For the last few months I’ve been watching the series entrevías, produced by Mediaset and therefore broadcast weekly on Telecinco, although after its end it began to be distributed by Netflix and thus became an international hit. But that is another topic.
The point is that I can’t remember the last series I watched that way, broadcast on free-to-air television., following the episodes week by week on the day and time that a network marks me, not when I want. Video on demand got me used to something else since 2014, when I learned the meaning of “VPN” and the possibility it offered me to access Netflix when it had not yet arrived in Spain.
There were some series in these years that could have caught my attention, but I almost always discarded them, or in the best of cases, I would write them down to see them later, when some video-on-demand platform wanted to buy their broadcast rights. . And I would see them little by little or in a marathon.
The schedule and what’s behind it
The reason, very simple: It is not only a matter of availability and time flexibility, but of respect for the viewer. One of my childhood memories is being sent to bed when the series in question had the last third of the episode left, because that meant that it was already eleven o’clock at night, the time limit for going to sleep. at those hours, entrevías Hasn’t started yet or just started.
Getting hooked on this series, which has visible seams and too much pomposity that makes it less believable, but that is also another topic; made me swallow with being glued to the TV until almost onesomething unusual in recent years.
Why didn’t you wait to see it the next day on the MiTele app, where Mediaset publishes the episodes?
Well, actually I tried to. The experience was abysmal, with looping ads that ended up requiring me to exit the app and re-enter it because the three ads required to watch the episode kept appearing over and over again. They took away the desire to see the series like this or it was not possible directly.
You could always have paid the MiTele premium to stop seeing those ads.
Of course I did too, and… the ads didn’t go away! Among that, the operation of the application, which will not win prizes for its performance; and its bad relationship with AirPlay to send the image to the television I think serves as an act of contrition for my sins of the last three years, the time that has passed since the ephemeral experiment of offering LaLiga also within MiTele made me feel the same vibes, What does the youth say?
Perhaps with this brief FAQ can the reader understand my motivations for wanting to see a series in this way, instead of for the streaming already canon. By the way, this keybuster had no idea it would end up on Netflix (aka the best video player next to YouTube) and perhaps with that information this story would have been another.
Returning to the topic at hand: schedules. As a good salaryman who is no longer thirty and who perceives the laborious digestion that retains more fat than before in the abdomen, it is my moral duty to get up early to do some sport before signing up for work. Telecinco, like most private television channels, should not be pleased with this lifestyle and hopes that we sleep little and badlythat is the only way to explain why he finished his prime time at one in the morning. My nine-year-old self would not have been able to see a minute of Family doctor with this grill. “Cheeechuuuuu…!”.
Because that happened at some point in recent years: the star broadcasts they began to take longer and longer to stretch the schedules down and thus scratch advertising minutesan issue that was made of State when was debated in the Council of Ministers. It may be a logical business decision, but when applied at the same time that Netflix, HBO, Prime Video and company come to tell us “you can watch what you want, when you want and where you want”, comparative grievance is inevitable. It is no longer a question of not fitting in with our routine, but again, of respect for the viewer.
There are chains where gatherings are organized to demonize the mobile and point it out as the source of our problems falling asleep. Or directly awareness campaigns. The same chains that then crack dramas until one on a weekday.
These big chains have already launched their proposals for the streamingbut if the final experience, for the ordinary consumer, free or paid, is so many light years away from its delayed competitors, one gets the same face as the black moon emoji.