Big Brother live feeds moving to CBS.com
by Andy Dehnart / April 4, 2013, 12:30 AM
For the show’s 15th season, Big Brother
’s live 24/7/except-when-they’re-censored feeds will be hosted on CBS web site, not on RealNetworks SuperPass, as they have been for the past 13 seasons. Hamsterwatch broke the news on Twitter, noting that “for the 1st time since BB2, #BB15 live feeds won’t be on SuperPass.” The site didn’t provide additional details.
However, a letter sent to affiliates (web sites that receive payment when users they refer sign up for the service) from a RealNetworks representative said that this summer, “the Big Brother Live Feed will have a new home this season on CBS.com.”
The letter said that CBS “plans to continue with an affiliate marketing program,” because those at CBS Interactive “understand the critical role you play in generating the interest and subscribers for this product.” It added that affiliates’ “support has been critical to building a large and vibrant community of Big Brother Live Feeds subscribers.”
That means there will most likely still be a charge for the feeds, because it wouldn’t make sense for CBS to pay affiliates for referrals that did not result in a transaction. Last summer, ABC’s Glass House
offered free live feeds on its site, but only broadcast at certain times.
Read more here: http://www.realityblurred.com/realitytv/archives/big_brother_15/2013_Apr_04_live-feed-change