NBC Moves Programming Online in Ad-Supported Site

NBC just took a big jump into the online world, offering its shows for free through AOL:

“NBC will start offering its top television shows as ad-supported downloads this fall (autumn) from the NBC Direct website.””The announcement is a major setback for the NBC/ News Corp joint venture Hulu, which was originally set up to offer this very content. The announcement also follows on from NBC’s decision to discontinue offering its TV shows via iTunes by the end of the year.”