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Succession Season 2

I’ve been watching Succession Season 2 but it’s disappeared from the program guide. Can anyone explain why?

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RoyB
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The commercial reality is that there are broadly two bases on which Sky, and hence NowTV, obtain programmes, like Succession, from outside suppliers: initially on first-run, where they show the programmes live, and on catchup up until 30 days after the last episode of the season.

 

This is the basis on which Sky and NowTV obtained Season 2 of Succession, and the 30 days has duly elapsed. The provider of this Season will now lease it out to secondary and tertiary distributors, at a lower rate.

 

Once it’s done the rounds of these, it becomes available on the second basis, box set, for whatever length of time Sky agrees with the supplier.

 

This is the basis on which Season 1 has been (re)obtained, so it is not tied to the same dates as Season 2. Though in practice, Sky like to obtain these past Seasons around the time of the latest first-run Season.

 

So expect Seasons 1 and 2 to come back when the first-run Season 3 is in the offing.

 

As to expiring without warning, every episode carries its expiry date in its programme details; but I have a theory about what might have happened here.

 

if you binge-watch it episode to episode, without ever going back to the episodes list where the expiry date is shown, either going back to back or via Continue Watching, the expiry dates may not appear to you, so you get no warning of them.

 

Is this what happened to you all here; or is there somewhere you expected to be able to see the expiry details and they weren’t there?

 

Or is the problem that December 6 was erroneously shown, when Season 2 was always slated to leave NowTV on the 12th of November?

To keep viewing the Community in the previous chronological sequence, under ‘My Settings/Preferences/Preference Options, choose ‘Display’ and select Linear, then choose ‘Linear Layout’ and select Oldest First, and finally press Save. Many thanks to redchiz1 for this
Also please note that I am just a customer like you, and my advice may well be worth no more than exactly what you paid for it.

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Anonymous User
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Me as well. 
It says it is available with my subscription but I can only add season 1 back to MyTV..

Please help community- it was just getting good! 😉

Anonymous User
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me too! just shows series 1 and when i go to continue watching nothing happens.

Anonymous User
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Where the hell is Season 2 ?!

Why is season 1 still showing when you can't watch Season 2 

NOW TV is becoming very difficult to navigate and watch I am not sure why I am paying for this poor service.

If it does not get resolved I will cancel my subscription

Anonymous User
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I'd like to ask this too. Why put a shorter end date on a later season? Where the hell can I watch it in the UK legally now? Very frustrated..

Anonymous User
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I am so annoyed. Why has this happened?!

Why am I paying for something which is just stopped without warning half way through.

come on Now TV.  Sort it!!!!!!

Anonymous User
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This is bang out of order and the only reason I resubscribed to NowTV.  I didn't see any countdown for season 2. Bring it back please

Anonymous User
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I agree with all of the comments -- we were 6 episodes into season2 and now its pulled!!

 

No warning.

 

When is it back?

Anonymous User
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Hello Now TV..Is there anybody out there? People left hanging with Succession 2 and nobody has answered from your caring organisation...great stuff!!!

RoyB
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The commercial reality is that there are broadly two bases on which Sky, and hence NowTV, obtain programmes, like Succession, from outside suppliers: initially on first-run, where they show the programmes live, and on catchup up until 30 days after the last episode of the season.

 

This is the basis on which Sky and NowTV obtained Season 2 of Succession, and the 30 days has duly elapsed. The provider of this Season will now lease it out to secondary and tertiary distributors, at a lower rate.

 

Once it’s done the rounds of these, it becomes available on the second basis, box set, for whatever length of time Sky agrees with the supplier.

 

This is the basis on which Season 1 has been (re)obtained, so it is not tied to the same dates as Season 2. Though in practice, Sky like to obtain these past Seasons around the time of the latest first-run Season.

 

So expect Seasons 1 and 2 to come back when the first-run Season 3 is in the offing.

 

As to expiring without warning, every episode carries its expiry date in its programme details; but I have a theory about what might have happened here.

 

if you binge-watch it episode to episode, without ever going back to the episodes list where the expiry date is shown, either going back to back or via Continue Watching, the expiry dates may not appear to you, so you get no warning of them.

 

Is this what happened to you all here; or is there somewhere you expected to be able to see the expiry details and they weren’t there?

