Friday, December 20, 2013

ABC Changes Their Online Viewing

See that image.  That's me at the moment.  I just found out that come January 6, 2014 "you must sign in with a participating TV service provider account to view the most recent episode of your favorite ABC shows."

So what does that mean for us.  Well if you're a subscriber to any of the following cable companies you're fine:
  • AT&T U-verse
  • Cablevision Optimum
  • Charter
  • Comcast XFINITY
  • Cox Communications
  • Google Fiber
  • Midcontinent
  • Verizon FiOS
Otherwise, you're like me: out in the cold.  We're not completely cut off though.  We can still watch the shows online.  Unfortunately we wouldn't be able to get access to the episodes until a week after they air.  Yes, and ENTIRE week.  What's their excuse?  See if you can make sense of this gobbledygook:

Pay TV service providers are a key part of the television industry in delivering broadcast content through new technology platforms. Now, with the support of participating pay TV service providers, the ABC network is able to continue to bring live entertainment, news and sports programming on a national and local level as well as the latest on-demand episodes on new, emerging digital platforms at no additional cost to their subscribers. This approach also allows ABC to offer several on-demand episodes that are available to everyone.
I have no idea what that means.

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