Tonight’s grand finale finale of New Zealand’s Got Talent was going to be a sponsor fueled celebration of product placement so rather than watch the show live, I started a bit later so I could fast forward through the ads. It was a great idea until the end.
In Australia, the TV networks are pretty ruthless when it comes to programming and are renown for extending episodes and having them run over time to entice viewers to stick with the channel rather than flip over to watch something else somewhere else. However, this has a side affect for anyone using a PVR to record the show and watch later.
PVR’s tend to record programs based on their schedules as per the EPG data. When a show goes over, even with a bit of extended time, sometimes these extra minutes get cut off, as was the case tonight. The announcement that Renee won made it but I never got to the part where she had the chance to respond to winning. Continue reading »