasters have taken a big step toward getting online viewers to pay for shows by blocking access to online programming. And all four networks are in on this one — Fox, ABC, NBC and CBS have cut off free views as part of fee disputes with cable companies. It’s a sign the networks are no longer willing to give away shows for free, even if the shows are ad-supported. It’s also suggests the nets feel they can make more money from cable TV providers if they hold back some programming online.


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