On 2012-05-10 11:13, Zarthan South wrote: > On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 10:35 AM, Doug Lytle <firstname.lastname@example.org >
>>>> 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.
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