[time-nuts] New Years Eve TV countdown
David J Taylor
david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk
Thu Jan 1 02:23:19 EST 2015
The local ABC network affiliate WJLA in Washington DC was approximately 4
seconds behind WWV in their on-screen countdown clock for New Year's eve.
local NBC affiliate's clock was about 8 seconds late when I checked them at
two minutes before midnight. Happy New Year!
Dan Schultz N8FGV
I think you just illustrated the delays in digital TV transmission. When
watching events from abroad (e.g. F1 races) where precise timing is
available, I typically see a delay of 7-8-9-10 seconds, depending on the
location. That is likely a delay to the studio, and then delay through Sky
satellite TV. The BBC here no longer shows a clock, perhaps partially for
At least there was no leap -second to confuse things!
Happy New Year!
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