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Hi all,

Just watching some of the pregame show on FOX (OTA from Buffalo), and when slipping over to CTV (OTA from Toronto), I noticed that the FOX broadcast is delayed by about 5-10 seconds. Does anyone know why this is? Perhaps the FOX folks are more sensitive about censorship in case of vulgarity or any unexpected's (eg. wardrobe malfunctions)? Curious if anyone knows why this difference..

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I think it has more to do with the broadcast and processing of the signals as it passes through the various feeds. I just switched back and forth and here the difference is no more than a second delay between both channels.
 

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it could be they don't want another Janet Jackson Halftime Glitch
 

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NB Josh are you with a satellite/cable provider? Perhaps it's because your FOX is simulcast w/ CTV. Here I'm on an antenna so I pick up the FOX versiion directly from Buffalo (with the US ads:)) and so maybe your channels being in sync is because both versions are through the same provider? I'm guessing the NB part of your nick means you're in New Brunswick and therefore not picking up Rochester with an antenna..
 

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Generally speaking, local channels from the US appear delayed up here because of the immense amount of uplink and downlink changes it must go thru before you get it.

For Example:

CTV gets feed from FOX, thru Toronto, then to your local CTV and OTA or to a BDU.

US: from Fox, thru to local station, processed, potentially broadcast OTA/patched to a Satellite uplink, sent my satellite to the head end of your BDU, then sent to you, and potentially, if you are recording on a DVR that can add a second or so as well.

Thats why you see a delay
 
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