Xbox Video: Why Does Xbox Live take so long to add new content?

I am really curious to know why it takes so long for new content like TV shows to be added to the Xbox Live Marketplace. For example, last Friday was the finale of Young Justice and now midnight Wednesday of the following week, the final episode is still not available for purchase. I got a season pass for shows like Archer & Cougar Town and it seems like TV show content is added at random; sometimes in two or three days, at other times almost a full week. So I wanted to know why it takes so long between broadcast of a show on a network to actual availability on Xbox Live. Thanks!

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 228 Applies to:

Hi there.

In the UK, and i guess it applys in other countries a lot of TV shows and movies need different licenses to be able to be hosting or used on other platforms.

Same reason the likes of Netflix does not have every new film or TV episode as they have to obtain the correct license to distribute it from the producers.

Im sure they will appear as soon as the licenses are granted.

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Can you give specific examples you're seeing this with?  I can then investigate it on a case by case basis.  We usually have the episodes on the service the day after they air.  There are technical issues that come up that can delay the publishing of content however.  

I'm checking on the episode of Young Justice you mentioned and it should be appearing today.

Microsoft Movies & TV Team

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I'm seeing the same with the Walking Dead. The new episode aired last night and should be available today if you bought the season's pass. All the other episodes were generally available the next day. If Xbox is different, that would be good to know as I will spend my money on Amazon instead.

Brian B.

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Hey there Willard43!

Sorry to hear about the missing episode! Shows are generally added when they are provided to us. Since this thread is older, please post a new thread with specific details of the issue in the future! :)

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