[time-nuts] New Years Eve TV countdown
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Thu Jan 1 15:22:52 EST 2015
That delay might be intentional in case someone says something that has to
be bleeped out.
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> From: time-nuts [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On Behalf
> Of David J Taylor
> Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 23:23
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> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] New Years Eve TV countdown
> 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
> that reason.
> At least there was no leap -second to confuse things!
> Happy New Year!
> David GM8ARV
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