Sunday, April 24, 2011

To those on Rogers Cable: how to watch the election results early

On election night in 2008, I switched my channel on Rogers Cable to one of the Newfoundland stations before Rogers had a chance to black-out the signal.  When the election coverage started in Newfoundland, the TV image became multiple freeze-frames with crappy audio.  However, I was able to get a visual of what was happening in Newfoundland & Labrador and the Maritimes.  At 15 minutes before the polls closed in Ontario, I changed the channel, and changed back to the Newfoundland station.  The Rogers Cable block had worked.

If you are on Rogers Cable, turn to a Newfoundland or Atlantic Canada station first before the election night coverage starts.  The video and audio will freeze.  However, the freeze-frames will change every few seconds.  You may see the results if you are lucky.  Just do not change the channel, or that station will be blacked-out if you do return to it.

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