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Old December 6th 16, 07:18 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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Both BBC One and BBC Two were running two minutes late at 10 pm last
night. How could this happen?
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Old December 7th 16, 01:12 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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On 06/12/2016 19:18, Scott wrote:
Both BBC One and BBC Two were running two minutes late at 10 pm last
night. How could this happen?

Maybe they talk to each other.

Bill
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Old December 7th 16, 08:48 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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Old December 7th 16, 09:19 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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On Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:18:11 +0000, Scott wrote:

Both BBC One and BBC Two were running two minutes late at 10 pm last
night. How could this happen?


I thought that it was unusual for BBC2 still to be recording at just after
22:01h. Trouble with this is it can bork another recording.
The Com. channels are fond of 65 min. slots, with 8 min. of dross at the
end, or running a min. or so out at either or both ends.
Risk of getting 3 min. of ads. and the next recording being dumped. I always
try to be present at complex changes, so late or daytime progs. sometimes
fail.
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Old December 7th 16, 02:21 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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On Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 7:18:14 PM UTC, Scott wrote:
Both BBC One and BBC Two were running two minutes late at 10 pm last
night. How could this happen?


BBC2 always used to run two minutes late. I thought the digital world had made them mend their ways.

Jonathan
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Old December 8th 16, 08:03 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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Martin wrote:

Most nights BBC One's The One Show runs minutes early.


There is a clear and deliberate difference between published
schedule and actual working timings.

I raised the matter on a visit to the BBC studio locally, where I
was actually able to sit in a control room and hear the network
give the countdown down the line, for The One Show, in compliance
with the printed running sheet in front of me, at 18:58. No
explanation was forthcoming.

My belief is that starting early is a ploy intended to grab
audience at a programme junction by starting ahead of the other
channels.

A bit like the way magazines keep moving the issue date earlier,
so I'm now reading PC Pro's February edition.

As live viewing/ listening declines, it becomes increasingly
pointless.

IIRC when such differences were brought up with the BBC, they
claimed that "to make it easier for viewers" they always worked
in units of 5 minutes for the published timings.

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Old December 8th 16, 10:44 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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On Thu, 08 Dec 2016 08:03:21 +0000, Chris J Dixon
wrote:

There is a clear and deliberate difference between published
schedule and actual working timings.


IIRC when such differences were brought up with the BBC, they
claimed that "to make it easier for viewers" they always worked
in units of 5 minutes for the published timings.


That was to shorten the maximum length of Videoplus codes by one
digit. Irrelevant now with EPGs which presumably work to the minute.

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Old December 8th 16, 04:18 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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Both BBC One and BBC Two were running two minutes late at 10 pm last
night. How could this happen?


It's normal for BBC2 to run 2-3 minutes late at 10pm. I reckon that it does
that 6 weekdays each week

A right PITA if I'm recording two programs from 9-10 and one from 10-11
getting the PVR to stop the BBC1 recording at 10 and not the BBC2 recording.

tim





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Old December 8th 16, 04:20 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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"Chris J Dixon" wrote in message
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Martin wrote:

Most nights BBC One's The One Show runs minutes early.


There is a clear and deliberate difference between published
schedule and actual working timings.


which might be fine when people could only watch one program at a time and
switched over when the credits rolled.

but bloody isn't when they set up a PVR to record 2 or more and that doesn't
end the recording until the final credit has died

tim



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Old December 9th 16, 08:12 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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On Thu, 8 Dec 2016 16:20:58 -0000, "tim..."
wrote:

Most nights BBC One's The One Show runs minutes early.


There is a clear and deliberate difference between published
schedule and actual working timings.


which might be fine when people could only watch one program at a time and
switched over when the credits rolled.

but bloody isn't when they set up a PVR to record 2 or more and that doesn't
end the recording until the final credit has died


Bonkers isn't it? It's as if the broadcasters haven't yet realised
that home recording of one sort of another has been available for
about forty years. Millions by now have grown to adulthood never
having known a time when it wasn't possible to record a TV programme
and watch it whenever they like, so the idea of watching TV to a
schedule must seem rather strange to them. Then there's internet
streaming, which effectively doesn't have a schedule at all. I wonder
how many generations it will take for broadcasting practices to adjust
to 21st century life?

Rod.
 




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