My daughter was born two months early in the winter of 2004, and while there were many effects of her premature birth that made life as a new mom difficult, the most isolating were the middle of the night feedings. Because of complications, feeding Emma took as long as an hour per feeding. During the night, I turned to the television to stay awake and alert, but the options were limited, even with satellite. By the time my second child arrived, my husband and I had decided to subscribe to DVR so that I could program and record shows during the day to watch later at night. Being able to watch shows essentially on demand was incredible, but the days of the DVR being controlled by mom are long gone. Now the memory is filled with Nick Jr., PBS, and the Disney Channel.
What’s a mom to do?
This is where Fancast comes in, especially for the technologically savvy mom. Fancast arrived in January of 2008, and has grown to include more than 10,000 hours of online video programming. There are currently more than 60,000 videos available, including over 13,000 full-length shows, and more are being added daily.
Fancast is an online video site that is not network affiliated. Instead, it aggregates tv content from more than 100 sources. It’s important to note, though, that Fancast has more TV extras than any other site including: movies, pictorials, blogs, listings, live chats and Q&A’s with stars, and much more. For example, if you go there right now you can get the scoop on casting changes on Melrose Place, grab the latest gossip on the latest Twilight Saga movie, and watch this week’s episode of Glee.
Why does this matter to a mom like me? Because with 37 episodes of Max and Ruby taking up space on the DVR (and no…I can’t let them go…), this gives me another option for watching the shows that I have missed. Limited and relatively unobtrusive commercial breaks keep the service free, which is a good thing for every family, not just those of us with no time to watch live television. Now that’s what I call “resourceful.”
To learn more and check out this service, check out Fancast.com.
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