Sky+ Programs Running Late

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  1. Drewnet

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    I`ve just recorded a program via Sky+ and noticed that the channel was running about 5 mins late.
    I decided not to risk losing the end of the programme and also recorded it via my vcr.
    As I suspected about 5 mins before the end, the box stopped recording and I felt a sigh of relief that I had used my vcr.

    I would have thought that the box would have been updated so that it would record untill the end (one of the reasons for paying an extra £10 a month) but I guess this is upto the channel involved. :( Any Thoughts?
     
  2. Starburst

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    It is the responsibility of the channel to update the EPG in real time to allow for over running programs.

    Unlike TIVO who have a staff who's responsibilty is to compile and update TV listings (hence the £10 sub) SKY just take the cash and expect individual channels to do the updating themselves.
    What channel was it btw, ITV1?
     
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    Yes, It was.

    No trouble so far with the others.
     
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    The cynic in me would suggest ITV1 allows it's programs to over run to spoil the start times of rival channels:)
     

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