The studio quietly launched WB Archive Instant. According to the website, it enables subscribers who pay $9.99 a month opportunities to watch what the company calls “rare and hard-to-find” content that includes old TV shows and movies.
TV production studio executives have been wary of Internet distribution, fearing it would lead to increased piracy and destroy secondary markets. But video streaming services are becoming a boon.
On Monday, Fox followed through with its previously announced plans to keep its new shows off the Web for eight days, except for Hulu Plus and Dish Network subscribers. Disney’s ABC is now set to do the same thing, according to people familiar with the company’s plans.
Newspapers surpassed broadcasters for the first time in the third quarter in total video minutes streamed and the number of video titles uploaded, according to the latest data from analytics firm TubeMogul and video-hosting service Brightcove.