Sorry if this isn't the right forum for this question. Please move it if necessary. I've poked around looking for a definitive answer and can't find one.
OK, so I bought an episode of a TV show about a week ago from the iTunes app on the iPad. I watched it and then deleted it to clear the space. Yesterday I went into iTunes on my laptop and assumed I could watch it again from there and I can't seem to retrieve it.
Am I thinking about this wrong? My whole perspective about iTunes was shaped by my experience with the Kindle. If I bought a book on the device, I could delete it and later retrieve it through Amazon seemingly in perpetuity. Is this not the way it works with iTunes? Do I need to make sure it's on my PC before I delete it from the device?