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ME TV Stuck

(9 posts)

  1. yahmit

    So I am watching Adam 12 and the same 10 second segment has repeated at least 20 times now. Talk about no one watching the shop!

    Posted on May 27, 2014 - 04:35 PM #
  2. Valerie ring

    It better be fixed before The Rockford Files... 8)

    Posted on May 27, 2014 - 05:16 PM #
  3. RadioBuggie

    That's some sort of automated GLITCH that happens at times...
    I forget what kind of automation they're using..

    Posted on May 27, 2014 - 05:21 PM #
  4. outsider

    I saw that too. I switched to an episode of Dragnet I had on the dvr.

    Posted on May 27, 2014 - 07:20 PM #
  5. jimbo

    Nobody is watching it. It is all fed into a delayer that automatically delays it for local time zones at each station broadcasting it, except those that use hubs, like most everyone in Portland where it comes from somewhere else. Nobody in Portland is paying attention to the air, particularly at night, except the local news.

    Posted on June 21, 2014 - 09:59 PM #
  6. RadioBuggie

    well when the cat's away,,,da mice 'well' play - (err)

    Posted on June 22, 2014 - 09:00 AM #
  7. CouvMan

    Reminds me of the KINKatron in the early 70s

    Posted on June 22, 2014 - 09:54 AM #
  8. RadioBuggie

    Yeah, but what ME-TV's > playin' < is anybody's guess -

    - unless their engineers still have Alzheimer's ....

    Posted on June 22, 2014 - 10:07 AM #
  9. jimbo

    ME-TV comes from Chicago from the same people that send out THIS-TV. ME-TV sends a box to each station carrying it that delays it to the appropriate time for their time zone from the east coast feed. They send cues which triggers local insertions based on a format. For 2-2, that equipment is now in Seattle where everything on KATU comes from except the local news and live programming. But it also goes to Seattle and they turn it around and send it back down here for Cable, OTA, satellite, etc.

    Yeah,so much for live and local. Unfortunately, that statement means nothing for most stations these days with centralization in hubs that have no interest in the localities where the programming ends up. At least, OPB's hub is in Portland and, as far as I know, KGW is still from Portland.

    Posted on June 22, 2014 - 10:43 PM #