Looking for places to search for, watch, and/or download your favorite television show episode videos?
Below is a comprehensive list of all the television programs that can be downloaded or streamed online. This list focuses primarily on legitimate download and tv search sites. You will see that this list does not focus at all on the many many peer-to-peer and torrent network download sites. Obviously this is a list that is growing quickly and I could certainly use some help in keeping it up to date. Please feel free to add to this list in the comments below. Thanks.
I encourage you to bookmark this list and come back as we will update it as needed. Last Updated 10/22/2007
Network Television WebSites:
- ABC: http://dynamic.abc.go.com/streaming/landing
- ABC Family: http://abcfamily.go.com/broadband/index.html
- FOX: FOX has deals with several sites to stream its television shows, including MSN, and TV Guide. Also available at Fox Video , ,
- FOX Cast: http://www.fox.com/foxcast/
- The CW:
- PBS: Full episodes of Frontline are available here.
- Cartoon Network: http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/video/app/index.html
- Toonami: http://www.toonamijetstream.com/
- Adult Swim: http://www.adultswim.com/adultswimfix/index.jsp
- Comedy Central: http://www.comedycentral.com/motherload/
- Nickelodeon: http://www.nick.com/turbonick/
- Disney Channel: http://tv.disney.go.com/disneychannel/video/index.html
- E!: Mostly clips, occasional full episode premieres. Go to www.eonline.com and click on “The Vine.”
- ESPN: ESPN 360
- TNT: http://alt.tnt.tv/d-vision/vidplayer.html
- VH1: http://www.vh1.com/vspot/player.jhtml?launchedFrom=/vspot/
- TV Land: http://www.tvland.com/tvlhome.jhtml
- C-SPAN: Recent programs listed under video/audio.
- The N: Go to the Web site and click on “The Click.”
- TBS: As of this writing, the Laugh Lab section of the TBS site will stream repeats of the series 10 Items or Less and My Boys.
- Sci Fi: Sci Fi First Look offers occasional full premiere episodes.
- Sci Fi Network: http://www.scifi.com/pulse/
Many of the major video search sites do well with posting TV content when the networks allow it or don’t ask them to remove them:
- blinkx.tv: http://www.blinkx.tv
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com
- Myspace TV: http://vids.myspace.com/
- Brightcove: http://www.brightcove.com
- Veoh: http://www.veoh.com
- AOL Video: http://television.aol.com/
- Yahoo TV: offers some (but not many) full episodes from the major networks, as well: http://tv.yahoo.com/
- MSN: Premieres offered for free on the section of the MSN site.
- Amazon Unbox also has shows from several networks available for a cost.
- ClipBlast: http://www.clipblast.com
- More Video Search Sites
Here are some television specific search sites and directories:
- TV Guide: http://video.tvguide.com/
- IMDB: Internet Movie Database – http://us.imdb.com/search – even though doesn’t contain videos, still a major authority for anyone searching for TV shows and information
- Vid 2 C: http://www.vid2c.com/ – kind of directory vs. search
- Find Internet TV: http://www.findinternettv.com/
- Current TV: http://www.current.tv/network/video
- Side Reel: http://www.sidereel.com – User contributed directory of entertainment information and links to where you can watch it by show, film, and so forth.
- : The name pretty much explains it.
- In2TV: (free retro shows of all kinds offered through this AOL site*)
- AOL Video also offers a surfeit of shows both for free and at a cost
Apple iTunes and Apple TV:
As of 9/29/2007, the following networks are offering content through the iTunes store: A&E, ABC, ABC Family, ABC News, Adult Swim, Animal Planet, BET Networks, Biography Channel, Bravo, Cartoon Network, CBS, CMT, CNN, Comedy Central, Court TV, CSTV/CBS Sports, The CW, Discovery Channel, Discovery Health, Discovery Kids, Disney Channel, E!, ESPN, FOX, FOX Reality, Fox Sports, Fox Sports in espanol, Fuel TV, Funimation, FX, History Channel, Jetix, Lifetime, Logo, MLB.com, MTV, nun2, The N, NASCAR, National Geographic, NBC, NBC News, NBC Sports, NFL Network, Nick at Nite, Nickelodeon, Nicktoons network, PBS, PBS kids, Sci Fi Channel, Showtime, Sleuth, Si TV, SOAPNet, Speed, Spike, Style, The sundance channel, Telemundo, TLC, Travel Channel, TNT, TV Land, USA, VH1 and Warner Bros.
Third Party Service Providers:
- Cozmo.tv and Brightcove are allowing people to control their Tivo’s through their browser.
- MobiTV: Currently streams television to mobile devices
- Orb offers TV on your PC.
Places to Download Episodes (not something the networks are too happy with ;-) Look what they did to TVLinks. Thanks to for pointing these out: