[sbe-eas] Wrong people
sbe-eas at fetrow.org
sbe-eas at fetrow.org
Thu Nov 10 02:18:44 EST 2011
Right, but you --- PEOPLE (and I am being polite) -- in the cable TV
industry are dealing with the tests in your own way.
Cable TV has been screwing counties and towns for a very long time.
YOU COULD deal with each channel, but you don't.
You deal with them in batch. You make the boxes tune into the EAS
channel YOU choose.
Well, this doesn't work on several levels. One is the cable
subscribers who won't buy the boxes. The other is people like me who
DO buy a box or two, but keep other TVs connected.
I soon won't be a cable TV subscriber. I hate you jerks.
On Nov 9, 2011, at 12:35 PM, sbe-eas-request at sbe.org wrote:
> Message: 2
> Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2011 15:37:44 +0000
> From: "Tice, Steve" <Steve_Tice at cable.comcast.com>
> Subject: Re: [sbe-eas] Wrong people
> Adrienne, we in the cable end of the business have probably been
> working harder and longer than most to ensure that the EAN test goes
> off without a hitch. Unfortunately, our systems are a bit more
> complicated than most of the broadcasters. Correct me if I am
> wrong, but once the signal leaves your broadcast antenna, your job
> is done. With cable, the job isn't done until the signal leaves the
> set top box, and with the myriad different set tops out there (at
> least 4 generations worth, and 5 or 6 manufacturers) there are many
> signal paths and protocols that need to be tested to ensure all of
> our subscribers see the alerts. One of our biggest problems has
> been that not all paths and protocols can be tested and vetted at
> the same time, so we have had to interrupt our subscribers services
> multiple times over multiple days. Complicating that was the fact
> that we had upgraded much of our equipment to handle CAP, so some of
> the ENDECs we have now had never been tested beyond a qui
> ck RWT.
> I cannot speak for my peers in other subscription services, but I
> have been monitoring this list religiously in digest form, and I
> appreciate all the comments you and others have posted. It gives me
> a glimpse of the other side and the frustrations you all are dealing
> with, many of them shared by me and my colleagues.
> And yes, Thank God for AM radio,
> Steve :-)
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