CBS and the iPad

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Robin4, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. Robin4 macrumors 6502

    Feb 6, 2010
    I thought CBS was working on an app to be released in the Fall. Did I miss any announcements?

    The new season is about to start and I wish I could watch NCIS on my iPad.
  2. jaw04005 macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
  3. leons macrumors 6502

    Apr 22, 2009
    They say there going to do both. They also say that they would have a lot of their shows in iPad format by this time. Do they?
  4. Robin4 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 6, 2010
    No. Not yet.

    I thought Hulu Plus would have it, but no.
  5. 3lionsbecks Suspended


    Jul 19, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    I think you have to pay to watch games on CBC over their iPhone app.

    I guess it would be useful if you are away from your tv but I wouldn't want to pay for a game that is on cable for 'free'.

    It is nice that RDS (french TSN) shows every Habs game in HD. But the french package does cost about $7 a month, which is probably close to or just less than $1 a game.

    So if CBC charges more than $1 per game it is a rip off.
  6. MadeTheSwitch macrumors 6502a


    Apr 20, 2009
    The other networks are totally missing the ball here. They need to do what ABC has done. And it should have been done by now, they've had six months to sort things out. To not have something ready for the start of the fall season where they could (and should) be promoting their new shows is very shortsighted. ABC seems to be the only one that gets it.
  7. VideoBeagle macrumors 6502a

    Aug 17, 2010
    App Q&A testing by request.
    Well, keep in mind who the largest shareholder of ABC's parent company is.:D

    EDIt: Interesting, there's a headline at Gizmod right now about a CBS iPad app.
  8. ScottNWDW macrumors 65816


    Jul 10, 2008
    Orlando, Florida
    The other networks though don't have Steve Jobs on their parent company's Board of Directors or have him as one of the parent company's largest shareholders.
  9. MadeTheSwitch macrumors 6502a


    Apr 20, 2009
    True, however in their business, (any business really these days) you need to be able to react FAST to the Marketplace and user needs. To do anything else, is to hand over customers to faster competitors. Not a smart business move.

    The start of the fall season is the perfect time to launch an app so that their new shows can be watched and promoted easily.

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