Originally Posted by RapScallion
Sorry Largo was a bit confused there, thought UTC was the acronym for western US time.... dunno what it would stand for though!
No worries, it stands for Universally Coordinated Time, its mostly used by the Military/Airline Industry, so no matter whereabouts in the world you are, you're working to the same time. I only know cos i'm a pilot and it can get mighty confusing working out flight times (especially when I used to fly out in NZ and we file all flight plans in UTC which was 12hrs behind NZ local time!) It would be a hell of a lot more confusing though if we worked off individual time zones!
So in theory they could release it at say 00:01 UTC which is 00:01 UTC in every part of the world, but it would never be the same local