Thursday, February 21, 2008

But of Course, It's ONLY Promotional....

NBC and CBS have announced they are streaming television shows across their web portals.

I am not certain if these shows pay residuals anymore, which is a win for the corporations as they will be paid (via ads) to put these episodes online and use the interest to spur home entertainment sales. So yes, it is promotional... but promotions pay too.

That's why I have always found that "it's promotional" argument to be a load. They are promoting the shows so they can sell them in a variety of other media.

In other industries they call that "business."

1 comment:

MC said...

See, I thought part of the reason CBS chose 3 of those shows was because of the way some of those contracts were written back then, the studios still wouldn't have to pay anything to the writers involved.