[mythtv-users] Disable Mythical Bookmark
Hika van den Hoven
hikavdh at gmail.com
Fri Oct 21 13:36:29 UTC 2016
Friday, October 21, 2016, 2:28:37 PM, you wrote:
> On 21/10/16 06:47, Gary Buhrmaster wrote:
>> Some guide providers in some countries apparently do
>> a better job than others. It sounds like in Australia the
>> guide providers data is less than optimal. In my
>> experience the guide providers in the US tend to get
>> start/end times (mostly) right.
> It's not the fault of the guide data providers.
> Every single bit of guide data that exists, whether it
> be online, or the more traditional paper formats (newspapers,
> magazines etc) normally all agree on when a show will be shown.
> It's the broadcasters themselves who seem to only use the schedule
> as an idea of what is on.
> I've seen other practices they do, such as around prime time programming
> they stuff the advertising breaks with more ads than they should,
> resulting in a primetime programs taking 65 minutes, when it should take
> 60 minutes when the "right" number of ads are shown.
> Then the late night and small hours programs run with shorter ad breaks
> than normal, so by 6am they are approximately on time again.
> It's blatant commercialism combined with not giving a stuff
> about the viewer (provided they are watching the prime time ad breaks)
It can be that, but the worst around here are the Flemish Public
stations. 8 out of 10 times the run 10 to 15 minutes late by the end
of the evening. And they do adjust there schedule on their own JSON
service every morning with seconds precision. I don't know what it is
there, but it's a non commercial station???
I guess they are very bad at planning.
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