Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network to offer downloadable content
Media group Wall Street Journal has reported that the U.S. cable television channels for kids Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network have plans to offer online sale of several half-hour programs for $2.99 per download on the internet. However, this downloadable content would be encrypted to play only on the toy maker Hasbro Inc.’s VuGo portable media player.
VuGo retails in the market for around USD 100. Nickelodeon would be offering shows like “SpongeBob SquarePantsâ€, “Unfabulousâ€, and “Rugrats” for download on the official site of the company. Interestingly, more and more television studios are coming out with reports of offering their content digitally over the internet.
AOL and Warner Bros have also announced a similar plan to make available old programs and other series on the internet for download. ABC, NBC, and many other studios are already involved in similar projects. Looks like the Apple iPod Video effect is rampaging through the US Entertainment Industry.
Apple is selling latest episodes of hot selling “Desperate Housewives” and “Lost” for sale at $1.99 per show on iTunes. Looks like, soon everything on TV would be available legally for download.