Any service provider like Cogeco usually just passes through the signal coming from the "broadcaster" (unless it's a simsubbed programme, which I'm assuming this is not). If this is a case of MSNBC changing around their programming, then your beef is with MSNBC, unless there's something weird going on.
You should check the programming listings on MSNBC's site, or other guides? I suggest you contact MSNBC.
Edit: Sometimes this could be a "rights issue" where a certain programme doesn't have rights into Canada and then another programme would be substituted.
Thanks, 57. Just to let you know, I'm a retired career broadcaster (radio), so I've got a bit of a head start on this.
This doesn't appear to be a rights issue. The Cogeco program guide does not match these recent changes on MSNBC.
When a "replay" hour from MSNBC International is substituted for the normal American feed, there is an audible 'aux' mark (beep) that triggers it.
The beep may have a different name, "aux" is what we called it in radio. The "aux" marks were placed at the end of a file (song, spot, jingle) and they fired the next unit. Usually, you don't hear any beeps on MSNBC as they change anchors at the top of each hour.
It's almost like "something weird" is "going on." Somebody, the net or our local Bdu, has done a bad job of setting up their
automation, so they don't need anybody in the room.
The CRTC okayed MSNBC's American feed for Canada, so what's happening is a bit of a surprise, an unwelcome one.
Earlier today, I sent a note to Contact:NBC. Volume of traffic considered, we don't expect a reply.