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CBS Hosts Ad-Funded TV Series, Incl. Original Star Trek

timothy posted more than 5 years ago | from the whole-new-generation-can-obsess-or-ridicule dept.

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eldavojohn writes "On Friday, CBS launched a TV Classics section to their ad based online service. Which means that Trekkies can now watch all three seasons of Star Trek: The Original Series online at the expense of a few commercials. Alongside this CBS is offering all of MacGyver, Twin Peaks and even three seasons of the original Twilight Zone. A side note, they seem to work perfectly fine in Linux. "

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first (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26778871)

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Re:first (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26779521)

Re:first (0, Flamebait)

anothersockpuppet (1445793) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779543)

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Re:first (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26779587)

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cool (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26778875)

but not as cool as bald pussy.

Re:cool (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26779723)

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be new here (3, Funny)

be new here (1431563) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779731)

you must be new here

No, I be new here!

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Re:Guide to Ninnle Posts (1)

TheKidWho (705796) | more than 5 years ago | (#26778905)

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Duh! (1)

AmigaHeretic (991368) | more than 5 years ago | (#26778881)

/me slaps forehead!

Re:Duh! (0, Troll)

bigblacknigger (1440657) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779143)

Suck my big black niggerdick you faggot, then I'll blow a nice warm, milky load down the back of your throat.

Re:Duh! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26779223)

I would rather you blow that load in my ass.

"On Friday"? (5, Informative)

Dolohov (114209) | more than 5 years ago | (#26778893)

Um, it's been there for over a year now. I watched the first season last spring.

Re:"On Friday"? (1)

Da Cheez (1069822) | more than 5 years ago | (#26778963)

Yeah, this is old news. The TV Classics section has been up for a long time already.

Re:"On Friday"? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26779687)

its too bad lunix is for dick sucking faggots, and not real people.

indeed (1)

wizardforce (1005805) | more than 5 years ago | (#26778909)

Indeed, it works just fine on LInux [as it should] It's nice to be able to *legally* watch TOS online and brainwash others in the way of Trek.

Re:indeed (-1, Flamebait)

Ethanol-fueled (1125189) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779017)

Brainwash?

With Shatner's melodaramatic staccato, the camera's grainy color the cast sweating like pigs under hot lights, cheesy visual effects like camera shaking, the automatic doors that don't close properly, the overbearing morals we learn at the end of every episode, the snap-together-models used in the space battles, ad nauseum.

And that black background that looks like "space"? That's only black construction paper with a bunch of holes poked in it. Rumor has it that Gene Roddenberry himself picked up a Mexican from Home Depot to shine a flashlight through the black paper's holes, creating the illusion of stars.

But I'm spoiled, I grew up on TNG instead. TOS after that was just laughable! I'll get off your lawn now, but of all the shows in the list, TOS was the only one I didn't watch ^_^. Twin Peaks and MacGuyver FTW!

Re:indeed (1)

bigblacknigger (1440657) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779149)

Gee, that added a lot to the conversation. The fuck is wrong with you? Fall in a well and die.

Re:indeed (4, Insightful)

wizardforce (1005805) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779201)

But I'm spoiled, I grew up on TNG instead. TOS after that was just laughable!

well there wouldn't even be a startrek TNG without TOS and its "cheesy" effects.

Re:indeed (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26779425)

Hey, I know the WORDS to the original Star Trek theme, and have assembled at least SIX scale models of the original Enterprise, Galileo shuttlecraft, and the Klingon warship. So yeah, you best stay the fuck off MY lawn, motherfucker!

Re:indeed (4, Interesting)

PachmanP (881352) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779525)

where's the (+1 Sacrilege) mod?

TOS was campy and the special effects didn't quite match those of Enterprise, but it was the 60's! More importantly there was no Wesley or Riker!

does it work in freedom? (1, Offtopic)

Erris (531066) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779061)

I'm having trouble watching it with gnash. That might be a Slashdot visiting thing or it might be a flash thing. I hate flash for obtuse problems like that.

Re:indeed (4, Interesting)

zappepcs (820751) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779475)

I think it would mean more to the viewer if they realized that the original series was written with both the Vietnam War and Summer of Love in plain view. Among all the firsts that the original series created they also created true science fiction; they created stories that told of the issues of mankind in a setting that is in the future and beyond our technology. It was a brilliant series that addressed issues of the day that were addressed in no other way that was as illuminating or cogent. They truly deserve the accolades they have received since.

The stories they told were bold and still apply to today, having stood the test of time even if the technology portrayed leaves a bit of questioning to a modern viewer. As an atheist I truly appreciate how they handled religions. Faced with racism every day I truly appreciate how they handled racism, and have continued to handle it in other series.

If we as a society follow what we are shown on television, I truly hope that we can follow the examples set by the Star Trek series.

side note: I don't wear red shirts anymore ... just can't do it.

Also works on Solaris (1)

IvyKing (732111) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779479)

Worked just fine on Solaris as well, key ingredient is a decent Flash plugin.

Re:indeed (1)

Arker (91948) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779487)

Wow, the kernel has a media player built-in now? Who'd a thunk it? :P

Re:indeed (1)

wizardforce (1005805) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779545)

that's why I said "as it should" as it is irrelevant what OS family you're running as long as it has a flash port.

Anonymous Coward (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26778927)

Fancast had them already.

Outside the US? (4, Interesting)

despe666 (802244) | more than 5 years ago | (#26778931)

No thanks. I'll stick with BitTorrent, if only because I live outside the US, and it won't be available outside the US, for some reason. They don't want me to watch their ads, and it's a good thing because I don't want to watch them either.

Re:Outside the US? (3, Insightful)

Gothic_Walrus (692125) | more than 5 years ago | (#26778967)

No thanks. I'll stick with BitTorrent, if only because I live outside the US, and it won't be available outside the US, for some reason.

That reason is copyright law...which, unless I'm mistaken, CBS doesn't control.

Re:Outside the US? (4, Interesting)

wizardforce (1005805) | more than 5 years ago | (#26778995)

I find it hard to believe that they don't have control over their own copyrights.

Re:Outside the US? (4, Insightful)

j0nb0y (107699) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779021)

It's quite possible they sold the foreign rights to Trek long before the Internet came along...

Re:Outside the US? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26779101)

yah, but if the CBS execs went warp 10 around the sun, they could go back and, uh...

