Re: [LEAPSECS] new beginning

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk_at_HAVEN.FREEBSD.DK>
Date: Fri, 05 Aug 2005 08:23:20 +0200

In message <Pine.GSO.4.58.0508050711300.28917_at_cass18>, Peter Bunclark writes:
>On Thu, 4 Aug 2005, Steve Allen wrote:

>> program start and stop time to within a minute. Thursday night
>> viewers are well aware that CBS always runs CSI right up to, or
>> sometimes past 22:00 while NBC starts ER as much as two minutes before
>> 22:00.
>But that's not bad timekeeping, it is an example of a marketing strategy
>which requires both CBS and NBC to have accurate clocks, [...]

TV advertising is some of the most expensive seconds you'll find
around and you can rest assured that there is nothing sloppy about
them or the accounting of them: they are accounted for in subframes.

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Received on Thu Aug 04 2005 - 23:23:32 PDT

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