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    Missing Episodes

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      Missing Episodes

      Correct me if I am wrong, but On Demand (or Catch Up), is supposed to enable you to, err, catch up with something.

      So how come for Revolution and The Following, it only shows the most recent episode, and for Once Upon a Time it finds nothing.

      What's the point in only having the most recent episode available, and sometimes 50 times, when it's already in your planner as a recorded show. If you go on holiday or move house and you get a couple of failed recordings, you end up having to miss episodes or just scrap the series altogether, as we're now having to do with all 3 mentioned above (again for The Following as this happened during it's first run).

      Poor service from Sky in all honesty. Should be able get all episodes from a series.


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      Missing Episodes

      It may be due to the show's distributor rather than sky. An example of this is that you cannot watch ER on Sky Atlantic via Sky Go because the distributor will not allow it.

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      Re: Missing Episodes

      Quote Originally Posted by ldoodle View Post
      Correct me if I am wrong, but On Demand (or Catch Up), is supposed to enable you to, err, catch up with something.

      So how come for Revolution and The Following, it only shows the most recent episode, and for Once Upon a Time it finds nothing.

      What's the point in only having the most recent episode available, and sometimes 50 times, when it's already in your planner as a recorded show. If you go on holiday or move house and you get a couple of failed recordings, you end up having to miss episodes or just scrap the series altogether, as we're now having to do with all 3 mentioned above (again for The Following as this happened during it's first run).

      Poor service from Sky in all honesty. Should be able get all episodes from a series.
      The Sky shows will get repeated - it's the biggest complaint about Sky!

      And Once Upon A Time is on CH5 so it depends on the deal the broadcaster has with the producer.
      Basically Rturner003's comment above is correct. Sky are bound by the conditions of the contracts they are under for particular programs.

      Shows under new contracts have ondemand rights but newer Shows under older contracts have these limitations until new contracts (including ondemand rights) are agreed.

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      Re: Missing Episodes

      Why isn't The Simpsons available 'On Demand'? It's a FOX show, run by News Corp, who run Sky (essentially)!

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      Re: Missing Episodes

      Probably for the same reason that it isn't available to view on Sky Go - the contracts need to be renegotiated.

      Channel 4's episodes of The Simspons can be viewed with Sky Go.

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      Missing Episodes

      It's very odd, considering Channel 4 gets much older episodes than Sky!

      One would have thought as that Sky get newer episodes often that the contracts are often being looked at. Oh well...

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      Re: Missing Episodes

      yes its very frustrating every time i miss something or it fails to record its always something that is NEVER on demand
      in these cases i get it from a torrent

     

     

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