I recently saw a story on Slashdot.com about how
CBS.com has placed all of the original Star Trek series up for
on-line viewing. Note was made that their flash-based viewer works
well with Linux.
There are several excellent examples of sites that do it right,
providing video content using flash-based players that do an
excellent job of providing TV shows, movies, and other videos to
any flash-enabled browser. Here are a few that I recommend:
CBS.com in particular provides much of their content in a 720
pixel HD format that gives the viewer excellent HD image and sound
quality. With *no* OS restrictions.
On the other hand, there is one TV provider, ABC.com, that chose
the backwards-thinking approach of limiting browser content to
specific OSs. ABC.com's new viewer is Windows/Mac-only, and as a
result here are now millions of Linux users such as myself who are
locked out from viewing their content.