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#319211 - 15th May 2009 6:25pm What's The Point In Schedules?
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Does anyone else agree with me that broadcasters should be fined for not running to schedule? Especially the BBC, and indeed any of the main PSB's?

I mean whats the point in having a schedule, if you can't stick to it? And what is it with these broadcasters, especially the BBC (who are non-advertising remember), they know full well their schedule is running late for whatever reason, but still "have" to bombard you with adverts for their upcoming programmes (im not talking about commercial advderts), instead of miss them out and try and catch up with the schedules?

I reguarly notice ITV and BBC running upto 6 minutes late, its not so bad during prime-time, maybe a couple of minutes late, but at other times of the day it is plain rediculous. I recorded something off ITV at 6am the other day, and the channel didnt even come out of Nightscreen until about 6 minutes late, I mean if they can't even start on time, how the hell can they expect to run on time throughout the day?

I use a 1 minute guard on my TUTV+ so it records 1 minute early at the beginning of a programme and 1 minute longer at the end of a programme (i wont use Freeview+ atm, so choose to use the 14 day TUTV EPG instead), and most of the time it works fine, but sometimes the programme will overrun this guard time by 3 minutes or more.

Freeview+ is the future, but they need to get this right first, the AR feature of it, isnt anywhere near up the standard of Sky+ because Freeview+ relies on the broadcaster for the AR signalling, most of which can't be bothered; it seems as though broadcasters believe anyone using a PVR should have and pay for Sky+ if they want AR 100% of the time?

I just don't see the point in schedules if they can't stick to them; and the biggest annoyance is when it is plainly obvious they are running late (like BBC Three were last night thanks to the Eurovision Song Contest overruning by 5 minutes), but they still insist on arsing about wasting time bombarding you with adverts for programmes instead of just getting the next programme on air and trying to get back to schedule.

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#319218 - 15th May 2009 7:00pm Re: What's The Point In Schedules? [Re: MattLFC]
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Too right! You pay for the service you should expect it to be accurate!
If it were one of their employees constantly turning up `late` they would sack them right?
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#319219 - 15th May 2009 7:03pm Re: What's The Point In Schedules? [Re: _Ste_]
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Chiiillllll out!
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#319222 - 15th May 2009 7:04pm Re: What's The Point In Schedules? [Re: _Ste_]
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Originally Posted By: _Ste_
Too right! You pay for the service you should expect it to be accurate!
If it were one of their employees constantly turning up `late` they would sack them right?


Lol, depends whether the employee's name is Jonathan Ross or not grin

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#319224 - 15th May 2009 7:07pm Re: What's The Point In Schedules? [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Chiiillllll out!


No way, the guys right, its a friggin RIPOFF paying for a tv licence but thats neither here nor there, when your actually paying for a service you expect it to be what you pay for yerrr!

Now go get me a beer out the fridge laugh
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#319235 - 15th May 2009 8:00pm Re: What's The Point In Schedules? [Re: _Ste_]
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Lool ! Haha. I can see why you annoyed like! And get your own friggin beer!!
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#319236 - 15th May 2009 8:03pm Re: What's The Point In Schedules? [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Lool ! Haha. I can see why you annoyed like! And get your own friggin beer!!


laugh I aint annoyed confused

Loooooool i don`t even watch tv laugh

Already got ma own beer too wink
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