NBC To Offer Free TV Show Downloads

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

NBC Universal, acknowledging that viewers are increasingly moving away from traditional television viewing, announced plans today for a service that will make popular NBC programs available to download free to personal computers and other devices.

The programs, including "Heroes" and "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," will be offered for a week immediately after their initial broadcasts. Commercials will be embedded in the programs and viewers will not be able to skip through them.

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