Sunday, May 13, 2007

Why the People at Global BC Television are Buttheads Part Two

I never used to watch Survivor, but the boys got me hooked. So tonight we're watching the big finale, which is a CBS show but, according to the rules set by the CRTC, since Global also has the show, they're allowed to simulcast it. Which means that once again we're at the mercy of people who apparently don't know or don't care what they're doing.

You know where this is going. Just before the vote to establish the final three, and only a minute or so after the last commercial, they cut to commercial again. And then they stayed in commercial for several long minutes. When we came back, it was to see the last three walking back from tribal council and talking about the big surprise that had been pulled.

I know it's only a TV show, but this is nonsense. It drives me nuts already that we are prisoners of this CRTC rule, and worse, prisoners of a company that doesn't give a damn about their viewers. And since nobody returned my call of complaint over the Heroes debacle, I would guess that not giving a damn is standard.

Contact info for Global BC is here. CRTC is here. I'll contact both, but I anticipate nothing from either.

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While we were watching and it cut out to give us breaking news that we'd heard hours earlier -- yup, Global BC -- I turned to Colin and said, "Bet Derryl's throwing something at the TV right now." We switched over to the CBS feed out of Spokane and stayed there for the rest of the show.

I think you can use the same links I gave you last time to watch Survivor online.
How frustrating! I hope you get through to a human.
It must be your local Global station; we watched that episode and missed nothing.
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