What’s becoming one of my favorite websites ghacks recently posted about how ABC is now streaming full episodes of Lost, Desperate Housewives, Alias, Commander in Chief for FREE!! This is such a great step forward to getting rid of my TV. I knew they day would soon be here that I would no longer need a computer and a TV, but instead my computer could act as my TV. Granted, ABC needs to hop on the P2P bandwagon so they can stream their TV live.
The most encouraging news was this:
The [ABC]shows were watched more than 11 million times online in the first month of the test, and an online exit survey showed that 87 percent of respondents could recall the advertisers that sponsored the episodes they watched. A retooled version of the free site, with more shows and features, will be launched in the fall.
This kind of success in advertising means that there is the real potential to get more and more TV on the internet. That’s what advertisers want. Luckily what they want seems to meet my need to watch TV online. One major downside of this service is that it is limited to only the US. There are some easy ways around it if you do a search on the internet, but I think it’s only a matter of time until that restriction will go away also.
I just can’t wait until Fall to see what other shows they start streaming.