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ABC Starts Charging Viewers For Video Clips On The Internet

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In a sign of the growing pressure on media companies to make money from their online efforts, Walt Disney Co.'s ABC News will no longer allow users free access to video clips on its Web site.

Instead, ABC News Wednesday will begin charging visitors a $4.95 monthly fee to view news programming on its Web site, ABCNews.com. ABC News will also greatly expand the range of news programming to include full broadcasts of "World News Tonight With Peter Jennings" and "Nightline," as well as a 30-day archive of those shows and other material, rather than the more limited selection of short clips that was previously available on the site. The expanded programming also will be available through RealOne, a package of news and entertainment offered by RealNetworks Inc. for $9.95 a month.

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This is not the way to get people to jump onto broadband. :nono:
CNN has been doing that for a while :(
Just saw this link on News.com...

Seems like people are willing to pay for this stuff....

Heck I pay MLB to listen to all their games on the internet....


But $15 for the year ain't bad... :shrug:
msnbc.com still offers their video without subscription.
Microsoft will make use pay for it or upgrade to WinXP to get it... :(
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