The Wall Street Journal says that ABC and CBS are working on adapting episodes of their TV shows for the iPad. Both will offer streamable programming to new iPad owners immediately upon launch. Their delivery strategies are different though.
ABC will use an app and CBS will stream through the browser (HTML5!). Eventually it will be a commercial-supported deal familiar to all of us who’ve used online streaming services. Now if NBC and Hulu get onboard you’ll have quite a lot of content available.