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I logged into CR this morning and noticed DBS on the main page. the whole series is there. just a query when did we brits get it on CR? late last night? I know the US has had it since I think the universe 6 arc but I've had to go elsewhere to watch it until now. at least it's another reason to keep premium I guess
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omlettespammer wrote:

I logged into CR this morning and noticed DBS on the main page. the whole series is there. just a query when did we brits get it on CR? late last night? I know the US has had it since I think the universe 6 arc but I've had to go elsewhere to watch it until now. at least it's another reason to keep premium I guess

Can you actually view the episodes or are you just seeing the series on the main page?

If the former, given that I've seen on expansion announcement, you could be benefiting for an IP geolocation error. Go to the contact page, scroll down to the grey text at the bottom and check what is listed for "Detected Country:". If it doesn't list the UK, it is quite likely your ability to view DBS will be only temporary.

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i can see the episodes I checked the first one, I'll check the contact page now

EDIT: just checked, UK in grey text. seems we're able to see all subs of DBS, all current ones have no crown either, so they are all available to free members too
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I can see them as well, is it a mistake on CR part?
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In PL Dragon Ball Super is also. I am so happy one more anime to watch.
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Posted 5/22/17 , edited 5/22/17

omlettespammer wrote:

EDIT: just checked, UK in grey text. seems we're able to see all subs of DBS, all current ones have no crown either, so they are all available to free members too

I checked the <media:restriction relationship="allow" type="country"> tag listing the countries permitted to view, and here are the two letter ISO tags shown:


ai ag aw bs bb bz bm bq ca ky cr cu cw dm do sv gd gp gt ht hn jm mq mx an ni pa pr kn lc vc tt tc us vg vi ar bo br cl co ec fk gf gy py pe sr uy ve cx cc ax al by ba bg hr cz dk ee fo fi gi gr gg hu is ie im je lv li lt mk md nl no pl pt ro rs sk si es sj se ua gb as au gu nz nf mp um za hm

Given that the originally announced territories didn't include anything on the eastern side of the Atlantic other than South Africa, there definitely appears to be a region expansion.

It is quite strange there is no announcement of this, since this would be A Big Deal to many people. It is also quite unlikely CR did this by accident, since that type of thing can cause serious issues with the licensor.


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TheAncientOne wrote: It is quite strange there is no announcement of this, since this would be A Big Deal to many people. It is also quite unlikely CR did this by accident, since that type of thing can cause serious issues with the licensor.

Whenever there is something that I'd expect an announcement for in a site licensing western media, I suspect an approvals hold-up. It's easy to have a list of things that need approval when the contract is drawn up, and then when some approval is required, it ends up sitting in a "to do" queue of somebody that has more urgent things to attend to.
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agila61 wrote:

Whenever there is something that I'd expect an announcement for in a site licensing western media, I suspect an approvals hold-up. It's easy to have a list of things that need approval when the contract is drawn up, and then when some approval is required, it ends up sitting in a "to do" queue of somebody that has more urgent things to attend to.

I can understand things like AoA announcing a title will be at CR (and other sites), but CR not being able to announce it until later, but this is a case where the action itself has already happened. It would be rather like CR getting a new title, already posting the video(s), but not yet being permitted to announce they had it.

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TheAncientOne wrote:


agila61 wrote:

Whenever there is something that I'd expect an announcement for in a site licensing western media, I suspect an approvals hold-up. It's easy to have a list of things that need approval when the contract is drawn up, and then when some approval is required, it ends up sitting in a "to do" queue of somebody that has more urgent things to attend to.

I can understand things like AoA announcing a title will be at CR (and other sites), but CR not being able to announce it until later, but this is a case where the action itself has already happened. It would be rather like CR getting a new title, already posting the video(s), but not yet being permitted to announce they had it.

It's possible that every once in a great while, that happens. But Crunchyroll would be well advised not to "blame the licensor" in those cases, so we'd be unlikely to every get a direct confirmation that it happened.

But it's a bigger risk with working out deal with a catalog title, since with a new release, there will be someone who is tasked with seeing to it that approvals get done in time for simulcast premiers.
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Posted 5/27/17 , edited 5/30/17

agila61 wrote:
Whenever there is something that I'd expect an announcement for in a site licensing western media, I suspect an approvals hold-up. It's easy to have a list of things that need approval when the contract is drawn up, and then when some approval is required, it ends up sitting in a "to do" queue of somebody that has more urgent things to attend to.


It wouldn't entirely surprise me.

I get the very definite impression that official announcements have to get licensor approval. Even to confirm public knowledge.

I'm sure I've seen examples in the past (Japanese or otherwise) where even after news broke unofficially, people have stated that they've finally been given official permission to announce early.

Something merely being true and publicly verifiable doesn't override the need for press releases getting an official signoff. And even if it was something allowable inside that restriction, I can't see CR wanting their first official statement on something so sought after to be "Yes it's true, more news to come". If they want to make a proper statement about it, I'm sure they'll want to milk it for all it's worth.
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