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Old 07-28-2012, 11:59 PM
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On my Comcast remote, On Demand is a big button. Press it and you are automatically sent to the On Demand Menu. For Comcast, On Demand is channel # 1.



Here in ABQ, NM, all of the premium channels cost more than $8. Some as high as $20.

You do understand that the content providers have caveats on how their content can be distributed to consumers. So it isn't as "easy" as you think it might be. The contract between the content providers and the Pay TV providers spell it out specifically.



$30 a month? That seems expensive. Comcast I believe already has some kind of an APP that allows you to stream content to other devices. Goes under the name "Xfinity." No charge. Again, you are limited to the content under your plan.
I have ondemand via by cable box but it's not something I can stream or use on the computer. I think you misunderstand what I mean by internet based. I mean that there is access via routine computer os/mobile os. Android, windows, linux, etc. Not a cable box.

As I said these things are not something that will occur for another 5-10 years and more the latter. Part of it does have to deal with contracting terms and length of these terms and if there are restricted convenants etc.

And yes, xfinity is EXACTLY what I was referring to. I expect all the major providers to go this route. This will basically make other ondemand services somewhat redundant and useless (i.e. vudu / netflix / cinemanow ) -> provided that these don't have some sort of contracted protected niche that they cater to.
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:35 AM
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I have ondemand via by cable box but it's not something I can stream or use on the computer. I think you misunderstand what I mean by internet based. I mean that there is access via routine computer os/mobile os. Android, windows, linux, etc. Not a cable box.
I can access Comcast content through my PC if I wanted to. Just have to go to their Xfinity website. Have to register first.

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As I said these things are not something that will occur for another 5-10 years and more the latter. Part of it does have to deal with contracting terms and length of these terms and if there are restricted convenants etc.

And yes, xfinity is EXACTLY what I was referring to. I expect all the major providers to go this route. This will basically make other ondemand services somewhat redundant and useless (i.e. vudu / netflix / cinemanow ) -> provided that these don't have some sort of contracted protected niche that they cater to.
I don't see the cable or SAT companies going into the SVOD business like Netflix or Amazon has. Verizon is going to try with their partnership with Redbox later this year though.
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I use time warner. I think they have an ipad app, but I also just moved from tennessee to california. We were using charter before and the best they had a few months ago was using the premium streaming services, i.e. HBOgo.
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I use time warner. I think they have an ipad app, but I also just moved from tennessee to california. We were using charter before and the best they had a few months ago was using the premium streaming services, i.e. HBOgo.
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