The CW, following the footsteps of the big networks, have decided to make a couple of their shows available on iTunes
. Better late then never, I suppose. The CW has nothing to lose by making their shows available for pay download. Why don't all the networks make all their shows available for download? I don't get it.
Anyway, Veronica Mars
will be the first two CW programs to enter the iTunes library and, given the amount of internet savvy I perceive fans of those shows to have, this seems like an obvious move for The CW. Veronica Mars
, especially, should get a significant amount of downloads. I have no evidence to back this up.
The CW has some really good shows (as did WB and UPN, when they existed) yet none have ever achieved success on the level of the bigger network's hit shows. If you remember, it did take FOX upwards of ten years to get on par with the big three (they still aren't, really). It takes time, and it's safe to say that if The CW keeps churning out quality programming, they'll get to where they need to be. Eventually.
-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer