Disney to widen online TV shows
Walt Disney has declared to have sold more than 1.5 million episodes of shows such as Lost and Desperate Housewives via online music and video store iTunes. The programmes are currently available to US households only and cost $1.99 (?1.13) per episode.
Other companies worldwide are also working to make their programs available online. In recent weeks US network CBS announced it was making shows like CSI and Star Trek available to buy online via Google.
In the UK the BBC is currently trialling a service to offer TV programmes online for up to seven days after they have broadcast.
ITV has also announced it is looking at delivering content.