Join Date: May 2006
Location: Downtown, Vancouver, BC
Last Saturday I really got annoyed when the movie "The Mexican" (in WS), was shown without beginning.
I was getting ready to record it too, tuned into CBC-HD at 22.00 h, but instead of the scheduled movie, there was american football on. Waiting, I tuned on cable (analogue CBC) and there, there was movie shown from the start.
This is, by the way, the first time that I see CBC not simulcasting programming on cbc-tv and cbc-hd.
Once the american football game was finished (at about 22.30 h PT), CBUT-DT said "now joining regular programming" and then it was commercials - but zoomed in, and after it, the first segment of the movie was not DT feed but the zoomed-in (cropped) image from analogue CBC. It also looked like they used an analogue feed of cbc toronto or something like that, not of cbc vancouver.
The second movie segment was ok (true cbut-dt) and the picture quality of the movie was really good ('very-wide-screen').
I never noticed any promo clips for this movie on CBC in days prior to it's showing (last year tbs was very aggressively promoting it prior to the showing) and there is no info about if it's going to be rerun.
I really got very disappointed by this.
As for the CBC PDF schedule, I think it would look even better now if they would to eliminate those few repeating hours at the end of every day (time from 06.00 - 08.00 is shown twice for each day).
Also, on the new 'fall schedule', all new shows are marked with 'HD', while there is no "HD' for Rick Mercer Report. I wonder if that's a mistake or Rick is pushed back to SD.