Posted 28 June 2011 - 02:33 PM
The other day, I wrote you all to let you know that BBC America chops parts of their programs off in America to make time for commercials. So we only see the edited version on BBC America. I discovered this when I watched part of Outcasts on BBC America and then watched the show again downloaded on my Apple TV. When you download programs, as you know, there are no commercials, thus no chopping out parts of the program. I wrote BBC about this. I would rather watch the unchopped version in HD through my Apple TV, where BBC Programs in HD only cost $1.00 to watch, then watch the program with cuts in it. So when we finally get BBC America in HD, unless we download the programs, we will be watching chopped up programs.
Here is what BBC said in their answer to me;
Thank you for taking the time to contact us. Unfortunately, as you may
or may not know, due to differences between the British and American
television industries as well as scheduling issues, BBC America is
frequently faced with the onerous task of re-editing and formatting
programs before they air, in order to fit American programming clocks.
However, please rest assured that every effort is taken to preserve as
much of the original UK show as possible, given these inescapable
Additionally, please know that BBC America takes the opinions of viewers
such as yourself very seriously and that we will forward your remarks on
to the appropriate department(s).
We thank you again for your comments.