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The perennial "preseason football knocks off national programming" gripe

Once again, preseason NFL football is here, that lovely time when you get to see your team's 3rd-string scrubs play against the other team's 3rd-string scrubs. In New England, we love our Patriots 24/7, so both CBS stations  and one ABC station simply MUST MUST MUST air the game. 3 channels showing the same thing, yay!

The problem is that many of us, while we love football, also love watcing the shows that CBS airs nationally, e..g Big Brother.

 

Will there ever be a possibility of offering...not even sure what the term would be, a "national feed", maybe...on an alternate channel when situations like this arise? So we can tune in to CBS and watch what the rest of the country is watching? 

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Re: The perennial "preseason football knocks off national programming" gripe


@AxL wrote:

Once again, preseason NFL football is here, that lovely time when you get to see your team's 3rd-string scrubs play against the other team's 3rd-string scrubs. In New England, we love our Patriots 24/7, so both CBS stations  and one ABC station simply MUST MUST MUST air the game. 3 channels showing the same thing, yay!

The problem is that many of us, while we love football, also love watcing the shows that CBS airs nationally, e..g Big Brother.

 

Will there ever be a possibility of offering...not even sure what the term would be, a "national feed", maybe...on an alternate channel when situations like this arise? So we can tune in to CBS and watch what the rest of the country is watching? 


This is an excellent idea!  Overlap from three stations is a bit too much! LOL!  My recommendation would be to use On Demand, which would allow users to catch up on their shows.  On Demand content goes up generally two-five days from the time of the original broadcast.  It is an excellent way to catch up on missed shows.

 

Satch

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Re: The perennial "preseason football knocks off national programming" gripe

Complain to the network, It's not a cable co issue, they must air what's on the local channel and that includes all the local commercial spots that businesses in your area pay for and are not carried on a national feed.

 

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Re: The perennial "preseason football knocks off national programming" gripe

You also might check with the on-line presence of those channels.  You might be able to log-in with your Spectrum/Charter/TWC account and watch other things.  I thought this was going to be about the opposite issue.  My parents get NFL Network and can't watch the Packers in pre-season.  The additional cost to watch ALL games only covers regular season.

 

/Dan

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Re: The perennial "preseason football knocks off national programming" gripe

OnDemand?!
Terrible idea. OnDemand means sitting through all the commercials. And if you dare to pause it just a second too long, it goes back to the menu. And then it starts over!