Re:Outside the US? (1)

Darkness404 (1287218) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779191)

Yes, but hasn't it already been proven that just because a site in one jurisdiction allows viewers from another jurisdiction they can't be charged because the other jurisdiction forbids the content thats legal in the first jurisdiction?

Re:Outside the US? (2, Insightful)

k_187 (61692) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779249)

I'm not sure about that, but I am sure that Viacom doesn't want to spend the money to find out.

Re:Outside the US? (4, Insightful)

Ilgaz (86384) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779193)

Imagine you are an international TV station guy who just purchased airing rights of Star Trek and when you browse slashdot, you see this story, click and start watching the series you just purchased for $100K or even more. That is the issue.

Re:Outside the US? (1)

wizardforce (1005805) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779247)

That wouldn't be solved by restricting the distribution by Ip address. It's fantastically easy to go through any of numerous proxies available on the internet.

Re:Outside the US? (2, Insightful)

Telvin_3d (855514) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779437)

Why do people keep bringing proxies into these discussions? Sure, there are lots of proxies available, but how many free (or cheap) high bandwidth ones are there? We are talking video here. Bouncing it through a bunch of low bandwidth connections doesn't leave you with a very good experience.

Re:Outside the US? (1)

Achromatic1978 (916097) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779447)

I've not explored too much with free proxies (and granted, you could set up a PC in a datacenter, but that seems a rather overbearing and expensive solution to a problem that may not exist), but my experience is that the hope you could watch stutter free video streaming is quite frankly laughable.

Re:Outside the US? (4, Insightful)

Jeff DeMaagd (2015) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779265)

One problem is probably regional sublicensing, so it's more contractual than copyright, but there is copyright involved. CBS might have sublicenced the distribution rights series to other companies based on country or region, and they can't just violate those licenses. These contracts predate the popularity of using the internet for video, and they can't just go back on them without consequences.

They might have some problems selling ads for non-US viewers too, there's no sense in selling ads for viewers in the UK for products that are as yet only sold in the US.

Re:Outside the US? Like Canada (3, Informative)

NFN_NLN (633283) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779405)

Browsing from Canada this is all I get when I try to watch videos...

"The video you requested is unavailable. Please visit www.cbs.com for current videos."

Is this just a coincidence or is anyone having the same issue?

Maybe you wanted www.cbs.ca (1)

NotQuiteReal (608241) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779621)

Oh, sorry, that URL seems to be all parked up.

As an American, I suppose it is fair, you don't get American shows, even if they have Canadian actors "starring" in them, and I don't get Canadian programming.

Hmmm, on second thought, maybe you win?

Re:Outside the US? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26779649)

They might have some problems selling ads for non-US viewers too, there's no sense in selling ads for viewers in the UK for products that are as yet only sold in the US.

Generally yes, but there are mixed factors.

An upside factor is buzz. Social groups extend across borders. Status-symbol items rely on a whole bunch of people recognizing the item, regardless of whether all that bunch can afford or access it. Purchases rely on the few impressing the many.

A downside factor is legislation. Ads legal in one country may not be legal in another. Like Canada and Britain have stricter requirements for medical claims than the US.

Re:Outside the US? (2, Informative)

wizardforce (1005805) | more than 5 years ago | (#26778987)

That's why proxies were invented, they don't know the difference...

Re:Outside the US? (1)

erikina (1112587) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779001)

Yeah, to ad free torrents for me too. I would have assumed the reason they block non-USA viewers is because they don't want to pay for bandwidth when they can't find any advertisers. But surely that's not too hard? And it doesn't explain why they restrict some youtube clips to US residents only.

Doesn't make a lot of sense to me.

Re:Outside the US? (4, Interesting)

owlnation (858981) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779329)

No thanks. I'll stick with BitTorrent, if only because I live outside the US, and it won't be available outside the US, for some reason.

Yes, and that's exactly why Bittorrent is the mechanism of choice for many. What CBS is doing is the future, and it's a pretty good future, where Bittorent isn't needed -- once they figure out that they can solve so many problems by making shows available to the entire world.

Low ratings in the US? Not such a problem, if your show is available globally instantly. Plus, your ratings aren't based on a Neilsen sample, they are based on hard numbers from actual views. You can make more than 100 times the revenue from advertising to a global audience -- there's plenty of global companies (and I'm sure it's possible to have local ad partners providing local feeds by reading IP addresses). There is no reason whatsoever that CBS is not a Network that broadcasts to every English speaker in the World simultaneously.

Yes, there are rights and distribution issues with the current system that prevent that from happening. Which is why that system is outdated and must be changed. Just as the world no longer needs record companies, the world really no longer needs distributors.

Once the Networks eventually figure this -- very obvious -- fact out, then we will see not only real progress, but perhaps we might actually get to see complete seasons of the shows we love. Firefly, for example, would never have been canceled if it was distributed under this model.

Re:Outside the US? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26779665)

I work in E-Commerce and our technical staff have found IP addresses to be a sketchy predictor of actual location. Is this a widespread issue? I am thinking this might affect things like you describe.

Re:Outside the US? (1)

WCLPeter (202497) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779725)

Yes, and that's exactly why Bittorrent is the mechanism of choice for many. What CBS is doing is the future, and it's a pretty good future, where Bittorent isn't needed -- once they figure out that they can solve so many problems by making shows available to the entire world.

Online is great and all, but I also want the shiny pressed disk in case I have a system failure. I don't want my purchases to be lost because my UPS decided to fail while I away for the evening and wasn't able to turn my media server off before a freak lightning storm, only to find out later that my backup DVDs had dye rot.

I've always liked the idea of a subscription model. Drop two hours of content on a DVD (or Blu-Ray), take five to seven bucks off my Visa, and mail it to me. I wouldn't need to hit the Torrent sites because my DVR decided not to record the last episode of Chuck. I would only have to wait until the end of next week and I'll get it commercial free in my mailbox.

Shows also wouldn't get canceled as often, since direct sales to the viewer give them an indication of just how much money they're making. Throw in variable pricing for shows that aren't as popular and I think its "win win" for the studios; I would have paid eight to ten bucks for two hours of Firefly every month.

Better yet, if they make the DVDs region free they could sell them to the entire world. Now that "fringe" or "cult following" show that gets only a small number of sales in the North American audience might turn into a full blown hit on the world stage. Not to mention that it'd be nice if I could legally get to watch Doctor Who and Torchwood at the same time as those in the UK do, especially considering that my tax dollars, through the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Company), help pay for it.

