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C_SPAN live will soon be reserved for cable or satellite TV customers.
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Posted on 07/19/2014 7:19:47 AM PDT by Bronzy

New Policy:

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 ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
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Soon live threads via C-SPAN viewing will be reserved for cable or satellite TV customers only. Video at link on right titled: C-SPAN co-CEO Susan Swain Explains the Changes to Our Web Site.
1 posted on 07/19/2014 7:19:47 AM PDT by Bronzy
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To: Bronzy

http://www.c-span.org/about/TVeverywhere/#why


2 posted on 07/19/2014 7:20:37 AM PDT by Bronzy
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To: Bronzy

Well, that screws me out of watching CSPAN.


3 posted on 07/19/2014 7:21:46 AM PDT by Excellence (Marine mom since April 11, 2014)
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To: Excellence
Well, that screws me out of watching CSPAN.

That's the idea.

4 posted on 07/19/2014 7:24:36 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: Bronzy

I haven’t had cable for years. C-ya, C-Span.


5 posted on 07/19/2014 7:26:09 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Paine in the Neck; Excellence

Those of us with it will be sure to keep you appraised of the big issues.


6 posted on 07/19/2014 7:28:01 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Excellence
We like to watch Washington Journal in the morning to hear the callers. Now, it will be only via the video library and not real time. We liked C-SPAN’s coverage of the SOTU live and usually free of comments. Now, no more.
7 posted on 07/19/2014 7:28:10 AM PDT by Bronzy
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To: Bronzy

who owns...CSPAN anyway?????


8 posted on 07/19/2014 7:30:23 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: LostInBayport
apparantly the author of the article dod exactly go ON DEPTH on this one....


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, ...
9 posted on 07/19/2014 7:33:04 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: MeshugeMikey

who owns...CSPAN anyway?????
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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.


10 posted on 07/19/2014 7:35:04 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (Remember Mississippi)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Well, hello again, C-Span!

Thanks, MM!


11 posted on 07/19/2014 7:36:23 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: LostInBayport

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.


12 posted on 07/19/2014 7:39:18 AM PDT by grania
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To: Bronzy; All
There are links to C-SPAN [scroll down to USA section] here, the third link has all 3 channels, online. Good for now.

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...? ;)

13 posted on 07/19/2014 7:51:07 AM PDT by W. (Democrats need the 'poor' to justify their political existence. What'd LBJ say? "I'll have them ni..)
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To: LostInBayport

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


14 posted on 07/19/2014 7:52:41 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: InterceptPoint; MeshugeMikey

If there are any taxpayer dollars involved in producing anything on CSPAN, this decision should be challenged.


15 posted on 07/19/2014 7:55:10 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Rope. Tree. Politician. Some assembly required.)
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To: InterceptPoint

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.

http://www.c-span.org/about/TVeverywhere/#why


16 posted on 07/19/2014 7:55:26 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: Arm_Bears

the streams will still be available according to this page:

http://www.c-span.org/about/TVeverywhere/#why


17 posted on 07/19/2014 7:56:01 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: Bronzy

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.


18 posted on 07/19/2014 7:56:25 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: W.

Thanks. I did bookmark.


19 posted on 07/19/2014 7:58:36 AM PDT by Bronzy
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To: MeshugeMikey
Well, it does say “Online access to these three TV channels will soon require registration.” That is C-SPAN, C-SPAN-2 and C-SPAN-3.
Soon, C-SPAN will offer the live feeds of the three C-SPAN television channels only with verification of your pay television credentials. Once this policy is in place, the live feeds of our three television channels will be reserved for cable or satellite TV customers.

So, I guess we will find out what we can see live and what is reserved for cable or satellite TV customers.

20 posted on 07/19/2014 8:07:03 AM PDT by Bronzy
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To: Bronzy
the information is as one could expect not terribly clear...and seeming at odds with itself.

this isnt at all surprising these days.....

Iy you like your CSPAN you can Keep Your CSPAN


21 posted on 07/19/2014 8:14:00 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: grania

“...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.

:-)


22 posted on 07/19/2014 8:35:43 AM PDT by moovova
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To: MeshugeMikey

LOL. And, you are right the information is as one could expect not terribly clear...and seeming at odds with itself.


23 posted on 07/19/2014 8:52:16 AM PDT by Bronzy
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To: cripplecreek

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?


24 posted on 07/19/2014 9:00:35 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: Bronzy

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!


25 posted on 07/19/2014 9:04:47 AM PDT by W. (Democrats need the 'poor' to justify their political existence. What'd LBJ say? "I'll have them ni..)
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To: Bronzy
If the Cable and Satellite providers take this route, their monopoly on the live coverage of House and Senate proceedings ought to come to an end, rather rapidly I would think.

An opportunity for someone, perhaps an obligation C-Span is ready to give up.

26 posted on 07/19/2014 9:15:37 AM PDT by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: Bronzy

Im wondering if the editors,,,called on John Kerry to formulate....the statement!!


27 posted on 07/19/2014 9:27:23 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: Bronzy

Id have posted this as an image file but it might slow down the load time for this thread fpr some people

http://westworldwide.businesscatalyst.com/kerryNochio.gif


28 posted on 07/19/2014 9:39:23 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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