This news is a little old, but still exciting for those who do not want to watch the episodes on their computers.
ABC To Make Shows Available “On Demand”
26 February 2008 (StudioBriefing)
ABC affiliates are being given the opportunity of making available network programming such as Lost and Desperate Housewives to their local cable, satellite, and fiber-optic distributors’ video-on-demand systems, provided that their fast-forwarding capability be disabled. Each affiliate would be able to insert one locally-sold 30-second commercial in each half-hour of programming. The network would insert about four other commercials. The proposal is expected to overcome affiliates’ reluctance to allow network programs to be made available via VOD for fear that they would cannibalize their audience.