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Fox News commercials running long
Posted 10 May 2009 - 09:49 PM
Posted 10 May 2009 - 10:49 PM
Anyone notice that sometimes on Fox News shows that when returning from commercials the show is already in progress and some content has been missed? This has happened several times recently on different shows.
I can think of two reasons why that might be happening. First, the commercial inserters at DirecTV's broadcast center may bee off time just a bit. The other reason could be a change in the break structure on FNC's side that DirecTV hasn't compensated for yet.
DIRECTV employee April 2004-November 2012.
The above comments are my own because I don't know if anyone would care about my opinions anymore.
Posted 11 May 2009 - 03:27 AM
Posted 11 May 2009 - 07:09 AM
.......... There are none so blind as those who can not see it in HD.
.......... Directv customer since January 2000.
Posted 11 May 2009 - 10:01 AM
Posted 11 May 2009 - 12:03 PM
I've been seeing this almost daily during Glenn Beck's first commercial break. It used to be 5 presses of the 30-slip, but now it runs an extra 4 or 5 presses and the second segment has already begun. A lot of times the ads are for PPV.
The 11:00 PM Pacific feed is clean. DirecTV hits the network cue and does not overrun the first thirty seconds of Beck's B block.
Several years ago when I subscribed to Dish, the same thing was happening on O'Reilly. After several weeks, I got annoyed enough to email Michael Schwimmer, the VP of Programming at the time, explaining the problem and asking him to forward my message to the proper person. Within an hour, I got an email back from him that simply said "fixed". It was.
Since DirecTV seems to go to great lengths to insulate upper management from customers, I have no idea who to email or I would do it this time as well.
Jean Chrétien, Prime Minister of Canada, 1993 - 2003.
Posted 11 May 2009 - 02:33 PM
DirecTV customer since 2003
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Posted 11 May 2009 - 03:27 PM
Posted 11 May 2009 - 03:57 PM
I actually altered the D* commercial programming in an attempt to stop people from watching Faux news!! I jest, I joke, I kid, don't hurt me!! I also watch FNC every once in a while through my cable company and I have never had any issues. One would think that the networks and the providers would have something setup for any change in commercial timeslots, weird.
I beleive we have a confession!