Post Reply Approximate time on simulcast delays
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Posted 9/8/15
Hi,

I've noticed with the delays for GATE and God Eater this week an extra note explaining when the next episode will be broadcast. Today's God Eater one says:


Episode 4 of God Eater will be delayed until the afternoon. We thank you for your patience and understanding.


While I appreciate the notification of the delay, the time given is completely incomprehensible. Is that "the afternoon" in Japan, "the afternoon" in Europe or perhaps "the afternoon" in America?

Perhaps a better way of giving these messages would be to say;


Episode 4 of God Eater will be delayed until Tuesday afternoon (US time). We thank you for your patience and understanding.


There is still some degree of uncertainty but I can at least extrapolate a rough time period from the fact that US time zones are 5 to 11 hours behind my current time zone.
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Posted 9/8/15

MidoriNoTora wrote:

While I appreciate the notification of the delay, the time given is completely incomprehensible. Is that "the afternoon" in Japan, "the afternoon" in Europe or perhaps "the afternoon" in America?

CR itself is in San Francisco, so any statements of that type no doubt are relative to Pacific Time.

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Posted 9/8/15
Yes, I expect you are right, and I had guessed as much to begin with. However, the messages appear directly above the normal simulcast time, which is adjusted for your timezone. That implies to customers that the comment is also adjusted (though the more technically minded will probably work out the difficulty of adjusting a plain text message without an imbeded time stamp).

As a small rewording of the message will clarify the situation for customers in all countries, a great deal of benefit can be gained from a minimal amount of effort.
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Posted 9/12/15

Due to production issues, Gate episode 11 will be delayed until Saturday morning (UTC -08:00). We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.


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