Looks like the broadcast world isn’t going to sit by and let Apple dominate TV show downloads the way it’s done with music. Both CBS and NBC have announced they have formed partnerships with Comcast and DirectTV respectively to offer a downloadable selection of their best shows for 99 cents a pop.
What’s interesting about these announcements is that it’s clear that we’re not going to have one place to access downloadable TV content, unless, that is, it’s via a peer to peer network (which we seem to be moving away from based on the recent Grokster case ruling). Maybe someone can step up and aggregate all of this content.
Otherwise, the option of subscribing to iTunes, Comcast, DirectTV, etc, etc, etc to download shows just isn’t realistic. I don’t get to watch much TV now (although I have started viewing Lost via iTunes), and it doesn’t seem like that’s gonna change much.