[mythtv-users] Replacing Commercials with Private Commercials
beww at beww.org
Mon Apr 19 15:13:53 UTC 2010
On Monday 19 April 2010 08:43:12 am Jorge Fernandez wrote:
> Im looking for a way to replace regular commercials on tv with my own
> commercials. I have seen this down in bank and it shouldn't be to hard
> since MythTV already detects commercials. I have a client that has a TV in
> there waiting room and is usually stationed to CNN what the client wants
> to do is play commercial he would make to the people in the waiting room.
> Any Ideas.
There are potential legal issues. Technically if you show CNN or any other
program in public (I assume a "waiting room" is public) you are supposed to
show the network's commercials.
Actually any public showing requires a commercial agreement with your cable
company or satellite provider, but if the venue is private enough to escape
their notice you'd probably get away with it, assuming your client's customers
are not Time Warner executives.
There are "local availabilities", which is what the cable companies use to
insert their own material. The network "covers" those slots with material that
isn't guaranteed by them to air ("per inquiry" spots or promos), so you won't
have dead air. These are available for running your own material.
So if someone here has a suggestion on how to modify the commercial skip
feature to play a file, it could probably be done, legal matters aside. I'm
only pointing out the legal issues to make sure you're aware of them, what you
choose to do is your affair.
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