Reader Will tipped us to Fox now offering the first four episodes of 24 on the Myspace TV portal, with the fifth available tonight. You have to download their media player, but the quality is pretty good in full-screen mode. Fox already made the first four episodes available on DVD, well ahead of the traditional TV-to-DVD cycle.
I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: if you offer free online streams of your content online, fewer people will resort to unauthorized digital distribution. Even I would rather just watch an instant-on online stream, including ads, than wait for a torrent to download.