Just came across this article, sounds like a great idea.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - NBC and CBS unveiled separate plans to make some of their prime-time shows available for viewers to watch at their leisure -- without commercials -- for 99 cents an episode, throwing open the door to "on-demand" television.
The back-to-back announcements on Monday from NBC Universal, a unit of General Electric Co. (Research), and Viacom Inc. (Research)-owned CBS, came weeks after Walt Disney Co.'s ABC began offering commercial-free Internet downloads of its biggest hits, "Lost" and "Desperate Housewives," for $1.99 a piece.
The news also came the same day that file-sharing service Grokster Ltd. agreed to stop distributing software that allows users to copy songs without permission as part of a settlement with the recording industry.
The two latest TV deals add CBS and NBC shows such as "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" to the mix of programs networks are scrambling to deliver outside of traditional broadcasts.
All three ventures highlight growing efforts by the major commercial networks to shake up "old media" models and expand their avenues of distribution.