 

Or is the problem that December 6 was erroneously shown, when Season 2 was always slated to leave NowTV on the 12th of November?

To keep viewing the Community in the previous chronological sequence, under ‘My Settings/Preferences/Preference Options, choose ‘Display’ and select Linear, then choose ‘Linear Layout’ and select Oldest First, and finally press Save. Many thanks to redchiz1 for this
Also please note that I am just a customer like you, and my advice may well be worth no more than exactly what you paid for it.
Anonymous User
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Roy, 

 

Thank you for your very comprehensive reply. All is now clear. Your theory was correct: we watched via Continue Watching, and never saw any expiry information. 

 

It would be nice if Now TV made expiry info clearer, since I’m sure many people watch in this way. A warning that expiry is imminent would have been useful too. But I’m not holding my breath. 

RoyB
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Hey, thanks to you, @Anonymous User 

 

I think between us, we have just put our finger on a mystery beef that people have been having with things expiring on what was, to them, no warning.

 

Keep breathing normally, but I’ll see if we can get anything done about this.

To keep viewing the Community in the previous chronological sequence, under ‘My Settings/Preferences/Preference Options, choose ‘Display’ and select Linear, then choose ‘Linear Layout’ and select Oldest First, and finally press Save. Many thanks to redchiz1 for this
Also please note that I am just a customer like you, and my advice may well be worth no more than exactly what you paid for it.
Anonymous User
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Thanks Roy!

Anonymous User
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Is this stayed in the Terms and Conditions?

RoyB
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@Anonymous User 


LMGTFY:-

 

https://www.nowtv.com/terms

 

CHANGES TO THE SERVICE AND CONTENT
The content will change regularly – that means on any given day, week or month, fresh and exciting movies, entertainment, channels etc. may become available (and other movies, entertainment shows, channels etc. will stop being available).

We may vary, replace or withdraw any service, feature or functionality or channel or content provided as part of a service at any time. We provide the services on an ongoing basis and we cannot foresee what may change in the future. This means we may {make} changes other than those set out in these Terms of Use.

It won't be practical for us to notify you in advance of all content changes and instead you should keep checking the NOW TV website for details of what's available.

 

(I put {make} in, as I think that is what was intended)

To keep viewing the Community in the previous chronological sequence, under ‘My Settings/Preferences/Preference Options, choose ‘Display’ and select Linear, then choose ‘Linear Layout’ and select Oldest First, and finally press Save. Many thanks to redchiz1 for this
Also please note that I am just a customer like you, and my advice may well be worth no more than exactly what you paid for it.
Anonymous User
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Is this stated in the Terms and Conditions? 

Anonymous User
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Thanks, I wondered where it had gone too. Good tip about the Continue Watching route.

Anonymous User
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Is there any way to get an indication from NowTV as to when Season 2 will reappear? 

RoyB
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@Anonymous User 

 

It will be when Sky choose to, and are able, to sign up for its reappearance.

 

But Sky are famously close-mouthed about such things, and, reading between the lines, I don’t think that NowTV will know when much in advance of us being told.

To keep viewing the Community in the previous chronological sequence, under ‘My Settings/Preferences/Preference Options, choose ‘Display’ and select Linear, then choose ‘Linear Layout’ and select Oldest First, and finally press Save. Many thanks to redchiz1 for this
Also please note that I am just a customer like you, and my advice may well be worth no more than exactly what you paid for it.
Anonymous User
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Sky has lost box set rights for Season 2. It's on Amazon Prime and iTunes. 20 quid for the season

 I guess it might eventually be free somewhere.

RoyB
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@Anonymous User 

 

I might take slight issue with ‘lost’ which we generally reserve for when a content provider pulls all their content more or less without warning, like abc did last year.

 

Better perhaps to say ‘expired’, to reflect that first-run programmes have a planned availability timeslot, and that timeslot has run out.

 

Comes to exactly the same thing for the viewer, though 😥

To keep viewing the Community in the previous chronological sequence, under ‘My Settings/Preferences/Preference Options, choose ‘Display’ and select Linear, then choose ‘Linear Layout’ and select Oldest First, and finally press Save. Many thanks to redchiz1 for this
Also please note that I am just a customer like you, and my advice may well be worth no more than exactly what you paid for it.