Re:Outside the US? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26779353)

I wouldn't illegally download it, but it is a shame that it isn't available outside the US

Wow (5, Insightful)

calmofthestorm (1344385) | more than 5 years ago | (#26778973)

This and Hulu make me very happy. It takes a bit longer to download than bittorrent, but I don't find the ads obtrusive (so short), the quality is good enough for me, and the option to stream live is handy.

I imagine they don't like you downloading it but sometimes I don't have tubes, and as the commercials aren't annoying I don't bother removing them.

Now if only they carried programming I liked more...and here we are:-)

Re:Wow (1)

Dolohov (114209) | more than 5 years ago | (#26778993)

The big thing that bothers me about some of the ads is that they are much louder than the show itself. If they fix that they'll be much less obnoxious. (They may have fixed it already, it's been a few months)

Re:Wow (4, Insightful)

martin-boundary (547041) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779197)

On the contrary, it's best if they keep them as loud as possible. Makes it easier to write automatic filters :)

Re:Wow (3, Interesting)

Aranykai (1053846) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779165)

I have been using Chrome + Privoxy for weeks and havent seen a single Hulu add. Recently I don't even have the 30 second delay, just a 1 second jump where the advertisement should be.

Try it out if you want to avoid the adds.

Re:Wow (2, Interesting)

artor3 (1344997) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779457)

Kaspersky's firewall automatically blocks the ads and instantly jumps back to the show as well. I haven't taken the time to investigate exactly how it does it, but I'm sure that any firewall could be configured to do the same.

Re:Wow (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26779531)

Awesome tip, thanks.

Re:Wow (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26779605)

It is a little annoying that it takes a while for the video to start, though. I almost thought it wasn't working until I left it running in another tab and suddenly heard the sound start.

Re:Wow (5, Insightful)

Cassius Corodes (1084513) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779711)

You do realise that that is how they make money right? They aren't putting in ads coz they want to piss you off...

If you want internet video to continue to provide you a service you have to actually accept having to view the ads.

Re:Wow (1)

Jace Harker (814866) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779607)

All three seasons of the original Star Trek have been available streaming on Hulu for the past three or four months, at least. What's new about this?

OLD NEWS (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26778999)

Yeah, sorry, but OLD NEWS. This was not launched last Friday, but rather at least a year ago.

Yawn (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26779013)

Call me when they post the superior Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation

(ducks and sits back to watch resulting flame war which itself is more entertaining than either show)

Posted anonymously for safety concerns.

Star Trek should be required in schools. (5, Interesting)

tjstork (137384) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779045)

And by that, I mean, classic Trek. See, the current vogue is that every character has to have faults and be greedy and weak somehow... I mean, in the new Galactica everyone has more issues than a Windows Beta, and its like, it sucks. Men are all crying, cheating, pathetic, and I'm supposed to draw some moral lesson from these people? What a joke.

On the other hand, there's Captain Kirk, decorated, confident, successful. Now, he goes and tells me that there is a better way, that, I don't have to be a big jackass and we can solve social problems, learn about the world around us, and not be sissies about it, that's all good.

Re:Star Trek should be required in schools. (5, Funny)

Culture20 (968837) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779285)

Excellent, use, of commas, in, the Kirk paraphrase!

Re:Star Trek should be required in schools. (3, Funny)

Zenne (1013871) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779581)

The lesson I learned from Kirk was that if something has boobs, I can kiss it and solve all of my problems.

Re:Star Trek should be required in schools. (1)

originalTMAN (694813) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779595)

Kirk does have flaws. He just laughs it off every episode... Just like every other Trek Captain.

Re:Star Trek should be required in schools. (3, Insightful)

bitrex (859228) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779609)

The new Battlestar Galactica is just Dallas in space.

Old news... (3, Informative)

djupedal (584558) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779051)

Twilight Zone episodes [tv.com] have been online for the last year, at least...

STTNG, Voyager, Stargate, Atlantis are online via ShoutCast...

Why are you guys so out of the loop...?

bittorrent? (1)

Cyko_01 (1092499) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779067)

what, no torrent? CBC still wins

This is why I need a new computer. (0, Redundant)

tjstork (137384) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779085)

My dual Opteron is nice and all but all I have is AGP on it because I was an idiot three and a half years ago and I did not think that in a million years PC-Express would kill off AGP as fast it did, my graphics card is a wimpy GeForce 6200. What I really need is a quad processor board with a PC-Express 2 pair of slots, so I can have all sorts of multiple monitors, one of which would be devoted to Trek. Now I just have to figure out how to get my company to pay for it.

Re:This is why I need a new computer. (2, Insightful)

joocemann (1273720) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779237)

Be your own boss. Problem solved.

When did CBS get the rights? (1)

Nimey (114278) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779091)

If I remember correctly, NBC was originally responsible for Trek Classic.

Re:When did CBS get the rights? (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26779255)

Desilu -> Paramount -> Viacom -> CBS

wikipedia probably has the details.

Re:When did CBS get the rights? (1)

k_187 (61692) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779273)

Paramount owns Trek and they are owned by the same people that own CBS I believe.

Re:When did CBS get the rights? (1)

k_187 (61692) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779297)

Turns out I was half right, they once were owned by the same parent company, and are now seperate and deal with each other or something.

Wikipedia tells it better than I can: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CBS_Corporation [wikipedia.org]

Re:When did CBS get the rights? (3, Informative)

mrbrown1602 (536940) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779275)

The rights to ST:TOS originally belonged to Desilu Productions, which was bought by Paramount. Paramunt was later bought by Viacom, which also owned CBS. Viacom spun off CBS into "CBS Corporation", which maintained their TV library. They would later become "CBS Paramount Television".

Just because it was shown on NBC doesn't mean they have the rights to it...

Re:When did CBS get the rights? (1)

originalTMAN (694813) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779633)

TOS was produced by Desilu which was bought by Paramount which became Viacom which became CBS.

Gotta love TV networks (4, Interesting)

Adrian Lopez (2615) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779183)

It won't let me watch from Puerto Rico: "The video you have requested is unavailable. Please visit www.cbs.com for current videos."

You really gotta love these TV networks. Here we have a global network -- the modern wonder that is the Internet -- and the TV networks can't think of anything better to do than to impose the same old territorial divisions through entirely artificial means. Reaching a global audience used to be a technical challenge, but with the Internet there is no longer any need for that. I can't wait for the day when these "old fart" networks are displaced by their modern counterparts.

