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At the NewTeeVee Live conference in San Francisco yesterday, Comcast Interactive Media president Amy Banse  confirmed that On Demand Online (i.e. TV Everywhere) will be available to Comcast subscribers at no extra cost “by Hanukkah.” A few hours later, Disney CEO Bob Iger told analysts on Disney’s fourth-quarter earnings call that he thinks that’s a very bad idea. “What we’ve heard suggests that interest in charging the consumer for greater access isn’t a priority and we think it should be,” he said. With that, the real battle over TV Everywhere was joined: Some programmers, at least, are going to want to be paid to make their content available Everywhere.