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Ondemand Program Censorship?

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Ondemand Program Censorship?

I noticed something curious. Four shows, all with a decidedly political point of view, have been unavailable via OnDemand, four programs which had usually been readily available. The programs are: Full Frontal on TBS from 10/11 (from almost two weeks ago) is not available. One is directed to some other hour if one wants to watch it, usually some ungodly hour. Episode 18 of The President Show on Comedy Central (from this last week) is not available. The last episode of The Daily Show (10/19) is not available. The 10/15 episode of HBO’s Last Week Tonight wasn’t available this past Monday evening, the day after the broadcast. One was directed to some other hour to see it. It was finally made available on OnDemand.

 

All of these examples are not OnDemand, but rather Whenever Comcast Says We Can Watch. And the most curious thing of all is that all the shows cited are very political, all espousing a decidedly anti-Trump bias. So naturally this raises the question: Is there a conscious effort to inhibit people from watching said type of shows, i.e. a Comcast imposed censorship?

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Re: Ondemand Program Censorship?


HobokenJoe wrote:

I noticed something curious. Four shows, all with a decidedly political point of view, have been unavailable via OnDemand, four programs which had usually been readily available. The programs are: Full Frontal on TBS from 10/11 (from almost two weeks ago) is not available. One is directed to some other hour if one wants to watch it, usually some ungodly hour. Episode 18 of The President Show on Comedy Central (from this last week) is not available. The last episode of The Daily Show (10/19) is not available. The 10/15 episode of HBO’s Last Week Tonight wasn’t available this past Monday evening, the day after the broadcast. One was directed to some other hour to see it. It was finally made available on OnDemand.

 

All of these examples are not OnDemand, but rather Whenever Comcast Says We Can Watch. And the most curious thing of all is that all the shows cited are very political, all espousing a decidedly anti-Trump bias. So naturally this raises the question: Is there a conscious effort to inhibit people from watching said type of shows, i.e. a Comcast imposed censorship?


If the shows aren't available it's not Comcast's fault.  Comcast can only deliver what is provided by the content provider.  Comcast does not censor the programs from the content provider.

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Re: Ondemand Program Censorship?


HobokenJoe wrote:

I noticed something curious. Four shows, all with a decidedly political point of view, have been unavailable via OnDemand, four programs which had usually been readily available. The programs are: Full Frontal on TBS from 10/11 (from almost two weeks ago) is not available. One is directed to some other hour if one wants to watch it, usually some ungodly hour. Episode 18 of The President Show on Comedy Central (from this last week) is not available. The last episode of The Daily Show (10/19) is not available. The 10/15 episode of HBO’s Last Week Tonight wasn’t available this past Monday evening, the day after the broadcast. One was directed to some other hour to see it. It was finally made available on OnDemand.

 

All of these examples are not OnDemand, but rather Whenever Comcast Says We Can Watch. And the most curious thing of all is that all the shows cited are very political, all espousing a decidedly anti-Trump bias. So naturally this raises the question: Is there a conscious effort to inhibit people from watching said type of shows, i.e. a Comcast imposed censorship?


If the shows aren't available it's not Comcast's fault.  Comcast can only deliver what is provided by the content provider.  Comcast does not censor the programs from the content provider.




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Re: Ondemand Program Censorship?

Thank you Again for pointing this out. HobokenJoe, if you need any further help going forward please reach out to us, we are always here to assist. Have a great day.


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