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Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2012 10:42 AM (in response to SteezN4NoReason)
The date a show permiers has nothing to do with when it will be avialble. That is controled by the content holders. Each one is differnt and does their releases differntly. Almost all HBO and Showtime shows will not be avialble on iTunes or Netflix until the DVD's are released.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 8, 2012 11:31 AM (in response to SteezN4NoReason)
Looks like the full premier episode is available @ Showtime: http://www.sho.com/sho/dexter/video/season/7
I'm guessing you'll be in the same predicament next week though.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 18, 2012 10:46 AM (in response to Brian Cook4)
I buy all my TV episodes from iTunes & usually I am able to purchase episodes the day after they are aired...Sometimes it takes longer but usually it is the day after...I am waiting for Dexter too!!!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2012 9:22 AM (in response to SteezN4NoReason)
I don't understand why Apple doesn't make a deal with ShowTime/HBO and make Dexter Season 7 episodes available for purchase on iTunes. This is year 2012, not sure why we have to wait for DVDs. Simply make a business arrangement and make it available for those iTunes users who have been purchasing Dexter (All Seasons) from Apple. I don't think it's impossible. C'mon.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2012 4:18 AM (in response to HockeyDude2002)
I agree. I do not understand how I can get a season pass for most tv shows and not Dexter. My brother and I watched all the seasons, then we hear the seventh is coming out. I told him not to worry, I'll just get the pass on iTunes. Turns out, you can only get it when the season ends or the DVD/blue ray comes out. Maybe we should find a person with showtime and set them up with the app. Hmmm, that actually sounds pretty good.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2012 7:41 AM (in response to Vonuss)
You can keep asking the question, but it is not going to change the answer. The copy right holders control when a show is released. So as I already said "Almost all HBO and Showtime shows will not be avialble on iTunes or Netflix until the DVD's are released." This is set by HBO, not Apple.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2012 8:25 AM (in response to Brian Cook4)
What does HBO gain from doing this? Does it mean that they would release every episode at once? If so, that would be an added benefit.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2012 9:00 AM (in response to atvinfo)
HBO is just really old school for the longest time they did not even want their content on DVD's. They want you to buy their cable service. Just like Disney for the longest time resisted VHS, and then DVD's.
Yes, the release all the episodes at once, basicly just like you would get if you buy the DVD. You just don't have to go to a store.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 27, 2012 9:05 PM (in response to Brian Cook4)
Actually Dexter is on Showtime...not HBO.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 26, 2013 12:30 PM (in response to BeardedAggie)
I just finished Dexter's six seasons this fall and winter. All total I spent more than $200 buying seasons of this show. I can't see how it's not profitable for them to put these seasons out concurently with the broadcast. I have no reason to buy a subscription to some channel that shows 80% of stuff I'm not interested in watching. "On demand media" is where entertainment is going. There's got to be some egg head in an office at Showtime that has this trend indicated in a chart somwhere...