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CBS Releases Streaming App for iPhone and iPad, Full Episodes Delayed One Week

CbsCBS has a new app that allows U.S. viewers to watch full ad-supported HD episodes of television shows from the network, typically one week after they air.

The company launched an app earlier this year that shows second-screen content synchronized with whatever the user is watching.
Watch full episodes of your favorite CBS shows with the CBS app for iPad and iPhone! Enjoy primetime, daytime and late night episodes from America’s Most Watched Network.

Catch NCIS, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, How I Met Your Mother, Survivor, Elementary, The Young And The Restless, The Late Show with David Letterman and many more. Use the ‘My CBS’ feature to be notified when episodes of your favorite shows have been added to the app.
CBS is a universal app available free on the App Store. [Direct Link]

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Posted: 14 months ago
"delayed by one week" and those stuck in the 90s execs wonder why ppl download illegally when said eps r avab online 5 mins after having aired
Rating: 7 Positives
Posted: 14 months ago
One week, seriously?

And they wonder why people torrent...
Rating: 5 Positives
Posted: 14 months ago
Torrents show up two hours BEFORE broadcasting Pacific time, since the torrent shows up right after the Eastern broadcast.

I get why movies aren't released on iTunes, etc. as they are in the theaters (because one purchase could be viewed by many) but that rationale doesn't apply to TV broadcasts (as it is, one person could share it with many).

Networks, and premium channels, should simply make their stuff available immediately, as it's broadcast, on services like iTunes.
Rating: 4 Positives
Posted: 14 months ago
One week delay? Really?
Anyone who doubts the existence of dinosaurs only needs to watch the decision-makers at the three networks flounder. They provide all the evidence needed to back up the (continuation of the) fossil record.
Rating: 3 Positives
Posted: 14 months ago
If it is adsupported it should be live like ESPN or next day like most of the networks. One week is ridiculous.

Luckily with my DirecTV dvr and my Slingbox, I can watch pretty much anything at my discretion.
Rating: 3 Positives
Posted: 14 months ago

To be fair, network programmings are subsidized by cable/satellite carriers and network affiliates. So offering shows online immediately (with fewer commercials to boot) would undermine network's ability to negotiate.

Although one week seems a bit long (ABC and NBC apps offer shows the next day), it is an encouraging trend nevertheless. Fox is now the sole holdout among major US networks as ABC, CBS, CW, and NBC all offer primetime shows on mobile. And frankly, I am in no hurry to watch any of the shows on CBS.

This move also undermines Hulu, which is largely dependent on Fox, international programmings, and strong device support to sustain its value.


I've never really understood the draw of Hulu. Marginal content, full of ads, and it requires a subscription.

DirecTV already gives me all of that.
Rating: 2 Positives
Posted: 14 months ago
Yeah, one week's delay is ridiculous. If they're going to have unskippable commercials there's no reason to not have it either next day or within an hour after it airs. Hell, I'd be willing to pay a small monthly subscription fee for that as well, similar to how some of the anime streaming sites do- non-subscription users would have a bit of a wait, and for $5/month or so you could watch the shows an hour after they aired (either with no commercials or with minimal ones at the beginning)...
Rating: 2 Positives
Posted: 14 months ago
Why a week? Sucks.
Rating: 2 Positives
Posted: 14 months ago

I've never really understood the draw of Hulu. Marginal content, full of ads, and it requires a subscription.

DirecTV already gives me all of that.


Yea, I was ready to buy Hulu+ until I read about the ads. I'm already paying the cable company to show me ads - not gonna bend over for hulu also.
Rating: 1 Positives
Posted: 14 months ago
For the record, for anyone who hadn't downloaded it yet: no AirPlay.
Rating: 1 Positives

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