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Topic: Mountain time zone - air times wrong

I have my correct time zone selected (Mountain), but my calendar reflects shows that start at 7pm as 6pm, 8pm start times as 7pm, etc.
We are delayed from EST/CST by 1hr so our start time on the clock matches when it starts for the central time zone.

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Re: Mountain time zone - air times wrong

Does this happen to all shows or specific ones?

Also, can you please point to one specific show that this happens to so I can investigate further?

Cheers!

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Here is an example of a time zone issue:
https://next-episode.net/dwight-in-shining-armor

Next Episode shows 8:30 pm --- actually begins streaming at 5:30 my time (Pacific).  I just verified my time zone setting here.

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Ok so, you can stream it earlier than it airs on the actual channel?

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Re: Mountain time zone - air times wrong

santah wrote:

Ok so, you can stream it earlier than it airs on the actual channel?

Here is what it looks like to me today (28 March)

Notice that this screenshot shows both the 1 hour discrepancy (in the 2nd broadcast that was noted by Jmac21) -- and the actually steaming time (1st streaming I noted)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/4rzj5lgitjtc4 … 2.jpg?dl=0

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gregnegy wrote:
santah wrote:

Ok so, you can stream it earlier than it airs on the actual channel?

Here is what it looks like to me today (28 March)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/4rzj5lgitjtc4ce/a-%202.jpg

That isn't a screenshot from next-episode.net though, is it?

7 (edited by gregnegy 2021-03-28 21:00:04)

Re: Mountain time zone - air times wrong

lighton wrote:
gregnegy wrote:
santah wrote:

Ok so, you can stream it earlier than it airs on the actual channel?

Here is what it looks like to me today (28 March)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/4rzj5lgitjtc4ce/a-%202.jpg

That isn't a screenshot from next-episode.net though, is it?


No, that is a screenshot of the broadcaster/streaming source in Utah (with me signed in as a west coast user).

Here is a screenshot of Next Episodes display moments ago (showing 8:30pm).
https://www.dropbox.com/s/eqy5266zyrvjns4/a-.jpg?dl=0

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Re: Mountain time zone - air times wrong

Weird... I mostly only care about air dates (days), not hours, so I rarely paid close attention. Maybe santah has more input?

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lighton wrote:

Maybe santah has more input?

Yes I do.

Here is a quick and relevant snippet on the topic from wikipedia:

With four time zones in the contiguous United States, American broadcast television networks generally broadcast at least two separate feeds to their owned-and-operated stations and affiliates, as do cable/satellite channels: the "eastern feed" that is aired simultaneously in the Eastern and Central Time Zones, and the "western feed" that is tape-delayed three hours for those in the Pacific Time Zone. This ensures that a program, for example, that airs at 8:00 p.m. ET on the East Coast is also shown locally at 8:00 p.m. PT on the West Coast.

Networks may also broadcast a third feed specifically for the Mountain Time Zone, on which programs are usually broadcast on a one-hour delay from the Eastern Time Zone. Otherwise, some stations in the Mountain Time Zone use the western feed, while others get a mix of both the Eastern and Pacific feeds.

In a few words - it's hard to adjust for Mountain Time Zone because it's not consistent - there is 1 hour offset for some channels (and shows) and not for others and there is no way for us to know which is what.

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Ah! smile

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@ Santah
Pretty good explanation for the major networks.

  I guess the broadcast from an independent mountain time source (non-major network) is just going to be a bit confusing.  I can deal with that.