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Wednesday, October 29

What's This?!? Full episodes on Foodnetwork.com

Has anyone else seen this? FoodNetwork.com now has a video player that includes, among other things, full episodes of Cooking for Real, Iron Chef America, Ask Aida, Diners Drive-Ins and Dives, Throwdown with Bobby Flay, and Ace of Cakes.


You still have to watch them in Food Network's inferior-to-hulu video player... but it's hard to compete with NBC Universal, News Corp, and $100 million in private investments. So, three cheers are still in order for Food Network and Scripps for taking the plunge and putting their content on YouTube and, now, their Website.

And just in case you're wondering, I don't really like watching full episodes online. They are good if they're sneak peeks before the episode airs on TV, though. Love how they did that with 30 Rock recently.

Soooo Food Network Interactive: how 'bout you put up that Thanksgiving Special with Ina Garten! ;-)

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Would you watch full episodes online?

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16 Comments:

At 10/29/2008 9:41 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure!!! If Doctor McDreamy wasn't on!! YUM-O :)

 
At 10/29/2008 9:42 PM , Anonymous tim said...

Possibly, but it wouldn't be my first choice. I guess having access to the episodes online would be nice in the case that a show didn't record as planned.

 
At 10/29/2008 9:57 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG, this is so exciting! I don't have cable, so I only get to watch food network if I'm at my parents' house or at a hotel. OK, now back to learning about leukemias and lymphomas...

 
At 10/29/2008 10:52 PM , Anonymous sb said...

Nah, I wouldn't watch. I don't have the patience to watch TV shows online.

 
At 10/29/2008 11:53 PM , Blogger Karen said...

Most Food Network shows are repeated several times during the week, so I probably wouldn't watch them online. It's easy enough to catch a rerun if you miss the first showing. The only one I might watch is Anne Burrell's show, since it's not repeated and goes up against another cooking show that I like to watch (Cook's Country on PBS). Of course, Restaurant Chef isn't one of the shows they're showing online, but maybe in the future?

 
At 10/30/2008 4:39 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish they would be available for purchase on iTunes.

 
At 10/30/2008 8:58 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jacob...are you busy? You didn't mention Ina's new cookbook!!!!! I thought you are a big fan of her??? I haven't buy it yet and just curious to see if you have it!!!

 
At 10/30/2008 9:08 AM , Blogger Kim said...

I would for sure! I'm so excited, thanks for letting us know!

 
At 10/30/2008 9:30 AM , Blogger HB said...

Naw - my Internet speed at home is sloooooooow. I have I'm Not So Wild about Blue and it stinks. So, I can't watch a full episode at work : - )

 
At 10/30/2008 11:18 AM , Blogger Tina said...

I really love that they are doing this. I have so many shows set for my DVR that they overlap with some that I don't get to record. I still miss some. This would be a great way to watch those that I miss. Thanks for the info!!!

 
At 10/30/2008 12:35 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not too difficult to catch a certain episode on TV since they repeat them -- not only 2 or 3 times during the week but also 3 or 4 add'l weeks throughout the year -- ad nauseum,IMHO. But I do like the ability to view an entire show online.

What I would really like to see would be some of the older shows available to watch. I have only been watching the FN for approx. 3 years and I've checked the archive lists, so I know that there are older 30 Minute Meals, Paula's Home Cooking, etc. that I have never viewed.

Why they continually repeat the same episodes over and over again is beyond my comprehension, especially with all that they could show. I would particularly like to see some of the older PHC & 30MM shows when Pauler and Rachael didn't grate on my nerves so much.

 
At 10/30/2008 1:42 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow this is great news for the Addimando family. No need to ever get cable TV !!

Why anyone would need to see episodes online is beyond me as they repeat programs 100's of times.

As for digging up old series and older episodes of current shows, you would think since they are "in the can" it would be easier to pop a tape in a watch them. But no, we are subjected to the 567 th airing of some lame Food Network Challenge Baloney Sandwich programming.

I think everyone in FN programming are amatuers.

 
At 10/30/2008 2:36 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the FN programming comments. I hate FN after 7:00 (unless it's throwdown or DDD) on weeknights and after 2:00 on weekends.

 
At 10/30/2008 3:05 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

'bout time FN did this!

 
At 10/31/2008 9:50 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it is great because there are several shows that are not repeated. I hope they make all shows available.

J

 
At 1/22/2012 11:01 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes i would watch full episodes on line ....

 

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