Fox plans to "relapse" hit TV shows like 24 they day after they air on regular TV, on both the internet and VOD. However, the broadcaster also plans to share any revenues with it's affiliate stations.

According to Home Media Retailing, Fox sees this as a way to not compete with it's partners. Six months were spent working out this deal with their affiliates.

Unlike ABC, which is "stuck in affiliate arrangements that keep them from releasing more than a quarter of their prime-time programs in other avenues," Fox won't have this problem.

In fact, in "the third year of the deal, Fox can shift its entire prime-time schedule to VOD."

Evan Jacobs at Movieweb
Evan Jacobs