Well, to be honest, I can kiiiind of see why amrican tv companies dont show their own products to other countries. However, in the case of jointly made programs, the TV Companies should atleast co-ordinate so they are shown in the different countries at the same time, thus allowing the different corporations to put it online to there countries about th same time.
There was a show on te BBC some time in the later half of last year, i dont renember its name, but i quite liked it. Jointly made by an American company, BBC, a german, a canadian company any maybe 1 or 2 others. It was quite good, but the BBC kept pushing it back loads until it was on really late at night. Turns out it had been shown else where MUCH earlier. So i wondered if maybe everyone was watching it online maybe and the BBC was getting less viewing figures because of this? or maybe i was the onlyone who liked it and no one else watched it? P
However, i agree that things like Webisodes shouldnt be US/UK only, for example, on battlestar, the websiodes where only shown in America, so noone else was able to view them as thy dont seem to be sent to the UK stations, that or Sky1 got them but decided not to show them...? but oh well, i guess thats why Youtube was invented.
Also, piracy rules in this country are totally beginning to suck.