[mythtv-users] Australian TV station show times...

Dean Harding dean.harding at dload.com.au
Thu Jan 10 09:40:22 UTC 2008

Steve Daniels wrote:
> I was thinking, and I couldn't keep this thought out of my mind. It's
> not that the companies are incapable of making a schedule and sticking
> to it, it's that they don't want to. The reason I think, is that they
> believe they will keep hold of the viewer by using these tactics.
> Imagine you've been watching your favourite programme of the evening
> on channel "A", and your second favourite programme is on channel "B"
> just after the one on A finishes. The network that run A probably have
> a the sense to see that the programme on B is quite popular and will
> pull viewers from their channel, so they make their program run 5-15
> minutes late. Then it isn't worth changing channels from A to B
> because you've already missed the start of the programme.

That's probably the thinking, but it kind of defeats the purpose when 
they all do it :-)


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