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post #16 of 74 (permalink) Old 2013-09-12, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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jshel101, I did a search with the web interface and Under the Dome Episodes 1 to 12 show up (although the sequence seems to be random).

http://www.globaltv.com/video/#video
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Wink Evil cord-cutters shunned

Only episode 12 of Under the Dome can be streamed by cord cutters. The rest require a cable/satellite subscription key.

http://www.globaltv.com/underthedome...rthedome/video
[Under the Dome Global streaming page]
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Any chance of a Roku channel?
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jshel101, I did a search with the web interface and Under the Dome Episodes 1 to 12 show up (although the sequence seems to be random).

http://www.globaltv.com/video/#video
I checked when I got home and now I can see all the episodes.
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Telus are not one of the chosen providers at present
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Does not work for me. I get a we cannot stream this content outside of Canada message. I have unblock-us setup which is likely why. It doesn't block the CBC app. Not sure why it's messing with the Global app.
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Because Global has Geo-blocking, probably as they have content available here that another party has the online streaming rights for in the US. CBC probably don't bother as most of their content they produce themselves.
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While this is a nice development, I really wish they had a unified app that just had content sent to it. With how they're going I'm going to wind up with 50 apps just for TV.
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Any chance of a Roku channel?
I would think no chance, since Global says the content will also be available through the BDU's set-top box video on demand (VOD), so there is no incentive for them to develop another TV box interface.

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Telus are one of the chosen - it's just not fully implemented yet. It sounds like the full content should be available through the Telus STB VOD interface. I think they're probably working on the interface for Global to validate Telus user IDs for the other access methods.
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^ Global Go launches initially with Shaw, Shaw Direct, Cogeco, Telus and Eastlink and Canadian Cable Systems Alliance distributors. It will also be available through these partners on their set-top box video on demand (VOD) and on-line portals.

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nice interface, but certainly a fair number of users complaining about it in the iOS AppStore....time will tell I guess. What do people who not subscribe to cable or sat do? can they watch as well without a provider login?
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oh, I wish they would provide a way that I can pay a subscription fee to access this service without an existing cable plan! $1 per month would be fair I think.
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I just loaded this app to my iPad. It looks very interesting, but I think there's still some bugs to be worked out. It rejects my log-in attempts with my Shaw Direct account number and password. It's still usable to view Global programs of the current episode that my stupid Motorola PVR failed to record. That's the way I used the previous version, and the only reason I would watch anything on an iPad rather than on a large screen display.


I notice that the vast majority of ratings on the App Store are negative. Many complain about why they need to be a Shaw subscriber to get whole seasons of shows -as if that once broadcast over-the-air, a program instantly becomes public domain, and the TV distributors have an obligation to provide it free on demand. {roll eyes}
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this does confuse me somewhat, the new "model" of TV revenue. From the 50's to the mid 2000's, a program was broadcast, over either the air or cable. Ads were inserted totaling roughly eight minutes per 30 minutes. For 50 years, that seemed to make lots of money for the broadcaster.
Now, those same eight minutes generate revenue, but apparently they don't generate enough revenue to cover the revenue of all the other ads inserted in online versions (try watching The Daily Show, Colbert or ANY Youtube video online), Hulu, Netflix ads etc.
Is it me, or is something fishy here? Yes, fewer young people use traditional cable/OTA/sat to get their TV fix, reducing traditional revenue "views", but since there's also ad revenue generated via online versions, not to mention the provider (cable, Starbucks retail, etc) charging for supplying broadband so as to be able to view online versions, there would appear to be even MORE revenue now.
So, while licensing limitations are a convenient reason (excuse) for handicapping an app like the new Global/Shaw app, I'm concerned the ONLY reason all the viewing limitations exist is purely to generate yet another guaranteed revenue stream.
But that's just me. If anything, I just get ticked-off and watch less online, and that's a shame, because I'm used to sitting thru commercials. I'm not used to signing-in and exposing my personal account info, however.
HNIC used to run silent, visual ads as the game continued. Maybe that's the online model they should be looking at, as opposed to gathering my personal info. I'd use this new app WAY more if that were the case.
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