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Feb 3, 2006, 10:09 AM
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Link: CBS.com to offer "Survivor" downloads for $1.99 (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20060203110905)
Description:: (CBS), in what it calls a first for network television, is making its popular reality-television show "Survivor" available for download on its Web site, CBS.com, for $1.99 an episode.

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spaz
Feb 3, 2006, 11:56 AM
"CBS said paid-for episodes of "Survivor" can be viewed anytime up to 24 hours from the time they are ordered. The episodes will be available through June 2006."

At first I thought this meant new episodes would be available 24 hrs after being aired, but if that's not a typo, it says people can't watch the episode they've bought if they try to watch it the next day? If so, they're going to have a lot of angry viewers on their hands.

edit: oh, and also, it's not a "first" for network television, it's a last, since both of the other major networks have already been doing this, but ok...

winmacguy
Feb 3, 2006, 01:31 PM
"CBS said paid-for episodes of "Survivor" can be viewed anytime up to 24 hours from the time they are ordered. The episodes will be available through June 2006."

At first I thought this meant new episodes would be available 24 hrs after being aired, but if that's not a typo, it says people can't watch the episode they've bought if they try to watch it the next day? If so, they're going to have a lot of angry viewers on their hands.

edit: oh, and also, it's not a "first" for network television, it's a last, since both of the other major networks have already been doing this, but ok...
I guess they don't want people to pirate their shows...:rolleyes: and I thought that people only pirated movies since you have to pay to see them...:p

dejo
Feb 3, 2006, 01:42 PM
At first I thought this meant new episodes would be available 24 hrs after being aired, but if that's not a typo, it says people can't watch the episode they've bought if they try to watch it the next day? If so, they're going to have a lot of angry viewers on their hands.

It means that you only have 24 hours after you order it to watch the epsiode. So, in reality, you're not purchasing it; you're renting it for $1.99!

iMeowbot
Feb 3, 2006, 02:05 PM
Yes, it's a PPV test, obviously. They are trying different download options with different shows to kearn what customers really want.

Jerry Spoon
Feb 3, 2006, 02:44 PM
I was going to go ahead and try this since I missed the first episode, but looks like that won't be happening...ever.:mad:
Can I view the CBS on Demand content on my Mac?
Currently, Windows Media Player for Mac does not contain the necessary level of Digital Rights Management (DRM) we use to protect our content. Please review the minimum system requirements.

iMeowbot
Feb 3, 2006, 02:55 PM
I was going to go ahead and try this since I missed the first episode, but looks like that won't be happening...ever.:mad:
Never say never. As mentioned in the original article: "Kramer said CBS is in talks about other distribution deals with a wide range of parties, including Apple Computer Inc. (AAPL)."

stoid
Feb 3, 2006, 05:10 PM
It's just like buying an episode from iTunes, except with a bunch of suck attached