While I was looking for something else I came across a Forbes article on time compression from 2002. The article deals with a lawsuit filed by a former employee who was fired after becoming a whistle blower when he complained about time compression used by CBS stations. According to the lawsuit the official policy was no but yes as long as you don't get caught. The article goes further that CBS owned stations were to buy the machines according to the station group President and that the networks themselves were using the technology. In 2000 KDKA got in hot water when they used time compression machines to squeeze more advertisements into an NFL game, which is in breach of the NFL contract. Advertisers were worried that the 30 seconds of ad time they bought were not on air for the full 30 seconds I'm curious how many stations still use this technology despite objections from syndicator sources, content providers and advertisers?