Network Not Listed on On-Demand

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Network Not Listed on On-Demand

Does anyone know why CBS is not listed on On-Demand?  I looked under Primetime and Networks and CBS is not listed there or anywhere else that I could see.  Thanks.

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‎09-30-2015 1:39 AM

Re: Network Not Listed on On-Demand

With U-verse, CBS On Demand is only available in markets where the station is CBS owned and operated.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_CBS_Corporation_owned_television_stations#Current

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Thanks.

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Okay, that's fair, I'll buy the fact that the CBS station in my area is not owned by CBS therefore I cannot watch on-demand, but explain to me how other cable providers can offer CBS on demand in the same area? 

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thearabwolf wrote:

Okay, that's fair, I'll buy the fact that the CBS station in my area is not owned by CBS therefore I cannot watch on-demand, but explain to me how other cable providers can offer CBS on demand in the same area? 


Those providers have negotiated a deal that includes the ability to provide OnDemand in their areas.  AT&T U-verse negotiated one with CBS as a whole for their wholy-owned stations, but has not negotiated them with the individual CBS stations.

 

I don't know the wherefors, but that's what happened.

 

 

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Doesn't explain why I had plenty of CBS programming two weeks ago, and now have very little

 

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You probably got it by mistake and ATT took it away.  Years ago, the whole west Michigan area had it, but lost it when ATT found it's mistake. Smiley Wink

 

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It could also be strange terms of the agreement.  I have noticed in the past that U-verse would show recently aired new episodes of ABC shows on the Android app, but they'd only be available for like 8 weeks after the show was first run.  It could be that so many of the CBS shows have entered re-runs that there's no fresh content.

 

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Unhappy5353 wrote:

Doesn't explain why I had plenty of CBS programming two weeks ago, and now have very little

 


I am right there with you in the same boat.  After looking at the list I have 2 CBS owned stations in my area which I was not aware of.  After I got the "upgraded" on-demand in May just about everything that was listed in CBS on-demand free shows, except for a few obscure shows, were gone.  They did not expire, they just were no longer listed in the new system.  I have and had CBS on-demand before the upgrade and afterwards, but the content was mostly missing.  Most people around here that I've mentioned that too seem to think I'm full of it, so I get no where and no help.

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I live in central CT and we don't have CBS in our line up of On Demand Networks either. All the other "Local" networks are there, just not CBS. However, there's really nothing on CBS worth watching or recording anyway......

 

JMO,

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Mrrok01 wrote:

I live in central CT and we don't have CBS in our line up of On Demand Networks either. All the other "Local" networks are there, just not CBS. However, there's really nothing on CBS worth watching or recording anyway......

 

JMO,

MRROK Smiley Happy

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You would find yourself in the minority. CBS is televisions number 1 rated network for a reason. Their programming has the highest viewer ratings

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
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I don't know what they are watching on CBS, but it's nothing we like to watch in our home. The only time we watch CBS is for local news and that Sunday Morning Show, and that's about it. There's NO other shows that interest my wife and I on CBS. We're sick of reality shows, competition shows, game shows, or whatever other type of junk they show. The BIG 3, NBC, CBS, ABC have NO shows that interest us anymore, besides local news, that's it. There's so many other channels with better content than watching reality shows and singing competitions. It's been done to DEATH!!!! And then some. However, people can watch anything they want. There's information shows, DIY shows, movies, etc, etc, etc, to watch. Shows that you learn stuff, nature shows, Nat-Geo Channels, etc.

 

We all have a choice, and CBS is NOT one of them, at least in my house. I'm happy there so many different type of shows/movies to watch. There was a time, and I bet only a few of you remember, that there was only 4 channels to watch. ABC, CBS, NBC, and Public TV. That was it, I was brought up watching those channels. It wasn't till I was 20 that the first cable company came out. Oh, they had something called Subscription TV. You had a box on top of you TV and if you wanted to watch a movie you had to put coins into the box and it would unscramble the reception. Otherwise it would be all lines, pixels and stuff so you couldn't watch it. That only lasted a year or so, then the first cable company came out. But it was only in one town in our state. Eventually we all got it, but it took forever.

