Next: TV’s Reinvented Business Model

“The iPod video player doesn’t matter. Downloading episodes of ‘Lost’ and ‘Desperate Housewives’ to computers barely matters. What does matter is the crack in the traditional television business model. Some networks already have skipped the traditional television model and started shipping shows, some of which are produced for online audiences only, directly to the Web. With the growth of broadband, up from 25.3 million households in 2003 to an estimated 42.3 million this year, watching the shows on computers has become easier.”