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post #16 of 81 (permalink) Old 2018-04-26, 02:00 PM
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@ExDilbert CBS All Access delivers a live feed of the local CBS affiliate in most designated market areas in the U.S. CBS All Access has to negotiate with each local and compensate them. If they can't come to an agreement, CBS All Access isn't allowed to distribute any live programming that the affiliate broadcasts in that market. The same rules apply for U.S. cable, satellite and other OTT providers such as Sling TV or DirecTV Now.
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post #17 of 81 (permalink) Old 2018-04-26, 02:43 PM
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That makes sense. I was responding to, "What about a live national feed of CBS NY or LA?" That won't happen under current US or Canadian regulations. The corresponding situation in Canada would be CraveTV adding a live Toronto CTV feed. I don't see that happening either. Under CRTC broadcasting regulations, CBS All Access would be prohibited from streaming a live CBS feed in Canada.
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CBS can stream a live feed in Canada if they want to. It just wouldn't be an affiliate in the US, it would likely just be a live feed of programming that they have cleared for Canada but then it would beg the question, why have a live feed if all the programming can be played back on-demand? I'm sure in the future some live programming from CBS might end up on All Access rather than conventional TV. There is nothing stopping CBS from having a live feed if they want it, it just isn't practical given the way consumers want to watch TV these days. I'm going to give this a try for a few months, mostly for some of the classics.
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I don't know if you have looked at the programming available on CBS All Access but not everything is available on demand. Far from it. There is a lot of programming that is not available, much more than is actually available for many popular series. What new programming is available is delayed by a week. Spoilers anyone?

If CBS All Access wanted to stream a live feed they would need to get approval from the CRTC. That would almost certainly mean being classified as a broadcaster and being subject to CRTC regulations like Cancon and ownership rules. It would also face a barrage of objections from Canadian broadcasters. It won't happen because CBS doesn't want the hassle and it wouldn't be approved under current guidelines.
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No, not all programming is cleared, I was aware of that. I've used it for a few days. The iOS interface seems to work fairly well. The web browser interface definitely needs work. I'm curious if our interface is the same as the US. The main issue I have is when watching in full screen mode, the interface comes out of full screen mode when transitioning to the next episode. You have to manually go back into full screen mode again. I also have occasional issues where the stream gets interrupted and I have to hit refresh to get it going again. I've had the same issue with CraveTV in the past.

In terms of content. There isn't a lot there at the moment. The other issue is not all episodes of the classic series is available. For example, the Brady Bunch has select episodes from Seasons 1-4. Beverly Hills 90210 only has the first season. Happy Days only has season 2. I've provided a few more examples below.

Becker (Seasons 1 & 2 only)
King of Queens (Season 1 only)
Everybody Hates Chris (Season 1 partial, Complete Seasons 2-4)
Love Boat (Season 1-2 only, pilot missing)

IMO, I'd save the $6.00/month for now.
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I noticed the same thing on the US site so that's not a Canada only issue. Most fairly recent series only had a season or two. Some older series were complete but many are not. In addition, there is a huge amount of back catalogue that is entirely missing. Anyone looking for a wide variety of vintage 60s, 70s or 80s shows will be disappointed. A very large proportion of the programs they claim to have are reality shows, news magazines or clips from daily news and talk shows. I've got to wonder if CBS still owns the rights to a lot of their older programming.
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post #22 of 81 (permalink) Old 2018-04-29, 10:58 AM
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I noticed that the "help" link is specific to Canada and includes some useful info for those considering subscribing.
https://cbsi.secure.force.com/CBSi/K...er=cbs.ca%2Faa
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So do we get access to the big brother feed this summer. That is what I would get if they had that feed. The rest of the shows we see on our canadian network.
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Are Big Brother and the Live Feeds available with my CBS All Access subscription?
Due to streaming rights, Big Brother and the Big Brother Live Feeds are not available on CBS All Access. However, Big Brother is broadcast on Global TV...
Rights for other shows can be quite tricky. Not everything that is shown on CBS is produced by CBS. For example Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon are produced by Warner Brothers, which licenses the rights for the current season in the U.S. to CBS and in Canada to Bell Media (CTV.) That is why you won't see Big Bang Theory on CBS All Access in Canada and you can only get the current season in the U.S.

@bigoranget CBS won't let non-subscribers see the available shows on the Canadian site, like they do on the U.S. site. I'm curious if they have the Star Trek back catalog or if that is exclusive to Space channel. Also the press release said "All past seasons of 15 primetime series including NCIS, SURVIVOR, ELEMENTARY, MADAM SECRETARY and more." Can you confirm that is true about ELEMENTARY, since the U.S. site has clips?
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CBS All Access Comes to Roku Devices in Canada | TheFutonCritic.com

CBS All Access is now available on Roku streaming players and Roku TV models in Canada. CBS All Access will be launching on additional connected devices in Canada in the coming months.
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Yes, all seasons of elementary are on CBS All Access.

There are no Star Trek series available on All Access.
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So far I am disappointed with CBS all access service, especially Live News. It very seldom works. Today it hasn’t worked all day.
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Is The Price Is Right and Let's Make A Deal available on the Canadian service?
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Answered my own question: NO

Don't bother getting this service.
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If there's something one watches, it's probably worth $6 a month. And the older material seems very good quality picture, etc. Good grief, did they do a HD scan of Love Boat?

But CBS seems to have diluted the whole thing, selling off exclusivity elsewhere. They seem more interesting in monetizing their assets, then building this service. I'm quite sure they got a good $ deal for the deal for Star Trek Discovery with Crave. But why not retain rights for CBS?

And did Crave get the older series, that are all on Netflix?

One CBS show I've been PVRing is Blue Bloods. So, with Rogers down the other Friday with that massive wind storm, I figured I could simply watch it on CBS All Access. Nope - not there ... good grief, it's made by CBS themselves - but they didn't retain any streaming rights? Fail ... I'll be dropping this service before they charge me.

Though I confess the old Mission Impossible episodes are tempting.
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@nfitz CBS sold the international rights to all the Star Trek series. Bell Media bought the exclusive Canadian rights for SPACE, CraveTV and a couple of French channels; Netflix bought the exclusive rights for 188 other countries (outside the U.S. and Canada.)
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But CBS seems to have diluted the whole thing, selling off exclusivity elsewhere. They seem more interesting in monetizing their assets, then building this service.
You're wrong on this. CBS have existing contracts in place — contracts that were signed well before CBSAA was even a thought — they have to honour. Once those contracts expire and new ones are signed, CBS will be keeping digital rights for themselves and not handing them over to CTV / City / etc.
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