August 15, 2005

NPR and Podcasting?

According to this blog entry, NPR may be changing the way they distribute downloadable recordings (today known as "podcasts") of their shows. All the article says is that they've decided not to renew their contract with Audible.com, and are evaluating new methods of distribution.

Hopefully NPR and PRI (the oft-ignored other public radio network) will decided to distribute downloadable versions of more of their programs. Many shows have, to this date, said that they can't offer free downloads because of licensing issues. Is anything changing? How do they get out of paying additional royalties when Audible.com distributes the shows?

Like DVRs, podcasting is another great technology that deserves to catch on. Perhaps it's popularity will help improve resuscitate TiVo and ReplayTV, and give downloadable TV and movies a much-needed jump-start.

Posted at August 15, 2005 05:16 PM, Categories: Beardcore
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