[mythtv-users] So: how *could* CBS solve the sports delay problem?

Eric Sharkey eric at lisaneric.org
Wed Nov 2 15:06:47 UTC 2011

On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 10:05 AM, Jay Ashworth <jra at baylink.com> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Ryan Patterson" <ryan.goat at gmail.com>
>> All networks these days broadcast one digital HD channel and one or
>> more digital SD channels. Usually the secondary digital SD channel
>> shows the weather or some crappy movie, etc. When a sporting even
>> overruns its allocated time slot, it should be moved to a secondary
>> digital SD channel. Normal programming can continue on the primary HD
>> channel. They would just have to ensure to keep the secondary channel
>> schedule free in case they need to use it for this. In fact mark that
>> time as "NFL game overrun" so people can schedule it to be recorded.
> As did the other person suggesting this, you've overlooked the fact that
> 90+% of viewers get their TV by cable or satellite, and those outlets *don't
> carry the transport stream* (TTBOMK), they break it down, and send along
> (usually recompressed harder) the baseband program streams for which they're
> contracted to the station.

I've had both Verizon Fios and Comcast Cable here in New Jersey, and
we get most of the secondary channels, too, so I don't think that
would be a problem.


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