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Disney To Start Showing Vintage Television Shows Online | Disney.com To Be TV Portal

Disney To Start Showing Vintage Television Shows OnlineDisney is soon to be the latest television company to realise the potential of the Web as a means of selling their television shows.

The company’s website Disney.com is expected to become a Web TV portal with classic shows available to watch online, though it may not be completely free.

According to The New York Times, Robert A. Iger, the Chief Executive of The Walt Disney Company told shareholders of the move at a meeting last Thursday.

Shareholder Statement

He said:

“In the near future, you’ll see more of that product available on Disney.com, either for free or through some sort of subscription,”

“Providing physical goods on DVD is tougher and tougher these days because shelf space is limited.”

There has been no indication as to which classic shows will be available through the site once the move comes on stream, but the company has many classic series to draw from.

Disney Presence On The Web

Last month, Disney announced it had set up a studio dedicated to developing short series exclusively for the Web, which will be broadcast on ABC.com and YouTube.

The company is already selling programmes from ABC and The Disney Channel through Apple iTunes, and this is a further extension of their move on to the Internet.

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  2. BARBARA

    May 21, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    I AM A 62 YR OLD THAT WANTS TO REMINANCE ABOUT MY CHILDHOOD, AND HAVE TALKED TO MANY LIKE ME. I WOULD LIKE TO WATCH TV SITCOMES AND MOVIES OF THE 40’S AND 50’S, ESPECIALLY. SOME I HAVE SEEN AVAILABLE ARE FUN TO WATCH, BUT REALIZE THAT PRESENT-DAY TV TECHNOLOGY HAS INPROVE VERY MUCH. YET TO SAY, THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE VINTAGE PROGRAMS SPLASHED AROUND ONCE IN AWHILE. NOT THE SAME OLD THINGS LIKE THE SAME THINGS REPEATEDLY, i.e. I LOVE LUCY, EVEN THOUGH I ENJOY HER. PROGRAMS I REMEMBER: I REMEMBER MAMA, THE LIFE OF RILEY, I MARRIED JOAN, THE ANN SOTHERN SHOW, THE BETTY WHITE SHOW, MY LITTLE MARGIE SHOW, MAKE ROOM FOR DADDY, FATHER KNOWS BEST. DRAGNET, MR. LUCKY, THE MILLIONAIRE. I HOPE YOU GET THE IDEA. THERE WOULD BE THE CLASS “B” MOVIES TOO THAT WERE GOOD. CHARLIE CHAN, THE ANDY HARDY MOVIES, THE DR, KILDARE MOVIES, THE THIN MAN, MA AND PA KETTLE MOVIES. HOPE, AGAIN, YOU GET THE IDEA.
    I’M SURE THERE ARE MANY I DON’T REMEMBER THAT WOULD BE FUN TO SEE AGAIN. I ALSO THERE ARE PROBABLY MANY THAT HAVE BEEN LOST OVER TIME, SUCH AN AWFUL LOSS.
    IT WOULD BE NICE IF THESE COULD COME TO US FREE. IT WOULD GIVE US ON LIMITED INCOMES SUCH A BOOST IN OUR DAYS. I PERSONALLY WOULD LIKE TO SHARE THEM WITH MY CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN.
    THANKS FOR THE CHANCE TO EXPRESS MY FEELINGS.

  3. Judy A. Kelly

    December 21, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    I am very interested in the Walt Disney series that came on television in the 1950’s and 1960’s. One that I would look forward to is The Secret of Boyne Castle. I wo

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