How do I remove BBC America from my tracker?

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I've had a problem with BBC America in the past showing shows on the tracker even tho they have already aired on BBC. I have raised this problem a few times before but got no real solution to the problem except for the answer of this is the way things are.

I would like to know if there is a way I could just block BBC America from my tracker and then I would not see show on my tracker that have aired months prior to them repeating/airing on BBC America.

The reason I am raising this issue again is because it shows Doctor Who airing on BBC and BBC America. It also show the airing of Class on BBC America, when I first saw this I thought, nice one season 2 is out. I soon realised that is was BBC America and this was season 1's pilot. The show originally aired in October 2016 so you can understand my frustration of seeing a show in my tracker and finding out it was just a repeat. You don't see this with any other show on any other network, just shows that air on BBC and later on BBC America.

For this reason I would just like to block BBC America as you have stated in the past you are not willing to change your format and address the problem.

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Gareth Cooper

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Posted 2 years ago

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Hey Gareth!
I just want to say I'm sorry for all the confusion surrounding this topic, and I understand how frustrating it can be when you're trying to keep track of your shows and there's no way to hide duplicate airings. As you've noticed over the years, shows that debut internationally have always been tricky for us, and although we've made some updates to the site to allow us to more accurately list these types of shows, these updates often come with new complications (like duplicate listings, for example) that are more difficult to customize than they seem! 
Since we're a US-based site, we *always* display listings for when shows air in the states. If a show is from another country, however, and therefore debuts in a different country first, we will always list its 'home' network/airing in addition, because we wouldn't want to totally miss out on a show that hasn't yet come to the states. That's why you'll often see duplicates for British shows that air on BBC, but not for 'reverse' shows that debut in the US and then later air in other countries.
Although there is a rhyme and reason for treating these types of shows the way we do now, we realize that it's not ideal, and we're totally open to your feedback. Again, there's not really an easy fix, but we hope. The ability to 'block' or 'hide' specific networks is certainly a potential solution that we can look into, but unfortunately I don't have a realistic time estimate for when something like this will be implemented quite yet! Thanks for bearing with us.