updated 04:50 pm EDT, Tue August 15, 2006
CBS Shows Online For Free
In May, CBS announced a service called Innertube, which would let Internet users watch the network's TV shows for free through a Web portal. Its original form sheltered CBS' main shows from the Internet and instead relied on original shows as well as TV programming outside of prime time. Innertube's positive reception and competition from other networks has led the broadcaster to finally make some of its star attractions available through the site. As of September, easily recognized shows such as CSI and Survivor will be available to stream online for four weeks after each episode's broadcast, starting the morning after a given episode has aired. CBS also vows that each episode will be free to stream with a "limited" use of commercials to help address costs.