04/05/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Showtime Experiments: Put "Tudors" Premiere On The Web

The New York Post claims:

FANS of Showtime's "The Tudors" can catch Sunday's season opener online - but only if they're Showtime subscribers.

Although Showtime has advertised that it will provide the second-season "Tudors"premiere on over 60 platforms, Web watchers found they needed a password to watch the show.

The password is given only to Showtime's paying customers.

But, as TV Decoder says, you can view the content without a password (see below):

Showtime is trying a variation on the old marketing adage "give away the razor to sell the blades."

The premium cable channel, which relies on revenue from individual subscribers to produce programs, is giving away the second-season premiere of the period drama "The Tudors," which is about Henry VIII and his crowd, on YouTube this week.

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