Create Network s/b Ineligible for Commercial Skip

#1

Hello,

Create is an American Public Television (APT) digital
subchannel network licensed to PBS.

Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) carries four digital subchannels:
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Some programmes are broadcast on three of the PBS channels, e.g.,
Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Television. However those recorded
from Create (WPT-3) channel are submitted for Commercial Skip.

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Thanks.

#2

Thanks for the heads-up @EF5F8021!

We would like to expand our network-based exclusions to other non-profit/non-commercial stations like these.

If anyone else has a non-PBS but still commercial-free station in their area please let us know about it.

#3

FYI: there are “religious” themed channels.
Personally I don’t have them selected in my tablo. They may have some adverts between show, but no interruptions.

#4

If commercial skip survives, and that’s a big ‘IF’, why not have a channel level commercial skip on/off switch at the tablo device level. That way the user makes the decision.

#5

but wasn’t it a big marketing point of the new tablo quad - with commercial skip IF we can get it to work right?

#6

How much progress has been made in the first 30 days of open beta?

It’s still pretty easy to predict which shows are going to cause a problem. I get a kick out of recording shows that were produced overseas without commercials. Only transitions between scenes. In the U.S., some of these have commercials jammed in. Currently only around 50% of the commercials get “removed”. And these may not be the longest ones.