CBS Interactive Exec on ‘All Access’ Demographics; Considering Ad-Free Option for “Super-Fans”

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  1. JWPlatt

    JWPlatt Commodore Commodore

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    I you keep up with the news and the other threads here, you'll find your plan will need modification.
     
  2. Ronald Held

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    Waste of bandwidth to stream commercials. I may pay the $10 on a monthly basis. Still have not decided...
     
  3. The Green Mushroom

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    I know I'd need to wait to the season finale is posted umpteen weeks after the first episode, but is there clear warnings that the whole season won't be available once all episodes have had their release week?
     
  4. tomalak301

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    Does anyone know if ITunes offers a season pass for any streaming show? I don't think they do but if they did with discovery I might take advantage. It's commercial free and a one time payment.

    If not I might just go with the ad version.
     
  5. JWPlatt

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    I did politely suggest that it's easy enough to find your answer, but I guess I've gotten the hint twice now that you don't want to make the effort. No, it won't work out. They will keep only the latest five episodes online. I think that means paying for three months if there are no breaks? Two months? It does appear that the entire previous year will be available for shows on All Access. So if you can wait a year, then you can binge. I will wait the year and just buy the DVDs or Blu-rays. But there's always the chance they'll give me the finger and not release that way.
     
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  6. The Green Mushroom

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    I'm sorry, I honesty did not get what you hinted at. I admit that I have not read everything and had no idea that suggestions of the five episode availability had been made.

    Thanks for the info.
     
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    $10 a month to still have some ads and the episodes don't even stay on the service indefinitely? All Access just keeps sounding worse and worse. Like they've looked at the successful streaming services and said, "We can offer much less and charge just as much because fans will pay no matter what." As much as I love Star Trek I'm not going to give CBS money for a flawed and inferior service.
     
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    They do, but not until a few weeks prior to the start of the show's next season. For example, Marvel's Daredevil's first season was added as a season pass about two weeks prior to the second season's release on Netflix.
     
  9. JWPlatt

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    $6 per month with ads, or $10 per month without ads.

    CBS has stated that they will provide all episodes of a show's previous years. I am, however, curious to see whether they will apply that general rule specifically to Star Trek. I don't trust their word on it yet.
     
  10. tomalak301

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    That's not really a season pass then. It's just the season that is released after the fact. I was thinking because CBSAA is going to release the episodes on a weekly basis, it might be a Itunes season pass but now it doesn't sound like it.
     
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    Not according to this:
    http://www.recode.net/2016/8/31/12731162/cbs-ad-free-all-access

    So even ad-free will still have ads.
     
  12. Paul Weaver

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    LOL

    I don't understand how anyone watched broadcast TV in America. Amazon prime is bad enough with their adverts on the front of some shows, but at least they don't have adverts *during* the shows.

    Adverts do not may TV free, it just hides the cost, at the cost of 30% of your time.
     
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  13. JWPlatt

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    Looks like it.
    I guess my lack of trust is in the right place. So DVDs it is.
     
  14. Kor

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    Since I'm not interested in any other CBS shows, I will probably just wait for blu ray.

    So I guess I'm holding STD off for now, but I will still catch it eventually. I'll have to stay away from this forum to avoid being tainted by those who catch it first.

    Kor
     
  15. fireproof78

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    By muting the commercials and grabbing a snack. Am I really the only one who does this anymore?

    That 30% of my time is not mandated that I sit and watch the commercial.
     
  16. JWPlatt

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    It's a very limited point of view to not consider the cumulative time and what else can be done with it. Sure, one episode of one show ever with 12 to 15 minutes of commercials in my entire lifetime, which is all you are considering - I'll watch it, no problem.
     
  17. Paul Weaver

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    This evening I watched two episodes of arrow. It took 84 minutes, there was no jarring break to take me out of the narrative and back into selling something.

    Had there been American adverts I'd have wasted 36 minutes and eaten 10 snacks. Instead I had the time to go for an 8 mile bike ride. Perhaps there's a link there with obesity.
     
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  18. JWPlatt

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    Yep.
     
  19. RAMA

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    TYVM CBS, choice is good, but I think I can manage to press my mute button for a few minutes for $12 less over 3 months of airing.

    RAMA
     
  20. Mirror Mirror

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    I still do not think it worth the price.