Skip to comments.C_SPAN live will soon be reserved for cable or satellite TV customers.
Posted on 07/19/2014 7:19:47 AM PDT by Bronzy
Real-time online access to C-SPAN, C-SPAN2, and C-SPAN3 will soon be available only to verified customers of C-SPAN's cable and satellite affiliates. A simple sign-in on the "Live TV" page of C-SPAN.org with your cable or satellite company credentials is all that's needed to watch any of our three TV channels in real time. (This process is similar to what's now required to access most other "TV Everywhere" programs or channels.)
(Excerpt) Read more at c-span.org ...
Well, that screws me out of watching CSPAN.
That's the idea.
I haven’t had cable for years. C-ya, C-Span.
Those of us with it will be sure to keep you appraised of the big issues.
who owns...CSPAN anyway?????
who owns...CSPAN anyway?????
As I recall, CSPAN is owned or at least funded by the satellite and cable companies. While this may be an unpopular move, it is certainly legitimate.
Well, hello again, C-Span!
I have the “cheapest” cable TV package from my friends at Cox (that’s what they tell me every time something doesn’t work and I call). It’s not cheap anymore. It sure is irritating. I don’t get CSPAN, but I do get two stations with people blathering in hispanic.
Also, for those without cable [like me] here is a HUGE list [scroll down!] of shows in episodic order, no commercials, free, for your perusal.
May I suggest bookmarks...? ;)
You’re most welcome.
Some of the most important “television” around has been aired over CSPAN’s streams .
Perhaps the articles editor just wanted to TWEAK us,....by not mentioning the ongoing availability of those streams
If there are any taxpayer dollars involved in producing anything on CSPAN, this decision should be challenged.
the government feeds....streamings of hearings etc will still be availanble over the net...according to this.. from CSPAN
What if I don’t subscribe to cable or satellite?
You will still be able to use C-SPAN.org to watch our live coverage of all Federal government events. All visitors to C-SPAN.org will have access to House and Senate debates, committee hearings, Executive Branch events and courts coverage - live and in the clear, without needing to sign-in or verify as a cable or satellite subscriber. You will also continue to have free access to our online Video Library containing more than 204,000 hours of all current and past political video from C-SPAN on demand to watch anytime, anywhere.
the streams will still be available according to this page:
Several cable and broadcast channels are doing the same. One can no longer sign onto their website to watch programs — unless one signs in through a cable or satellite tv provider.
That collusion helps the channels and the cable/satellite providers. It is nothing more than a way for both to maintain a paying clientele and deterring those cutting the cable.
The problem I find is that the ‘sign in’ portion is not standardized. Thus, it may work with one channel in one browser, but faulter in another browser.
Thanks. I did bookmark.
So, I guess we will find out what we can see live and what is reserved for cable or satellite TV customers.
“...but I do get two stations with people blathering in hispanic.”
If you haven’t learned Spanish yet...you’re a racist. Get with the program.
LOL. And, you are right the information is as one could expect not terribly clear...and seeming at odds with itself.
I appreciate that. Thank you.
I’m convinced that this move is to ensure that pro conservative rallies and events have fewer viewers, though.
Aren’t they funded by tax dollars? Is it legal for them to do this -only allowing certain taxpayers to use the services that all taxpayers are forced to pay for?
You’re welcome, that second one sure has a bunch of shows! The internet has come a long ways media-wise since the mid-90’s. Back in those days, there either wasn’t much to choose from or it was the ‘buffering...please wait’ show! Ah, memories!
An opportunity for someone, perhaps an obligation C-Span is ready to give up.
Im wondering if the editors,,,called on John Kerry to formulate....the statement!!
Id have posted this as an image file but it might slow down the load time for this thread fpr some people
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