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· Legend
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Forgive me if this has been discussed but I just noticed the Anime Network VOD, also a bunch of Studio 4 Channels, Film Festival, and Eurocinema.
 

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They have been there for quite some time.
 

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But I think Sundance is brand new and AMC and IFC Free have only been around for a couple of weeks.
 

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Sports Mix on 205, not VOD but an obvious change.
 

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Actually, yes they are. They buy content for price X and sell it for price Y. Actively pushing/asking the providers for more content is exactly what I expect them to do.
 

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i was wondering, why does HD VOD cost money, if we get the channels shouldnt it be free, like NBCs 30 Rock, u have to pay for it, WHY?, i really hate to say this, because i really like DirecTV but thats where AT&T & Comcast, got it good, HD is free unless its PPV, which thats the way it should be
 

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HD VOD itself doesn't cost money. Just certain HD content, like NBC's shows and PPV. There is a lot of free HD VOD content as well, most of it is on 1101 and 1267 (Smithsonian HD, if you subscribe to the HD Extra Pack).
 

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well dat makes sense, IF u subscribe to the channel, which personally i wouldnt pay $5 for five HD, when you u pay $10 for 90, that makes no sense, does anyone know, if we are gona get any other HD VOD for free like Discovery channel or HBO, or something like that
 

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dplante18 said:
well dat makes sense, IF u subscribe to the channel, which personally i wouldnt pay $5 for five HD, when you u pay $10 for 90, that makes no sense, does anyone know, if we are gona get any other HD VOD for free like Discovery channel or HBO, or something like that
DOD doesnt have HBO yet. Showtime though, now has 2 episodes of Weeds in HD that i just noticed today.
 

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dplante18 said:
i was wondering, why does HD VOD cost money, if we get the channels shouldnt it be free, like NBCs 30 Rock, u have to pay for it, WHY?
You can get individual NBC shows on Amazon, I believe (maybe other sources as well?) and they charge for it there. Same thing applies for On Demand on DirecTV. I imagine it's NBC, not DirecTV that is setting a price for NBC's DOD content.

I'm guessing there will also be content from Discovery Channel, but I believe with HBO, Showtime, Starz and other "premium channel" services, the On Demand stuff is only available free if you are a subscriber to that service.
 

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Jeremy W said:
That's linear channel content. Providers generally do not pay extra for VOD content. Why do you think most of it is free?
My point wasn't to suggest VOD costs D* more, it was in response to a comment re: should D* go out begging for content..." Since they are in the business of packaging content and selling it, I do believe they should increase their available content whenever possible. Charge for it, give it away free, whatever. DOD, VOD, locals, premiums, HD, sports, etc. Content is the name of the game.
 

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JFHughes08088 said:
Since they are in the business of packaging content and selling it, I do believe they should increase their available content whenever possible.
And I'm sure they did that for the big name stuff. But do you really think DirecTV went begging to Studio4Kids to get VOD content?
 
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