Then there's ESPN, that wants to impose the cable TV model upon ISPs...

I say again... I can't wait for the day.

Re:Gotta love TV networks (2, Insightful)

Aerynvala (1109505) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779293)

I agree with you. It's incredibly frustrating. And it's not just the tv people, nor even just the US ones. You'd think they'd be happy to get the money/eyes on ads from any place willing to pay/watch. But I guess they'd rather maintain 'control'. And yes, I'm aware that pre-existing contracts would have to be tweaked, but I'm not seeing any effort on big content's part to do that. Idiots.

Re:Gotta love TV networks (2, Insightful)

YrWrstNtmr (564987) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779399)

You'd think they'd be happy to get the money/eyes on ads from any place willing to pay/watch.

Nope. Ads are very time and location specific. They can't advertise the same things everywhere at the same time. Sandals vs snowtires, & Miami vs Minnesota.
In traditional media (TV and print), it is easy. But retailers and advertisers are still trying to figure out how to manage that concept in the online world.

Re:Gotta love TV networks (4, Insightful)

Aerynvala (1109505) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779473)

Well, if they can tell via IP address or whatever what country a viewer is coming from wouldn't that allow them to serve country specific content rather than just blocking them?

Or if that's not how it works, they could have a neutral start page and then have people select the country they're from and ta da, targeted advertising.

Re:Gotta love TV networks (1)

YrWrstNtmr (564987) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779577)

...allow them to serve country specific content rather than just blocking them?

Country specific ads? Maybe you're not sure of how they work, but CBS does not produce and air ads out of their own pocket. To serve 'country specific content' (ads), CBS would have to contract with some retailers/manufacturers/advertisers everywhere.
They're not that savvy yet. Or maybe they just don't want to.

And it's not just country, but region. The aforementioned Miami vs Minnesota situation looks at very different products based on time of year. And putting a totally incorrect ad in front of the eyeballs (snowtires in Miami) tends to cast a bad light on the network airing the show + ad.

Re:Gotta love TV networks (1)

Aerynvala (1109505) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779699)

I was simplifying by saying country rather than region, I apologize. But I still think it would be a workable solution. Enter your postal code, then go to view the videos and get region appropriate commercials. And yes, it would require a little effort on CBS' part, but it seems like it would be worth it.

Re:Gotta love TV networks (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26779469)

It's sad... And here, Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States... Anyone from Guam wanna chime in?

Re:Gotta love TV networks (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26779567)

The internet may be global, but the distribution rights for the shows are most likely still linked to physical borders.

I'm sure they would love to have an international audience, but that would mean they'd be stepping on the toes of whatever broadcasting channel owns the rights to show the program in that place.

Re:Gotta love TV networks (2, Interesting)

NeumannCons (798322) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779579)

What amazes me is that some ISP's according to ESPN have drank the cool-aid and are paying the extortion fee. I suppose it's good to try new revenue models, but I sure hope this doesn't catch on.

Reminds me a project I was working on years ago where we had a device that processed video signals thought a pc. Someone engineer brought up the issue of macrovision (or product stripped out macrovision as a side-effect). So someone (engineer) checked it out and found out that we would have to pay the macro-folks many $ to *not* strip the encoding. "Well that's a no-brainer, we're done!" all the engineers thought... until the lawyers got wind of it, paid the extortion fee, we made sure to implement macro-vision on the video out, and the product quickly flopped. I wonder if the ISP's lawyers are also somehow involved in this...

Unavailable for everyone outside USA (1)

Exp315 (851386) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779765)

Same for Canada, "The video you have requested is unavailable..." This is true of almost all online video, music, book and magazine offerings due to restrictive regional licensing agreements. And they wonder why the unofficial alternatives are popular outside the USA?

Finaly real nerd news (1)

ters a-zA-Z0-9$_.+!* (1177175) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779239)

i have been watching TNG DS9 & voyager now on shuffle for months,160 gigs worth now i have this see you guys next week!!

do7l (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26779417)

800 3/512 Megs Of

Are they dubbing over the original soundtrack? (1)

syousef (465911) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779427)

I can see it now....tension as Amok Time climaxes with Kirk and Spock fighting to the death. /Queue melodramatic music

Kirk: Drink coke, Spock!
Spock: Eat at McDonalds!!! *Spock nails Kirk to the floor*
Kirk: No! *kick* Eat *kick* at *kick* Joe's *kick* Spock *kick*

Re:Are they dubbing over the original soundtrack? (2, Funny)

rob1980 (941751) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779575)

Dammit Jim, I just saved a bunch of money by switching to Geico!

FYI: Can't have any adblocking (3, Interesting)

SpectreBlofeld (886224) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779461)

I tried to fire up one of the episodes in Opera, only to be met with the message that the video was unavailable because I had ad-blocking software installed. Thinking it was some browser detect issue, I tried FireFox. No joy. Google Chrome, no luck. I sighed and fired up IE thinking this was one of those IE-only sites... no such luck.

Then I remembered that I have a pretty comprehensive ad-blocking HOSTS file.

If they want to get around ad blocking via a hosts file, they just need to deliver their ads through the CBS domain. Don't require me to open up to other sites' content to view yours.

Spyware Blocker - Blocks Twilight Zone (1)

bizitch (546406) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779485)

It appears like something out of Twilight Zone -

My Untangle Spyware blocker is blocking me from viewing episodes of the Twilight Zone

Lots and Lots of "Doubleclick ... blah blah" rejects in the event viewer - looks like this:

2009-02-08 9:58:11 pm

block

172.30.254.158:1171

http://content.dl-rms.com/rms/mother/6401/nodetag.js [dl-rms.com] : http://content.dl-rms.com/rms/mother/6401/nodetag.js [dl-rms.com]

in URL List

128.242.186.203:80
2009-02-08 9:58:11 pm

block

172.30.254.158:1160

http://ad.doubleclick.net/adj/CBS/classics/the_twilight_zone/season0/video;dpart=classics;show=the_twilight_zone;feat=video;type=ros;;sec=0;sz=234x60;tile=2;prod=feature;dcopt=ist;adv=d;abr=!webtv;ord=1234151837797 [doubleclick.net] ? : http://ad.doubleclick.net/adj/CBS/classics/the_twilight_zone/season0/video;dpart=classics;show=the_twilight_zone;feat=video;type=ros;;sec=0;sz=234x60;tile=2;prod=feature;dcopt=ist;adv=d;abr=!webtv;ord=1234151837797 [doubleclick.net] ?

