More on the video iPod deal

The Wall St. Journal offers an excellent summary of the brewing conflict between ABC and its affiliates in the wake of the Disney/Apple announcement last week.

With that, Apple may have helped open a Pandora’s box for the media business. The Cupertino, Calif., company and its first TV partner — Walt Disney Co., the parent of ABC — have taken a potentially significant step in the dismantling of a decades-old system for distributing TV programming to viewers, a move that could have profound long-term consequences for broadcasters, cable systems and satellite companies if more users download shows instead of watching them the old-fashioned way.
(Thanks to I Want Media)

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