Look out, bears: Apple
The move marks Apple's first foray into the subscription model for digital downloading, a strategy which has been common among competitors such as Napster
And there's another wrinkle: The downloaded episodes will be completely free of commercials. Uh-oh, TiVo
Don't bet on that happening overnight, of course. And why worry anyway? The here and now is much more interesting. Comedy Central's new deal with Apple has the potential to alter the economics of mobile content, again. And that can mean only one thing: Disney
Set the DVR to record. Related Foolishness is coming on:
- Rupert Murdoch is one of many who want to go mobile.
- And no wonder: It's still the king.
- But, in the end, will it be downloads or streaming?
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Fool contributor Tim Beyers doesn't yet have a video iPod. It's on his list, OK? Tim didn't own shares in any of the companies mentioned in this story at the time of publication. You can find out what is in his portfolio by checking Tim's Fool profile . The Motley Fool has an ironclad disclosure policy .