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Why no CBS VOD?


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#1 OFFLINE   Jon J

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 08:03 AM

I missed couple of programs on CBS last Friday night and hoped to be able to see them via VOD. However, it seems ABC and NBC have VOD channels but not CBS.

Any thoughts on why CBS would not want their shows available on demand?
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Posted 31 October 2011 - 08:18 AM

Good question. I know CBS seems to guard their shows more closely then the other networks. I assume some cable providers to do have it. I missed half of a shoe due to a football game throwing times off by 30 minutes (I had forgotten to extend the show recording) and now the only way I can watch the rest is to pay for it on Amazon, even CBS doesn't have it!

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#3 OFFLINE   Jon J

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 08:43 AM

Turns out the programs I was interested in were actually pulled and replaced with reruns so that CBS wouldn't burn off first runs against the World Series. But still there's the question why CBS doesn't do VOD.
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Posted 02 November 2011 - 02:30 PM

they do not send anything to Hulu and have very little full episodes on tv.com or cbs.com ... I assumed they wanted to protect DVD sales more than the others as the few shows where they have full episodes on line are always the brand new ones with out an established audience or shows like the amazing race where if people can watch an episode they missed they may be MORE likely to watch the next episode when broadcast

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 03:06 PM

I just looked at cbs.com and it looks like they have quite a few full episodes of current series.

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 03:29 PM

It was reported that getting Fox VoD was part of the recent deal there. So apparently these things are bargaining chips, and it may just be a matter of how long it has been since D*'s last deal with CBS was negotiated.
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Posted 02 November 2011 - 04:35 PM

I just looked at cbs.com and it looks like they have quite a few full episodes of current series.

That's great if you want to watch on your computer. I would prefer to download from DirecTV and enjoy in HD.
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 01:22 PM

It was reported that getting Fox VoD was part of the recent deal there. So apparently these things are bargaining chips, and it may just be a matter of how long it has been since D*'s last deal with CBS was negotiated.


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