RE: CBS is part owner of the CW
If that is the case-I would assume it is quite possible for the scenario you describe to occur. Who knows....
(Q: Have you contacted the offending parties? If so post back your findings...)
For me IIRC:
DTVPal Plus units I have get their time stamp signal from CBS. Other boxes I don't use much...
Stupid DTVPal Plus can be receiving 20 other stations, all with the correct time and "if" CBS is off it does not "look" at those other stations, it only looks at CBS. IF CBS is off (which happens often-Incorrect more than it is right) it throws the time, and the timmers off by whatever incorrect time CBS is boradcasting.
Have contacted my CBS station several times. While they are usually quick to fix (adjust) the time, the engineer I talked with a while back blamed it on the server they are getting the time stamp info being "off.
(Gee how hard would it be to set-up the server to obtain the correct time? Top of the hour comes around and it is seldom the time is correct)
Regardless to Who, or what channel is broadcasting the incorrect time stamp and who owns what station. Dish/Echo or whoever programed /designed the DTVPal series should be boiled in oil for NOT programing the box to "average", or look at all stations across the board- and throw out the oddball time stamp. Without a way to manually set the time, as there is NO option within the DTVPal Plus's menus to set the time you are totally at the mercy of CBS.
Q: I read somewhere, a while back that the FCC regulations? state that the time stamp must be correct to within a very narrow range- Something like a second or so...
What is the process to report a station that is broadcasting a improper time stamp on a consistent basis to the FCC (or whoever)?
While I'd rather be nice- and deal with the station directly- Bringing in the FCC may be the only way to get them serious about fixing their time server /whatever device injects the time stamp into the data-stream.