in URL List

209.62.176.52:80
2009-02-08 9:58:10 pm

pass

172.30.254.158:1160

209.62.176.0/19 : Doubleclick

in Subnet List

209.62.176.52:80
2009-02-08 9:57:20 pm

block

172.30.254.158:1128

http://ad.doubleclick.net/ad/can/cbs/pwt30GHt8psKJ_I7teLjIJ_tcYp2Ui8N4;site=entertainment;dpart=classic;show=twilight_zone_half_hour;season=1;feat=full_episodes;feat=rebroadcast;partner=cbs;vid=626428813;outlet=CBS%20Production;pid=wt30GHt8psKJ_I7teLjIJ_tcYp2Ui8N4;noAd=;type=ros;format=FLV;pos=1;sz=320x240;playerVersion=CANPlayer1.5.0;ord=624011 [doubleclick.net] ? : http://ad.doubleclick.net/ad/can/cbs/pwt30GHt8psKJ_I7teLjIJ_tcYp2Ui8N4;site=entertainment;dpart=classic;show=twilight_zone_half_hour;season=1;feat=full_episodes;feat=rebroadcast;partner=cbs;vid=626428813;outlet=CBS%20Production;pid=wt30GHt8psKJ_I7teLjIJ_tcYp2Ui8N4;noAd=;type=ros;format=FLV;pos=1;sz=320x240;playerVersion=CANPlayer1.5.0;ord=624011 [doubleclick.net] ?

in URL List

209.62.176.52:80
2009-02-08 9:57:17 pm

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172.30.254.158:1128

http://ad.doubleclick.net/adj/CBS/classics/the_twilight_zone/season0/video;dpart=classics;show=the_twilight_zone;feat=video;type=ros;;sec=0;sz=234x60;tile=6;prod=presenting;dcopt=ist;adv=d;abr=!webtv;ord=1234151837797 [doubleclick.net] ? : http://ad.doubleclick.net/adj/CBS/classics/the_twilight_zone/season0/video;dpart=classics;show=the_twilight_zone;feat=video;type=ros;;sec=0;sz=234x60;tile=6;prod=presenting;dcopt=ist;adv=d;abr=!webtv;ord=1234151837797 [doubleclick.net] ?

in URL List

209.62.176.52:80
2009-02-08 9:57:17 pm

pass

172.30.254.158:1128

209.62.176.0/19 : Doubleclick

in Subnet List

209.62.176.52:80
2009-02-08 9:57:17 pm

block

172.30.254.158:4965

http://cbs.112.2o7.net/b/ss/cbscom/1/H.1-pdv-2/s39172458011143?%5BAQB%5D&ndh=1&t=8/1/2009%2021%3A57%3A17%200%20360&ns=cbs&pageName=/classics/the_twilight_zone/video/video.php&g=http%3A//www.cbs.com/classics/the_twilight_zone/video/video.php%3Fcid%3D621774886%26pid%3Dwt30GHt8psKJ_I7teLjIJ_tcYp2Ui8N4%26play%3Dtrue&r=http%3A//www.cbs.com/classics/includes/video/list.php%3Fshowname%3Dclassics/the_twilight_zone%26category%3Dpopular%26offset%3D0%26showtype%3Dclassics%26season%3D%26order%3Dasc%26tracking%3Dno&cc=USD&c1=Classics&h1=Classics%3AThe%20Twilight%20Zone%3AThe%20Twilight%20Zone%201%3AVideo%3ADetail%3A%3A%3A/classics/the_twilight_zone/video/video.php&c2=The%20Twilight%20Zone&c3=The%20Twilight%20Zone%201&c4=Video&c5=Detail&c8=Classics%3AThe%20Twilight%20Zone%3AThe%20Twilight%20Zone%201%3AVideo%3ADetail%3A%3A%3A/classics/the_twilight_zone/video/video.php&c10=Anonymous&c18=21%3A00&c19=Sunday&s=1280x1024&c=32&j=1.3&v=Y&k=Y&bw=1280&bh=770&p=IE%20Tab%20Plug-in%3BMozilla%20Default%20Plug-in%3BJava(TM)%20Platform%20SE%206%20U11%3BActiveTouch%20General%20Plugin%20Container%3BAdobe%20Acrobat%3BQuickTime%20Plug-in%207.5%20(861)%3BCitrix%20ICA%20Client%3BRealPlayer(tm)%20G2%20LiveConnect-Enabled%20Plug-In%20(32-bit)%20%3BRealPlayer%20Version%20Plugin%3BMicrosoft%AE%20Windows%20Media%20Player%20Firefox%20Plugin%3BMicrosoft%20Office%202003%3B2007%20Microsoft%20Office%20system%3BGoogle%20Update%3BShockwave%20Flash%3BLively%20Plugin%3BPicasa%3BSilverlight%20Plug-In%3BWindows%20Presentation%20Foundation%3BGoogle%20Updater%3BMicrosoft%AE%20DRM%3BWindows%20Media%20Player%20Plug-in%20Dynamic%20Link%20Library%3B&%5BAQE%5D [2o7.net] : http://cbs.112.2o7.net/b/ss/cbscom/1/H.1-pdv-2/s39172458011143?%5BAQB%5D&ndh=1&t=8/1/2009%2021%3A57%3A17%200%20360&ns=cbs&pageName=/classics/the_twilight_zone/video/video.php&g=http%3A//www.cbs.com/classics/the_twilight_zone/video/video.php%3Fcid%3D621774886%26pid%3Dwt30GHt8psKJ_I7teLjIJ_tcYp2Ui8N4%26play%3Dtrue&r=http%3A//www.cbs.com/classics/includes/video/list.php%3Fshowname%3Dclassics/the_twilight_zone%26category%3Dpopular%26offset%3D0%26showtype%3Dclassics%26season%3D%26order%3Dasc%26tracking%3Dno&cc=USD&c1=Classics&h1=Classics%3AThe%20Twilight%20Zone%3AThe%20Twilight%20Zone%201%3AVideo%3ADetail%3A%3A%3A/classics/the_twilight_zone/video/video.php&c2=The%20Twilight%20Zone&c3=The%20Twilight%20Zone%201&c4=Video&c5=Detail&c8=Classics%3AThe%20Twilight%20Zone%3AThe%20Twilight%20Zone%201%3AVideo%3ADetail%3A%3A%3A/classics/the_twilight_zone/video/video.php&c10=Anonymous&c18=21%3A00&c19=Sunday&s=1280x1024&c=32&j=1.3&v=Y&k=Y&bw=1280&bh=770&p=IE%20Tab%20Plug-in%3BMozilla%20Default%20Plug-in%3BJava(TM)%20Platform%20SE%206%20U11%3BActiveTouch%20General%20Plugin%20Container%3BAdobe%20Acrobat%3BQuickTime%20Plug-in%207.5%20(861)%3BCitrix%20ICA%20Client%3BRealPlayer(tm)%20G2%20LiveConnect-Enabled%20Plug-In%20(32-bit)%20%3BRealPlayer%20Version%20Plugin%3BMicrosoft%AE%20Windows%20Media%20Player%20Firefox%20Plugin%3BMicrosoft%20Office%202003%3B2007%20Microsoft%20Office%20system%3BGoogle%20Update%3BShockwave%20Flash%3BLively%20Plugin%3BPicasa%3BSilverlight%20Plug-In%3BWindows%20Presentation%20Foundation%3BGoogle%20Updater%3BMicrosoft%AE%20DRM%3BWindows%20Media%20Player%20Plug-in%20Dynamic%20Link%20Library%3B&%5BAQE%5D [2o7.net]

