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I notice this mostly on Discovery Inc. channels. At commercial breaks, a few frames of a commercial flash & then a loop of the same PSAs starts. It appears that either Dish or Discovery are blocking commercials from their network feed, and some times inserting a promo for some discovery channel program. Is Dish network black mailing advertisers? to pay again to have there commercials viewable on Dish? or Discovery likewise? Any body know what is going on?
 
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I notice this mostly on Discovery Inc. channels. At commercial breaks, a few frames of a commercial flash & then a loop of the same PSAs starts. It appears that either Dish or Discovery are blocking commercials from their network feed, and some times inserting a promo for some discovery channel program. Is Dish network black mailing advertisers? to pay again to have there commercials viewable on Dish? or Discovery likewise? Any body know what is going on?
My guess is it's one of two things (and neither as nefarious as "black mail")...

1) Discovery gets shows from a 3rd party. They pay that 3rd party. As part of that deal, Discovery is allowed to run their own commercials (hence the PSA for other Discovery channel program) at certain times, covering up the 3rd party's commercial.
2) Dish's agreement with Discovery allows Dish to cover up some commercials. While this is possible, it seems unlikely since, according to you, the covering spots are for Discovery shows. If Dish was doing the covering, I'd expect Dish commercials.
 
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PSA's aren't Discovery promos, they're Public Service Announcements and I know exactly what the OP is alluding to. There is a repetitious loop of PSA's for Spark (Autism), Vaping, Welcome Immigrants, and others that pop up every break. I have long suspected that Discovery may be having a problem attracting advertisers hence the overeliance on PSA's as fillers.
 
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I notice this mostly on Discovery Inc. channels. At commercial breaks, a few frames of a commercial flash & then a loop of the same PSAs starts. It appears that either Dish or Discovery are blocking commercials from their network feed, and some times inserting a promo for some discovery channel program. Is Dish network black mailing advertisers? to pay again to have there commercials viewable on Dish? or Discovery likewise? Any body know what is going on?
Same thing happens on Sling
 
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I have noticed that if you hit recall and then recall again you will see the actually broadcast commercial. I think the video corruption at the beginning of the inserted commercial is caused by a local (on the hard drive of the hopper) insertion of the PSA and its not happening on a key frame of the video hence the corruption. I wish I knew where they were stored so I could delete them of the drive,
 
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I've had the same experience as hbroadwell describes. If I hit the backspace key and/or the forward space buttons then I see the original commercial instead of the annoying PSAs! It seems the PSAs are being inserted into the transport stream locally on the Hopper hard drive just as hbroadwell also suspects. I, too, wish I could find them and delete them as they are very repetitive and low quality too.
I have this happening on multiple channels on Dish as I rarely watch the Discovery channel. History channel, FNC, CNN, Sundance, and IFC are also affected (infected!) by the PSAs.
If anyone figures out a way to avoid seeing them please let us know!
 
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My guess is it's one of two things (and neither as nefarious as "black mail")...

1) Discovery gets shows from a 3rd party. They pay that 3rd party. As part of that deal, Discovery is allowed to run their own commercials (hence the PSA for other Discovery channel program) at certain times, covering up the 3rd party's commercial.
2) Dish's agreement with Discovery allows Dish to cover up some commercials. While this is possible, it seems unlikely since, according to you, the covering spots are for Discovery shows. If Dish was doing the covering, I'd expect Dish commercials.
Some times its a Discovery show & lately commercials for Disney Land/World etc.
 
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I've had the same experience as hbroadwell describes. If I hit the backspace key and/or the forward space buttons then I see the original commercial instead of the annoying PSAs! It seems the PSAs are being inserted into the transport stream locally on the Hopper hard drive just as hbroadwell also suspects. I, too, wish I could find them and delete them as they are very repetitive and low quality too.
I have this happening on multiple channels on Dish as I rarely watch the Discovery channel. History channel, FNC, CNN, Sundance, and IFC are also affected (infected!) by the PSAs.
If anyone figures out a way to avoid seeing them please let us know!
Does your 30 second skip work?
 

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