Why isn't a shows channel listed on its page?

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Any good reason?
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sajiky

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MAthePA

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Peter, Champion

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It should be listed under distributors in the company data, but it is not very prominent and is also absent from the IMDb app.
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sajiky

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Thanks for the response. I went ahead and checked there to see.

You might be, and probably are right, but I'll never know. Clicking on company data takes you to a page with a little bit of information. But to go any further and see any more information you have to pay and I'm not paying.

Doesn't seem like the kind of thing that should be behind a paywall they should just have at the top of the page the channel the show is on. Really seems like the kind of information that should just be right there visible. And putting it behind a paywall seems pointless.
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sajiky

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I don't use the app by the way. Installing an app for every website I visit is not something I'm prepared to do. I did try it once though and found it quite lacking. I don't remember why, but I do remember removing it with a sense of disdain.

It probably seems like I hold imdb in little regard based on these posts. But I actually quite like the site. I use it probably as much or more than any I can think of. It's a great example of a useful gathering of information, as well as an example of a more positive aspect of the web.
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Hello Sajiky,

    Of you go to the IMDb page for the TV Show you are interested in and then scroll down to the section called 'Company Credits' you can click on the 'see more' link to go to the page that lists the distributors etc. This page is not behind a paywall. For example, this is the page for the Netflix show, Grace and Frankie, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3609352/companycredits?ref_=tt_dt_co 

I hope this is of help,
Chris.
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Also see these user suggestions:

Improve the placement of distributor information
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topi...

Adding channel that TV shows aired on
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topi...