zarthan at gmail
May 10, 2012, 9:56 AM
Post #7 of 13
On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 11:43 AM, Rob Davis <rob [at] davis-family> wrote:
> On 2012-05-10 11:13, Zarthan South wrote:
>> On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 10:35 AM, Doug Lytle <support [at] drdos >
>> I wonder how they will detect the commercials.
>>> My guess would be, that since they know exactly when the commercial
>>> will air and the exact length, their DVR programming will be able to
>>> take that into account.
>> Also since this is delayed for several hours that it could easily be
>> done manually and the skiplist downloaded.
> I work for a TV Station, we don't even really know when the breaks will
> happen. We know the length of them but they fall +/- 10 mins from their
> scheduled time. A report is written afterwards to reconcile the logs for
> advertisers, but we are never able to promise specific time. Multiply that
> but the number of channels Dish have, then throw in a bunch of local
> channels, then throw in different types of breaks, (National / Local /
> Promo), its beyond worth it to flag a break. From Dishs point of view,
> they'll only care about what breaks they can put commercials in, not
> national breaks.
> It'll be done in a similar way to Myth.
> Since this only applies to primetime shows on ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox and it
isn't real time, the job isn't quite as large.