in URL List

66.235.133.2:80
2009-02-08 9:56:14 pm

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172.30.254.158:4968

http://ad.doubleclick.net/adj/CBS/classics/the_twilight_zone;dpart=classics;show=the_twilight_zone;type=ros;;sec=0;sz=300x250;tile=4;dcopt=ist;adv=d;abr=!webtv;ord=1234151774418 [doubleclick.net] ? : http://ad.doubleclick.net/adj/CBS/classics/the_twilight_zone;dpart=classics;show=the_twilight_zone;type=ros;;sec=0;sz=300x250;tile=4;dcopt=ist;adv=d;abr=!webtv;ord=1234151774418 [doubleclick.net] ?

in URL List

209.62.176.153:80
2009-02-08 9:56:13 pm

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172.30.254.158:4976

http://content.dl-rms.com/rms/mother/6401/nodetag.js [dl-rms.com] : http://content.dl-rms.com/rms/mother/6401/nodetag.js [dl-rms.com]

in URL List

128.242.186.203:80
2009-02-08 9:56:13 pm

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172.30.254.158:4965

http://cbs.112.2o7.net/b/ss/cbscom/1/H.1-pdv-2/s38955476806454?%5BAQB%5D&ndh=1&t=8/1/2009%2021%3A56%3A13%200%20360&ns=cbs&pageName=/classics/the_twilight_zone/index&g=http%3A//www.cbs.com/classics/the_twilight_zone/index.php&r=http%3A//www.cbs.com/classics/the_twilight_zone/video/video.php&cc=USD&c1=Classics&h1=Classics%3AThe%20Twilight%20Zone%3AThe%20Twilight%20Zone%201%3AMain%3A%3A%3A%3A/classics/the_twilight_zone/index&c2=The%20Twilight%20Zone&c3=The%20Twilight%20Zone%201&c4=Main&c8=Classics%3AThe%20Twilight%20Zone%3AThe%20Twilight%20Zone%201%3AMain%3A%3A%3A%3A/classics/the_twilight_zone/index&c10=Anonymous&c18=21%3A00&c19=Sunday&pid=/classics/the_twilight_zone/video/video.php&pidt=1&oid=http%3A//www.cbs.com/classics/the_twilight_zone/index.php&ot=A&s=1280x1024&c=32&j=1.3&v=Y&k=Y&bw=1280&bh=770&p=IE%20Tab%20Plug-in%3BMozilla%20Default%20Plug-in%3BJava(TM)%20Platform%20SE%206%20U11%3BActiveTouch%20General%20Plugin%20Container%3BAdobe%20Acrobat%3BQuickTime%20Plug-in%207.5%20(861)%3BCitrix%20ICA%20Client%3BRealPlayer(tm)%20G2%20LiveConnect-Enabled%20Plug-In%20(32-bit)%20%3BRealPlayer%20Version%20Plugin%3BMicrosoft%AE%20Windows%20Media%20Player%20Firefox%20Plugin%3BMicrosoft%20Office%202003%3B2007%20Microsoft%20Office%20system%3BGoogle%20Update%3BShockwave%20Flash%3BLively%20Plugin%3BPicasa%3BSilverlight%20Plug-In%3BWindows%20Presentation%20Foundation%3BGoogle%20Updater%3BMicrosoft%AE%20DRM%3BWindows%20Media%20Player%20Plug-in%20Dynamic%20Link%20Library%3B&%5BAQE%5D [2o7.net] : http://cbs.112.2o7.net/b/ss/cbscom/1/H.1-pdv-2/s38955476806454?%5BAQB%5D&ndh=1&t=8/1/2009%2021%3A56%3A13%200%20360&ns=cbs&pageName=/classics/the_twilight_zone/index&g=http%3A//www.cbs.com/classics/the_twilight_zone/index.php&r=http%3A//www.cbs.com/classics/the_twilight_zone/video/video.php&cc=USD&c1=Classics&h1=Classics%3AThe%20Twilight%20Zone%3AThe%20Twilight%20Zone%201%3AMain%3A%3A%3A%3A/classics/the_twilight_zone/index&c2=The%20Twilight%20Zone&c3=The%20Twilight%20Zone%201&c4=Main&c8=Classics%3AThe%20Twilight%20Zone%3AThe%20Twilight%20Zone%201%3AMain%3A%3A%3A%3A/classics/the_twilight_zone/index&c10=Anonymous&c18=21%3A00&c19=Sunday&pid=/classics/the_twilight_zone/video/video.php&pidt=1&oid=http%3A//www.cbs.com/classics/the_twilight_zone/index.php&ot=A&s=1280x1024&c=32&j=1.3&v=Y&k=Y&bw=1280&bh=770&p=IE%20Tab%20Plug-in%3BMozilla%20Default%20Plug-in%3BJava(TM)%20Platform%20SE%206%20U11%3BActiveTouch%20General%20Plugin%20Container%3BAdobe%20Acrobat%3BQuickTime%20Plug-in%207.5%20(861)%3BCitrix%20ICA%20Client%3BRealPlayer(tm)%20G2%20LiveConnect-Enabled%20Plug-In%20(32-bit)%20%3BRealPlayer%20Version%20Plugin%3BMicrosoft%AE%20Windows%20Media%20Player%20Firefox%20Plugin%3BMicrosoft%20Office%202003%3B2007%20Microsoft%20Office%20system%3BGoogle%20Update%3BShockwave%20Flash%3BLively%20Plugin%3BPicasa%3BSilverlight%20Plug-In%3BWindows%20Presentation%20Foundation%3BGoogle%20Updater%3BMicrosoft%AE%20DRM%3BWindows%20Media%20Player%20Plug-in%20Dynamic%20Link%20Library%3B&%5BAQE%5D [2o7.net]

