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Why is Live PD delayed? It doesn’t make sense to delay a show that is suppose to be LIVE. Watching live and following along on Twitter is part of the experience. I switched from DirecTV not long ago and this is one of the many things that really disappoints me. On DirecTV, Live PD is actually LIVE. What’s the deal? Any chance Cox will get their act straight and start showing LIVE shows live?
Becky, by delayed I mean it is not LIVE. On DirecTV it starts at 6pm on A&E, it IS truly LIVE. The whole concept of the show is to watch it as it actually happens, LIVE. It is in the title of the show I don’t understand why Cox would wait 3 Hours to start the broadcast of a show intended to be watched LIVE, as it happens. Why can DirecTV do it and Cox cannot or is that Cox will not do it?
You cannot interact with the show and other viewers on social media such as Twitter if you are watching 3 hours after it happened. And 3 hours after they have all watched it LIVE.
“LIVE PD”. Not “3 Hours later PD”
Becky just another point is that I live in Arizona so there is a time difference. East coast is live at 9pm and it would be live in Arizona at 6pm as it was shown on DirecTV at 6PM.
Live PD is not "actually" or "truly" live. A&E could not live-broadcast a dead body, someone exposing them self, using an x-word, an undercover agent or a child's face. It's live footage from the field but transmitted to the A&E studio and recorded, edited and delayed from a few minutes to several hours.
For example, Dan Abrams said, "Let's go live to Calvert County..." where the footage was late afternoon; however, as I was watching it "live" on TV, it was dark in Maryland. I don't recall watching any nighttime footage from Salinas, CA
If you were watching on DirecTV in Arizona, you were watching an east-coast feed. It's similar to the east coast watching an NFL game at 1 PM and you at 10 AM. Since switching to Cox, you're now watching a 3-hour delayed west-coast feed from the A&E studio to your west-coast headend of Cox. A&E wants us to watch Live PD during our respective broadcast primetimes. What we watch live during our primetime is nowhere within your primetime.