For me the big question with having the over-12am daypart to work
without creating 2 cuts is the question of what happens if you are
dayparting a cut to specific days of the week, and how that would change
the current operation of the software.
Let's say that I have Cut A, and I want it to only be able to play on
the Monday night - Tuesday morning from 11 pm to 5 am daypart, and then
Thursday night / Friday morning 11 pm to 5 am daypart. The rest of the
week I do not want it to play at all.
With the current setup, I create 4 identical cuts, one is dayparted to
Monday 11 pm to 11:59.59 pm, another Tuesday 12:00 am to 5:00 am, the
third Thursday 11:00 pm to 11:59.59 pm, and the 4th to be Friday 12:00
am to 5:00 am. This makes perfect sense to me, accurately defines when
I want and don't want the cut to play.
However If the overnight at midnight is assumed to be recognized, then I
would need to create 2 cuts from 11 pm to 5 am daypart, and the Mondays
If the logic is changed what happens then if it happens ends up getting
scheduled on Monday morning at 3 am? Under the current setup it would
see Monday and 3 am, that would be okay, and it would not play since
Monday is 11 pm to 11:59.
Under the idea of spanning over midnight it might see "Monday" selected
and "11 pm to 5 am", and still allow that cut to play at Monday at 3 am
(where the meaning behind this daypart really is supposed to span the
midnight of Monday to Tuesday)
I don't mean to be critical of the idea, but I could see changing the
logic at this point has the potential to break some of the dayparting
and rules that people might already be running with.
> On Sat, 2016-10-15 at 10:23 -0400, Chuck wrote:
> > Nevertheless, I still agree with Cowboy that 22:00 to 06:00 should
> > be a workable single dayparting entry since we are faced with the
> > FCC's separation of the day into the 2 divisions. It will be a lot of
> > work to copy cuts and daypart each separately, instead of just setting
> > one time period for non-safe-harbor hours (which crosses Midnight)
> > with a single entry for a single cut cart.
> well, if we are voting, I vote NO, as 12 to 6 am crosses days, vs using
> the simple 24 hour day clock... The computer can probably do it just
> fine, but if an operator inadvertently scheduled a day-part of 10 to
> 6....you might have some explaining to do...
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