 

Well that's my story and I'm sticking to it, lol. I did go on a little long, but I think you got my point. For the life of me, I don't know what so good on CBS.........................

 

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oufanindallas wrote:

Mrrok01 wrote:

I live in central CT and we don't have CBS in our line up of On Demand Networks either. All the other "Local" networks are there, just not CBS. However, there's really nothing on CBS worth watching or recording anyway......

 

JMO,

MRROK Smiley Happy

Spoiler
 

You would find yourself in the minority. CBS is televisions number 1 rated network for a reason. Their programming has the highest viewer ratings


 

MRROK Smiley Happy 

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MRROK wrote:

I don't know what they are watching on CBS, but it's nothing we like to watch in our home. The only time we watch CBS is for local news and that Sunday Morning Show, and that's about it. There's NO other shows that interest my wife and I on CBS. We're sick of reality shows, competition shows, game shows, or whatever other type of junk they show. The BIG 3, NBC, CBS, ABC have NO shows that interest us anymore, besides local news, that's it. There's so many other channels with better content than watching reality shows and singing competitions. It's been done to DEATH!!!! And then some. However, people can watch anything they want. There's information shows, DIY shows, movies, etc, etc, etc, to watch. Shows that you learn stuff, nature shows, Nat-Geo Channels, etc.

 

We all have a choice, and CBS is NOT one of them, at least in my house. I'm happy there so many different type of shows/movies to watch. There was a time, and I bet only a few of you remember, that there was only 4 channels to watch. ABC, CBS, NBC, and Public TV. That was it, I was brought up watching those channels. It wasn't till I was 20 that the first cable company came out. Oh, they had something called Subscription TV. You had a box on top of you TV and if you wanted to watch a movie you had to put coins into the box and it would unscramble the reception. Otherwise it would be all lines, pixels and stuff so you couldn't watch it. That only lasted a year or so, then the first cable company came out. But it was only in one town in our state. Eventually we all got it, but it took forever.

 

Well that's my story and I'm sticking to it, lol. I did go on a little long, but I think you got my point. For the life of me, I don't know what so good on CBS.........................

 

Regards,


oufanindallas wrote:

Mrrok01 wrote:

I live in central CT and we don't have CBS in our line up of On Demand Networks either. All the other "Local" networks are there, just not CBS. However, there's really nothing on CBS worth watching or recording anyway......

 

JMO,

MRROK Smiley Happy

Spoiler
 

You would find yourself in the minority. CBS is televisions number 1 rated network for a reason. Their programming has the highest viewer ratings


 

MRROK Smiley Happy 


 

No Big Brother?????  No NFL Football???? No Under the Dome????  No (syndicated) Dr. Phil????  Oh wait, those are the ones I record.

 

It always fascinates me how some will say "There's nothing on ______ (fill in the blank) worth watching."  Here's a newsflash....I don't watch sports or news (except for local news), religious shows, any shopping networks or kiddie shows but I think it's GREAT that it's out there for others to watch.

 

And yes,  I remember when it was ONLY the 3 networks and when PBS came to be (locally 1960).  I even remember the funny antenna we had to use to get UHF channels!

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Got sick of Big Brother, they done it to DEATH!! I don't watch sports, but the package I have has a full sports package, what a waste!! Dr. Pill, give me a break!! Sorry, I shouldn't tell you what's good or not. Everyone has different "tastes" when it come to TV viewing. I guess we are all lucky to have so many choices now. And the ability to record our shows when we want. TV has come a long, long, way, and I think it's about to do another big turn around with smart TV's. Which I own one, but don't know how to use it, lol. We all are part of TV history, whether we know it or not. There's NO free airways anymore, one needs to buy a special decoder to view 20 channels or so with no cable/satellite companies.

 

Good conversation, that's what makes these forums interesting!! Plus you learn a thing or two, too...............

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We have a Sharp Aquos Smart TV.  The only thing we can do is use Netflix and I've checked out the You Tube feature.  Other than that, I don't know why it's called a "smart" TV....Smiley Frustrated

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