Now your favorite CW series like Arrow, Beauty and the Beast, Nikita, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries plus others, can be pulled up on your On Demand menu and watched from there. No more DVR/VCR wear and tear.
I’ve been recording the shows and catching them later and my home network never seemed to enjoy the CW’s online streaming option, so I’m pretty jazzed about that.
Another fantastic aspect about this development is that because it’s a CBS network, you’re not locked out of the FF option on their shows. I’ve already tested one episode of a show to see if that’s true. And this is why I love CBS shows offered up in the On Demand, versus the NBC, ABC and FOX network shows that lock you out of FFing. Which for me, sometimes, makes it or breaks it for a show because I don’t have the off-hours time to spend the entire hour watching something.
UPDATE: The episode I tested was an older episode. Today I pulled up the latest Arrow episode to air, and it IS FF blocked. Cripes! But what I said about CBS shows still stand.
And because of that, as a consumer, I try to pay attention to what goes fleeting by when I do FF in my CBS programming and give those advertisers and their products first choice in my shopping modes. (This is why advertisers love NASCAR.. they’re the most loyal brand supporters out there. So I try to carry that forward with the CBS programming.)
NOW… if we can get FX to stop that 7-day delay of coming to On Demand, and get the distributors of Person of Interest to let it come to On Demand! Then things would be getting close to perfect!
For the First Time Ever On Demand, Watch the Latest Episodes of The Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, Supernatural and Other Popular Series
Comcast and The CW Network announced today they have reached an agreement that brings The CW’s popular primetime lineup to Xfinity On Demand. Effective tomorrow, Oct. 25, customers can watch the four most-recent episodes from each CW series – including their favorite CW programs the day after they air on live TV – on Xfinity On Demand at no additional charge. This agreement marks the first time The CW has made its shows available on Video On Demand (VOD) by a multi-service operator (MSO).
“Our customers turn to Xfinity On Demand for the latest and most popular programs, and now we’re pleased to add The CW’s popular primetime lineup to our offerings,” said Matt Strauss, Senior Vice President, Comcast. “We’re committed to giving customers access to the best and newest TV shows when they- want, at their fingertips.”
John D. Maatta, Executive Vice President, The CW, said, “We’re very excited to partner with Comcast to offer our viewers another platform where they can watch their favorite CW shows. With our primetime series now available on Xfinity On Demand, The CW will continue to expand its reach as well as provide our advertisers an opportunity to deliver their message to even more viewers.”
Xfinity On Demand viewers will be able to catch The CW’s top shows in both HD and SD. Series include THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, SUPERNATURAL, AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL, HART OF DIXIE, 90210, ARROW, NIKITA, BEAUTY & THE BEAST, EMILY OWENS, M.D. and the final season of GOSSIP GIRL.
Xfinity On Demand offers the most HD TV shows and movies – with thousands available for free – and a comprehensive broadcast offering that enables Xfinity TV customers to catch up and keep up with shows from additional networks including ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC. With more than 20 million digital TV homes, Xfinity On Demand has the broad reach to help programmers maximize their viewership and promotional activities. The platform also supports Nielsen C3 ratings measurement, proving valuable for programmers and advertisers. Each month, there are nearly 400 million views on Xfinity On Demand; and since its launch in 2003, there have been more than 25 billion views. For more information, please visit www.xfinity.com.