Re: [LEAPSECS] new beginning

From: Peter Bunclark <psb_at_AST.CAM.AC.UK>
Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2005 07:15:14 +0100 (BST)

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, which both adhere
to the same standard so that they can precisely target each others
programs. If you were privy to their (guide-real) algorithm, you could
set your TIVO to precisely capture one or the other program. And skip the

Received on Thu Aug 04 2005 - 23:15:34 PDT

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