And why this wasn't a seemingly insurmountable obstacle when Universal released complete Seasons 1-6 of ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS in Region 1. As far as I can tell, every episode of both AHP and AHH was based on a previously-published short story, so this isn't some new legal wrinkle that suddenly cropped up in later seasons. Granted, the first set or two of AHP were released while the big TV-on-DVD boom was still in full swing, but the last two released seasons, in particular, streeted well after the economic downturn and when studio support of older catalog product had already cooled considerably. Also, unless my memory on this is faulty, wasn't the entire run of THE ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR made available for streaming in the US on Hulu a few years ago? Since streaming isn't traditional over-the-air (or cable/satellite) broadcasting, aren't new contracts required, insuring all legal clearances, before copyrighted material is given the green light on a new media platform (be it streaming, DVD/Blu or download)?