February 08, 2011

The Pollak Paywall

It was bad enough when they put the Kevin Pollak Chat Show behind a paywall- but then they made it really inconvenient to download it:

The entire YouTube archive of the show is gone.  All the podcasts have been replaced with three-minute downloads with a minute's worth of the show and a patronizing wraparound instructing you where to purchase the episode.  Your options boil down to two -- a 99-cent audio purchase on the iTunes Store or a $1.99 purchase on Amazon.  Full, single episodes are also available for $9.99 on manufactured-on-demand DVDs via Amazon.
Too bad- it was my favorite show of its kind, and some of the best episodes were ones I never would have thought to download. I just wish some cable channel which had no concerns about language or two-hour running time would put it on the air...

Posted by Stephen Silver at February 8, 2011 03:55 PM
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