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Lots of Premium Channel shows to watch over the next few weeks

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by spartanstew, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. spartanstew

    spartanstew Thanks 4 the Update

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    I watch several premium TV shows, but since I'm cheap, I only subscribe to the Premium channels a few months per year. Called D* tonight to see if they had any specials and scored all 4 movie channels (HBO, SHO, MAX, STARZ) for $25 per month for the next 3 months.

    Currently downloading via VOD the following most recent seasons:

    Game of Thrones
    Nurse Jackie
    Veep
    Hunted
    Banshee
    Spartacus: Gods of the Arena
    Spartacus: Vengeance
    Spartacus: War of the Damned
    Da Vinci's Demons

    Also, the first three episodes of Dexter and the first episode of The Newsroom (and set up my series recordings for the rest of them).

    I should be good until January or February when I do it again.

    Man, I love Video On Demand.
     
  2. spartanstew

    spartanstew Thanks 4 the Update

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    Finished the whole season of Veep today (excellent) and just started on Nurse Jackie (on the third episode now).

    I wonder if the Premium Channels realize they're losing revenue by keeping episodes of all series available On Demand?

    I could pay for Premiums one month per year and see all their shows (but usually have them 3-4 months).
     
  3. Hoffer

    Hoffer Captain Chaos

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    Ray Donovan is currently airing on Showtime I think. I have it on my DVR, but haven't watched an episode yet. It might be worth watching.

    Also, you don't like Boardwalk Empire? That's a great show. Maybe you're already caught up. I think a new season starts soon.

    I gave up on True Blood this year. I watched the first 2 episodes of this season and just quit. I don't care about what's happening in that show anymore.
     
  4. spartanstew

    spartanstew Thanks 4 the Update

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    I'll look into Ray Donovan, and yes, I'm all caught up on Boardwalk Empire. I probably won't have any premiums by the time it airs, so I'll have to catch up on the upcoming season of BE next year.
     
  5. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    Make sure you check the watch by dates. They don't let you keep the shows forever. And I'm not sure if those shows are available once you cancel your sub to that channel.
     
  6. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    See my post above. They don't let you keep the shows a full year. Only a couple of months usually. For instance, I downloaded the first S2 episode of The Newsroom, and I had to watch it by 10/1.
     
  7. aindik

    aindik Well-Known Member

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    I think the point is you pick a couple months a year and watch everything, on demand, during those months, and don't pay for the channels the other, say, 9 months. You could, for example, pay for premiums in June, July and August and watch everything since September of the prior year.
     
  8. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    Ahhhh, ok. Makes sense. Just better put a lot of time aside for TV :)
     
  9. spartanstew

    spartanstew Thanks 4 the Update

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    Correct, all the shows have expiration dates once downloaded (most are about 3-6 months away), so I just have to watch them before that date, which shouldn't be a problem.

    Anything downloaded stays on the harddrive whether you cancel the premium channel or not.

    I just finished the 2013 season on Nurse Jackie last night, and added all the Ray Donovan's.
     

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