As noted earlier (and in other threads).
DirecTV will be expanding their content.... will it be to NETWORK series..
Well... I am sure if DirecTV had access to them... they would offer them.
So the quesiton there is... is NBC/CBS/ABC/FOX ect... willing to offer the series to DirecTV's on Demand service.... (and I would suggestion anyone interested in that spect... to send some emails, letters, phone calls to those networks... to let them know you are interested).
As for FF turned off for commercials.... most of the VOD content have a single commercial in the front, and no FF is not disabled for them.
Comcast offered network stuff OnDemand, although it was usually market area dependant. I used to get CBS and ABC stuff, and NBC ran their big 4 fall pilots (BIONIC WOMAN, CHUCK, JOURNEYMAM, LIFE) OnDemand (and in HD/5.1).
CBS offered most of their dramas and Survivor (CSI & JERICHO were also HD/5.1)
ABC offered DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, DIRTY SEXY MONEY (also in HD/5.1).
There may be more available now, but since I dumped 'em for D* 2+ wks ago, I can't say for sure.
All shows were available 24 hrs after broadcast. Generally, they either had one commercial up front (ABC) or 2-3 quick ads during the show (CBS--always the same ad). Short enough that FF wasn't an issue, but was possible.
Considering D*'s national service availability and corporate pull, the nets will all likely jump on board at some point.
Much of what is currently available w/ DoD is stuff I saw when w/ Comcast. Content appears very similar. The NFL Network "Showcase" stuff that shows up on the DVR is the same NFL Net OnDemand stuff that I could get from Comcast (if I wanted to pay extra for NFL Net, that is!!
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