NBC has partnered with P2P site Pando Networks to deliver their NBC Direct free, commercial supported DVD quality downloads.
So NBC has gone the way of the BBC and AOL before them to use P2P technology to distribute their videos.
I have always thought that this is the future of these networks. They will have to embrace new media or become extinct. Fortunately for them/Unfortunately for us, all of the NBC shows that are worth downloading are not in production right now, and probably won't be until the fall season, so their is no real way to judge this service. I await the opportunity to check it out.
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