Re: [Fwd: Time Codes]

>Could you please help me with a question?
>We are a Religious network based in the U.S. and recently launched in
>Europe (via PanAmSat1). We are trying to be intelligent about the way we
>put our programming grids together.
>I've noticed you use UTC time, UK time, and CEST time.
>1. I have been told that during daylight savings time in Europe both CET
>and CEST (Central European Summer Time) are used indifferently. Is CEST
>the most common sigla used during the months when daylight savings time
>is on?
>2. Is UTC an unchangeable reference time so that when the U.K. (GMT)
>goes into daylight savings time, it is ahead of UTC one hour, and when
>no savings time, it coincides with UTC? In other words, UTC never
>I'm a little confused.

>Thanks again.
>Cristina Borges

1. Just use CET.
2. Much better to list everything in UTC. UTC never changes. At this time
GMT is one hour ahead and CET two hours. In winter-time GMT is the same as
UTC and CET is one hour ahead.
Even cofusing for a lot of European´s.
Christian Mass (Dr.Dish)
Editor of TELE-satellite magazine (http://www.TELE-satellit.com)
Producer of drdish@tv, Europe´s first satellite info-channel

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