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CBS On Demand (Channel #1002)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Alan Gordon, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. Alan Gordon

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    No HD, and I hope they add more programming to it, but a pleasant development nonetheless...

    Hopefully CW On Demand will be coming soon as well...
     
  2. CCarncross

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    I dont believe any of the network programming is HD for on-demand yet is it?
     
  3. Alan Gordon

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    No...

    NBC had some Olympics stuff in HD, but that was it.

    ABC On Demand has recently/had recently an episode of "The Neighbors" with an HD tag, but it was actually SD.
     
  4. Joe Spears

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    Agreed. I think that is a good opinion, I understand the VOD content is controlled by the networks so looking at CBS On Demand selection on Time Warner Cable and then looking at DirecTV's there no where close to the same selection. It appears they still have quite a large amount to add to match what typical CBS On Demand offers across many MSO providers. I have looked at CBS On Demand through Comcast and there's matches TWC as well (for viewing on TV, online viewing through Cbs.com does include additional content).


    Here is a link to TWC CBS ON Demand content to get an idea of what is generally offered across MSO providers: http://www.twcondemand.com/tv/primetime-on-demand/cbs
     
  5. Steveknj

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    Where was this when Sandy took my power away for 8 days and I was scrambling to find the content I missed?

    Great add though. I think back when I first got DirecTV and how much it's improved. It's pretty awesome when you think about it.
     
  6. Steve

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    Maybe not on DirecTV, but I stayed with my sister when we lost power during hurricane Sandy. She's got FiOS, and I'm pretty sure we watched a couple of network shows on demand in HD when I was there.

    I wonder if it's a network bandwidth issue, since FiOS has bandwidth to burn?
     
  7. tonyd79

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    There seems to be no rhyme or reason to what is available where. I do get some HD from fios for OTA networks but they do not have HD for TVLand on Demand while DirecTV does.

    While most channels that both have align pretty well with content, it sometimes varies wildly. Fios tends to have more TCM content while DirecTV has a lot more HBO.
     
  8. Steve

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    I'm so glad you posted, Tony. I had no idea I could get TVLand in HD via On Demand. We enjoy both Hot In Cleveland and The Exes, and have been watching them in crappy HD... up until now. Thanks for the tip!

    You're right. There is no rhyme or reason! :nono:
     
  9. Alan Gordon

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    I don't know if it comes down to contracts or infrastructure... :confused:


    Early this season, FOX was pimping FOX On Demand frequently throughout their primetime programming... yet it's nowhere to be found on DirecTV... even in SD.

    The CW launched a deal with Comcast for The CW On Demand that included HD content. My hope is that the launch of it (even in SD) might come to DirecTV soon... particularly now that CBS On Demand has launched... :)
     
  10. KyL416

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    A lot of the networks don't resend all of their VOD content to cable and satellite providers at once. Many of them only send the latest batch of content to their servers on a weekly basis, which would explain why only last week's episodes are available, while everyone else has about a month's worth of episodes.
     
  11. tonyd79

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    So the data storage is at the providers end? Is that true for thing like hbo which directv now has all of the hbo2go stuff? Seems a referential pointer after validation would make more sense in those cases.
     
  12. KyL416

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    Yes, basically they push the new VOD content in advanced to a server at the provider's end every week either via IP or a satellite based data stream, along with a schedule of when to make the content available to subscribers. What we download on our receivers comes from the provider's servers.
     
  13. tonyd79

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    thanks.

    that confirmation explains a lot.
     
  14. grecorj

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    Fantastic. Sometimes it's nice to have a "backup" if a program wasn't scheduled or failed due to weather, etc.
     
  15. HDTVFreak07

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    I thought for sure I will use it. After finding it to be in SD only, FORGET IT! I will never use it until it's in HD. I'd rather record off live feed or go to CBS.com and watch it.
     
  16. rta53

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    Is this still available? I tried to find it last night but couldn't remember the channel. Tried searching but found nothing.
     
  17. lacubs

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    its still in my guide
     
  18. rta53

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    Ok thanks. Will check it out tonight.
     

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