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.
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.
TV show description guy is confused by how years, names work. pic.twitter.com/5D4ovfR9nB— Patrick Reddick (@pmreddick) January 21, 2015
My channel guide is very confused. pic.twitter.com/mNQNnylykf— Lisa Rowe (@txvoodoo) January 21, 2015
Uh, why is @TWC telling me Bush is delivering the 2004 State of the Union? Thanks for the scare, guys. #SOTU pic.twitter.com/kfw3FQGhXD
— CharlieSep04 (@CharlieSep04) January 21, 2015
Comcast guide guy, YOU HAD ONE JOB! #SOTU2015 #SOTU pic.twitter.com/AldAsIa5Qn
— Goberry (@optionleft) January 21, 2015
@cspan #fail. Ummm? 2004 George Bush State of the Union Address? No not really.... pic.twitter.com/EJELftKDDI
— Janine Branch (@janine_branch) January 21, 2015
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.