CBS will make episodes from the next edition of its "Survivor" franchise available for download on CBS.com, marking the first time a network has offered its programming for purchase from its own Web site, the network said Wednesday.
For $1.99 per episode, visitors to http://www.CBS.com can download full episodes of "Survivor: Panama -- Exile" starting at midnight following each episode's premiere on the broadcast network. "Survivor: Panama" debuts Thursday night in its regular 8 p.m. time slot. The episode will be viewable for up to 24 hours from the time it's purchased; the episodes will be available for downloading from the site through June, CBS said.
The move follows CBS's partnership announced in early January with Google, which made episodes from past editions of "Survivor"-- along with other current CBS primetime hits "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "NCIS," and "The Amazing Race" -- available for purchase through the Google Video Store service.