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Commercial break in progress??

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Commercial break in progress??

When I am watching live TV, I usually see the commercials during a commercial break, but sometimes I just get a screen that says "Commercial break in progress.  Programming will return shortly."  Why does that happen?  I'd rather see the commercials than 2 - 3 minutes of stupid dead air.

Silver Problem Solver

Re: Commercial break in progress??

That is a point where there is supposed to be a local commercial inserted. It seems as if the XFinity stream service doesn't support that, or maybe is just not properly configured for that channel.

 

What channels (use names, not numbers) do you see that on? Most national networks will have generic national commercials, but most local stations or cable companies will do inserts over them at specified times.

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andyross, thanks for your reply!  I've been noticing this with the Fox News Channel.  It seems to happen in the very late night/very early morning hours, if that makes a difference.

New Poster

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The Commercial Break screen only happens on FOX here, <Edited>. If it continues, we will drop our contract with them. 

New Poster

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Except.....CNN is doing it too, on my Xfinity. Nice try tho... <Edited> Since my CNN commercials are being blocked, and Fox news is just fine, <Edited>

New Poster

Re: Commercial break in progress??

Isn't that an AT&T logo in the upper left? My guess is that if you don't have AT&T service, or if your package doesn't include local coverage, you get that screen. That's certainly true in our case.
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@nuchols wrote:
Isn't that an AT&T logo in the upper left? My guess is that if you don't have AT&T service, or if your package doesn't include local coverage, you get that screen. That's certainly true in our case.

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