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Anonymous User
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Episodes cut short - Sky Comedy

Has anyone else noticed that episodes are cut short on Sky Comedy? 

Noticeably The Office (USA) and Parks and Recreation, all of the episodes on Now TV are around 20 minutes long, but originally and on other streaming services (Amazon/Netflix) they are around 22 mins long.

 

I have also noticed they are slightly sped up (you have to concentrate to notice the higher pitch of speaking) and can only presume some scenes are cut out. 

Is there a reason for this? 

Any help appreciated 

 

Thanks

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Saint1976
Elite 3

@Anonymous User it's to do with the frame rate of the supplied video and how it's converted for the UK TV systems. The link is worth a read.

 

https://medium.com/@Jamiesgt/how-us-tv-is-broadcast-in-the-uk-75849920806a

Anonymous User
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That was very interesting and helpful, thanks @Saint1976