in URL List

66.235.133.2:80
2009-02-08 9:56:08 pm

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172.30.254.158:4976

http://content.dl-rms.com/rms/mother/6401/nodetag.js [dl-rms.com] : http://content.dl-rms.com/rms/mother/6401/nodetag.js [dl-rms.com]

in URL List

128.242.186.203:80
2009-02-08 9:56:07 pm

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172.30.254.158:4968

http://ad.doubleclick.net/adj/CBS/classics/the_twilight_zone/season0/video;dpart=classics;show=the_twilight_zone;feat=video;type=ros;;sec=0;sz=234x60;tile=2;prod=feature;dcopt=ist;adv=d;abr=!webtv;ord=1234151767699 [doubleclick.net] ? : http://ad.doubleclick.net/adj/CBS/classics/the_twilight_zone/season0/video;dpart=classics;show=the_twilight_zone;feat=video;type=ros;;sec=0;sz=234x60;tile=2;prod=feature;dcopt=ist;adv=d;abr=!webtv;ord=1234151767699 [doubleclick.net] ?

in URL List

209.62.176.153:80
2009-02-08 9:56:07 pm

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172.30.254.158:4968

http://ad.doubleclick.net/adj/CBS/classics/the_twilight_zone/season0/video;dpart=classics;show=the_twilight_zone;feat=video;type=ros;;sec=0;sz=234x60;tile=6;prod=presenting;dcopt=ist;adv=d;abr=!webtv;ord=1234151767699 [doubleclick.net] ? : http://ad.doubleclick.net/adj/CBS/classics/the_twilight_zone/season0/video;dpart=classics;show=the_twilight_zone;feat=video;type=ros;;sec=0;sz=234x60;tile=6;prod=presenting;dcopt=ist;adv=d;abr=!webtv;ord=1234151767699 [doubleclick.net] ?

in URL List

209.62.176.153:80
2009-02-08 9:56:07 pm

pass

172.30.254.158:4968

209.62.176.0/19 : Doubleclick

in Subnet List

209.62.176.153:80
2009-02-08 9:56:07 pm

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172.30.254.158:4965

http://cbs.112.2o7.net/b/ss/cbscom/1/H.1-pdv-2/s33505590196501?%5BAQB%5D&ndh=1&t=8/1/2009%2021%3A56%3A7%200%20360&ns=cbs&pageName=/classics/the_twilight_zone/video/video.php&g=http%3A//www.cbs.com/classics/the_twilight_zone/video/video.php&r=http%3A//www.cbs.com/classics/&cc=USD&c1=Classics&h1=Classics%3AThe%20Twilight%20Zone%3AThe%20Twilight%20Zone%201%3AVideo%3ADetail%3A%3A%3A/classics/the_twilight_zone/video/video.php&c2=The%20Twilight%20Zone&c3=The%20Twilight%20Zone%201&c4=Video&c5=Detail&c8=Classics%3AThe%20Twilight%20Zone%3AThe%20Twilight%20Zone%201%3AVideo%3ADetail%3A%3A%3A/classics/the_twilight_zone/video/video.php&c10=Anonymous&c18=21%3A00&c19=Sunday&s=1280x1024&c=32&j=1.3&v=Y&k=Y&bw=1280&bh=770&p=IE%20Tab%20Plug-in%3BMozilla%20Default%20Plug-in%3BJava(TM)%20Platform%20SE%206%20U11%3BActiveTouch%20General%20Plugin%20Container%3BAdobe%20Acrobat%3BQuickTime%20Plug-in%207.5%20(861)%3BCitrix%20ICA%20Client%3BRealPlayer(tm)%20G2%20LiveConnect-Enabled%20Plug-In%20(32-bit)%20%3BRealPlayer%20Version%20Plugin%3BMicrosoft%AE%20Windows%20Media%20Player%20Firefox%20Plugin%3BMicrosoft%20Office%202003%3B2007%20Microsoft%20Office%20system%3BGoogle%20Update%3BShockwave%20Flash%3BLively%20Plugin%3BPicasa%3BSilverlight%20Plug-In%3BWindows%20Presentation%20Foundation%3BGoogle%20Updater%3BMicrosoft%AE%20DRM%3BWindows%20Media%20Player%20Plug-in%20Dynamic%20Link%20Library%3B&%5BAQE%5D [2o7.net] : http://cbs.112.2o7.net/b/ss/cbscom/1/H.1-pdv-2/s33505590196501?%5BAQB%5D&ndh=1&t=8/1/2009%2021%3A56%3A7%200%20360&ns=cbs&pageName=/classics/the_twilight_zone/video/video.php&g=http%3A//www.cbs.com/classics/the_twilight_zone/video/video.php&r=http%3A//www.cbs.com/classics/&cc=USD&c1=Classics&h1=Classics%3AThe%20Twilight%20Zone%3AThe%20Twilight%20Zone%201%3AVideo%3ADetail%3A%3A%3A/classics/the_twilight_zone/video/video.php&c2=The%20Twilight%20Zone&c3=The%20Twilight%20Zone%201&c4=Video&c5=Detail&c8=Classics%3AThe%20Twilight%20Zone%3AThe%20Twilight%20Zone%201%3AVideo%3ADetail%3A%3A%3A/classics/the_twilight_zone/video/video.php&c10=Anonymous&c18=21%3A00&c19=Sunday&s=1280x1024&c=32&j=1.3&v=Y&k=Y&bw=1280&bh=770&p=IE%20Tab%20Plug-in%3BMozilla%20Default%20Plug-in%3BJava(TM)%20Platform%20SE%206%20U11%3BActiveTouch%20General%20Plugin%20Container%3BAdobe%20Acrobat%3BQuickTime%20Plug-in%207.5%20(861)%3BCitrix%20ICA%20Client%3BRealPlayer(tm)%20G2%20LiveConnect-Enabled%20Plug-In%20(32-bit)%20%3BRealPlayer%20Version%20Plugin%3BMicrosoft%AE%20Windows%20Media%20Player%20Firefox%20Plugin%3BMicrosoft%20Office%202003%3B2007%20Microsoft%20Office%20system%3BGoogle%20Update%3BShockwave%20Flash%3BLively%20Plugin%3BPicasa%3BSilverlight%20Plug-In%3BWindows%20Presentation%20Foundation%3BGoogle%20Updater%3BMicrosoft%AE%20DRM%3BWindows%20Media%20Player%20Plug-in%20Dynamic%20Link%20Library%3B&%5BAQE%5D [2o7.net]

