The State of TV Data Correctness Is Not Strong


Last week, we observed television metadata errors that others are making in regards to appropriate genres for television shows and movies. And on 2014's Election Day, we pointed out various issues with political programming that some data providers seem to be having.

Well, those flaws continued in a big way on January 20th, when President Barack Obama was making his annual State of the Union speech to the nation.

It appears as if some TV metadata suppliers are unaware as to the current year and who exactly is leading the United States, as they inaccurately listed President George W. Bush’s 2004 State of the Union on C-SPAN, which occurred over a decade ago. Whoops.

It's these sort of data inaccuracies that misinform viewers and cause mass confusion. And as we've noted, this isn't exactly a rare occurrence with some metadata providers. Tired of the turmoil? Click below to learn more about accurate, flexible television and entertainment metadata that isn't off by 11 years.

Author: Brian Cameron


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