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Fox logs on

Simpsons News — Posted 15 Apr, 2006 by Scott

Fox might be coming late to the Internet party, but it knows how to make an entrance.

The network said Thursday that it planned to start making its hit programs such as American Idol, The Simpsons and 24 available online and through video-on-demand services the day after they air.

Though Fox has lagged behind the other networks in taking the step to make its shows download-friendly, its plan is different in that it plans to share the revenues generated by the move with its 187 affiliate stations, something rival nets ABC, CBS and NBC do not do.

Because of Fox's partnership with its affiliate stations, it will be able to make a greater chunk of its content available for download, whereas the other networks are limited by their current arrangements with their affiliates as to how many shows they can put online.

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