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Old 01-02-14, 10:22 AM
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ABC to limits next-day availability of Full Episodes

ABC — which to date among broadcast networks has offered perhaps the most regular and wide availability of full episodes via streaming — is set to enact some limitations.

The network announced on its Watch ABC portal that starting Monday, Jan. 6, only those who can verify their cable subscription* — or those who use the Hulu Plus premium service — will be able to access full episodes the following day.

Those aiming to play morning-after catch-up without a valid cable service log-in or via Hulu’s free service will need to wait eight days after broadcast before new episodes become available for streaming.

Next-day downloads as always will be available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon Instant Video. On-demand viewings are also still an option, but again — cable.

* Providers include AT&T U-verse, Cablevision Optimum, Charter, Comcast XFINITY, Cox Communications, Google Fiber, Midcontinent and Verizon FiOS — but not DISH, DirecTV and Time Warner Cable
http://tvline.com/2014/01/02/abc-lim...g-of-episodes/

I guess is only a matter of time that the other networks do the same...
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Re: ABC to limits next-day availability of Full Episodes

Great news for Torrent services!
Old 01-02-14, 11:16 AM
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Re: ABC to limits next-day availability of Full Episodes

This would bother me if I didn't subscribe to Hulu Plus.

Originally Posted by LorenzoL
http://tvline.com/2014/01/02/abc-lim...g-of-episodes/

I guess is only a matter of time that the other networks do the same...
Actually, NBC is the only one left that hasn't done this. Fox and CBS offer their shows free online with a 1 week delay (next day for Fox on Hulu Plus), ABC will still offer their shows free online with a 1 week delay (next day on Hulu Plus or Cable subscribers).
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Originally Posted by RichC2
Actually, NBC is the only one left that hasn't done this. Fox and CBS offer their shows free online with a 1 week delay (next day for Fox on Hulu Plus), ABC will still offer their shows free online with a 1 week delay (next day on Hulu Plus or Cable subscribers).
Did CBS change? I've been watching several shows this year (Person of Interest, BBT, Elementary) on their site next-day.
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Re: ABC to limits next-day availability of Full Episodes

so as long as you have a cable sub you're good, right?
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Did CBS change? I've been watching several shows this year (Person of Interest, BBT, Elementary) on their site next-day.
May just be the apps.
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Re: ABC to limits next-day availability of Full Episodes

Originally Posted by OldBoy
so as long as you have a cable sub you're good, right?
Yup, you will need to sign in with your provider.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
Great news for Torrent services!
Yeah, no kidding. I don't condone bootlegging, but when studios don't make something available, what the hell do they expect?
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Re: ABC to limits next-day availability of Full Episodes

For people to wait a week?
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Re: ABC to limits next-day availability of Full Episodes

Originally Posted by hanshotfirst1138
Yeah, no kidding. I don't condone bootlegging, but when studios don't make something available, what the hell do they expect?
For you to pay for the content.
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Originally Posted by DVD Josh
For you to pay for the content.
Then offer a service worth paying for. $10 a month for same day streaming. Maybe have an extended version of the episode. A blooper reel for that episode. A live commentary with the stars of the show. And have an Archive of all the networks past shows.
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Originally Posted by DVD Josh
For you to pay for the content.
I understand that, but when every other station is showing it the next day and they're staggering it for over a week, they shouldn't be surprised if people take other means to see it.
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Originally Posted by hanshotfirst1138
I understand that, but when every other station is showing it the next day and they're staggering it for over a week, they shouldn't be surprised if people take other means to see it.
Which is why everyone else is doing the same, except CBS.com (their App does).
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Re: ABC to limits next-day availability of Full Episodes

Why is it 8 days? Do they not realize that you can NEVER get caught up on a show with an 8 day delay?
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With 4 tuners, I should be OK. I've given my Tivo the same sage advice my bosses frequently gave me, "Don't screw up."

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