in URL List

66.235.133.2:80
2009-02-08 9:56:07 pm

pass

172.30.254.158:4965

66.235.128.0/20 : Archer

in Subnet List

66.235.133.2:80
2009-02-08 9:55:50 pm

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172.30.254.158:4949

http://content.dl-rms.com/rms/mother/6401/nodetag.js [dl-rms.com] : http://content.dl-rms.com/rms/mother/6401/nodetag.js [dl-rms.com]

in URL List

128.242.186.203:80
2009-02-08 9:55:50 pm

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172.30.254.158:4948

http://ad.doubleclick.net/adj/CBS/classics/season0/index;dpart=classics;feat=index;type=ros;;sec=0;sz=300x250;tile=4;dcopt=ist;adv=d;abr=!webtv;ord=1234151750284 [doubleclick.net] ? : http://ad.doubleclick.net/adj/CBS/classics/season0/index;dpart=classics;feat=index;type=ros;;sec=0;sz=300x250;tile=4;dcopt=ist;adv=d;abr=!webtv;ord=1234151750284 [doubleclick.net] ?

in URL List

209.62.176.153:80
2009-02-08 9:55:50 pm

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172.30.254.158:4948

http://ad.doubleclick.net/adj/CBS/classics/season0/index;dpart=classics;feat=index;type=ros;;sec=0;sz=234x60;tile=6;prod=presenting;dcopt=ist;adv=d;abr=!webtv;ord=1234151750284 [doubleclick.net] ? : http://ad.doubleclick.net/adj/CBS/classics/season0/index;dpart=classics;feat=index;type=ros;;sec=0;sz=234x60;tile=6;prod=presenting;dcopt=ist;adv=d;abr=!webtv;ord=1234151750284 [doubleclick.net] ?

in URL List

209.62.176.153:80
2009-02-08 9:55:50 pm

pass

172.30.254.158:4948

209.62.176.0/19 : Doubleclick

in Subnet List

209.62.176.153:80
2009-02-08 9:55:50 pm

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I'm tired of TV networks like this. (4, Interesting)

BikeHelmet (1437881) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779523)

Boo! Put it on Hulu so Canadians can watch it too!

I don't understand these networks. They don't seem to understand that the internet is a global community. With TV there's no guarantees that you're hitting the correct audience, so the desire to filter the audience(so that it is "correct") is understandable when the opportunity arises - but what they seem to forget is they lose out on evangelical advertising because of that filtering.

I'm Canadian, but I spammed all my American friends about Hulu, and now they all watch TV there. If a show isn't available on Hulu, then we'll look for it elsewhere. If we have to jump through hoops to watch it(AOL, ABC, CBS, BBC, etc. etc.), then we won't; we'll just torrent it.

I think they'd be best off streaming it with or without ads to other countries, just to capitalize off word-of-mouth advertising. Stuff that can be watched by anyone on the internet spreads rapidly - See: Dr. Horrible [sitepoint.com] , Monty Python [slashdot.org]

Networks like this will never get my endorsement - but not because of me; it's because they block me.

Re:I'm tired of TV networks like this. (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26779685)

You don't seem to understand the internet is a global community either. Most of Hulu isn't available in 99% of the worlds countries.

Re:I'm tired of TV networks like this. (2, Insightful)

gravyface (592485) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779727)

How do you get Hulu.com in Canada?

What took them so incredibly long? (1)

Dzimas (547818) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779547)

It's hard to believe that major networks around the world have been unable to bring their traditional business model to the Internet until now. The elevator speech is incredibly simple: "Imagine that instead of broadcasting using radio waves, we use streaming video to reach people who have abandoned traditional broadcasting in favor of the Internet." Of course, it all boils down to copyright - the rights holders simply didn't want to their content streamed on the Internet because that prevents them from selling it for $1.99 an episode.

The weird thing is that I've seen networks in the USA, Canada and Europe that have started to stream shows without advertising. It makes absolutely no sense from a business perspective, unless they're attempting to build online viewership to woo advertisers - very much a case of trying to make up (non-existent) margin with high volume.

What was the name of the MacGyver Ep where he was (1)

Joe The Dragon (967727) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779549)

What was the name of the MacGyver Ep where he was messing around the with the in sides of the computer systems and messing with rom chips?

define "perfectly" (2, Funny)

JThundley (631154) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779617)

"A side note, they seem to work perfectly fine in Linux" (with the proprietary Flash plugin).

I tried watching it for a while... (1)

ZosX (517789) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779713)

Watched most of season 1. Then I got really annoyed when the video would halt partway through and reloading it involved watching the same number of commercials that I had watched up until that point. The quality is also pretty terrible. Its better than SD on youtube but its not really great. To make matters worse you cannot make the crappy image full screen. The best they do is a severe letterbox. I gave up and downloaded twin peaks and star trek from thepiratebay. they were dvd rips and the quality is superb. i could see this working for cbs if they a) upgraded the quality and reliability and b) offered northern exposure with the original music, which I would become an instant junky to. In a way I kind of can't wait until I could just pick any TV show I've not seen in a while (MASH, Night Court) and dial it up and watch whatever episode I want. I don't care if there are a few commercials, I mean I really didn't care then either. More targeted commercials would equal less ad time anyways. The british had it right with the BBC which is now regarded as a public cultural institution. So much of our cultural history is bound by copyright for an insanely long period of time. I can't think of any others....anyways I'm getting off track here.....

90% of the posts here... (1)

Rude Turnip (49495) | more than 5 years ago | (#26779755)

...are going to be expressions of righteous indignation and showings-off of how their ad-blocking software and proxies prevent them from viewing the free programming that CBS provides. Time to warm up the wahhhhhmbulance.

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