The Walt Disney Co. is joining fellow multimedia giants NBC Universal and News Corp. as stakeholders and providers of content to the growing TV Web site. Disney is promising to distribute a host of programming via the service, including such ABC staples as Lost, Desperate Housewives and Ugly Betty.
According to Wired, a new study by Ball State University’s Center for Media Design finds that American adults average 5 hours a day watching live television–versus less than 3 minutes watching content online.
Fearing cutbacks, industry workers are asking politicians to continue financing the state’s incentive program. According to The New York Times, funding for the program has already been exhausted and at least one official has suggested a reduction on future spending.
Yesterday, The New York Times published an article speculating on why television continues to dominate in a digital age when all other “old-media” have diminished in influence. Read it here.