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NBC ondemand gone?
Posted 12 March 2009 - 01:25 AM
Posted 12 March 2009 - 02:40 AM
I returned to Directv about 3 weeks ago and I noticed NBC ondemand isnt there anymore (I had service about a year ago). From what I remember all the shows you had to pay to watch but never the less just curious if and why it was removed.
To be honest with you I dont remember seeing it since shortly after the Olympics.
Posted 12 March 2009 - 11:42 AM
Posted 12 March 2009 - 12:19 PM
Posted 12 March 2009 - 12:21 PM
I think it's funny that you can download most shows for free on their web site, but they don't have/charge for on demand. Not good business sense, if you ask me. Might be contributing as to why they're in last place!
I don't disagree, however online they can FORCE you to watch a commercial.
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Posted 16 March 2009 - 11:05 AM
I'm not that familiar with how DirecTV does its on-demand, beyond the fact that its downloaded over your internet connection onto your DVR. Do you guys have ABC on demand at all? I'm asking because I know that ABC made the requirement that fast-forwarding be disabled for on-demand. I wonder if DirecTV has the ability to prevent you from fast-forwarding through a show once you've downloaded it via on-demand. I'm guessing that they don't.
Posted 16 March 2009 - 12:23 PM
Posted 16 March 2009 - 12:36 PM
We don't have any of the major networks on demand. But I can tell you that if any on demand channel disabled control functions, I would not use it period.
Interesting. Thanks for the info. As for the control functions, I can understand the ffwd being disabled, but the rewind and pause don't make any sense, unless it's an all-or-nothing control thing. As long as they don't significantly increase the commercial time in the offerings I don't have too much of an issue with this. Even the network shows have very few commercials on demand - probably 3 breaks per hour show - and they're all really short - by the time I hit ffwd, the commercial is already over, so I usually don't bother.
Posted 16 March 2009 - 02:08 PM