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Topic # 105008 25-Jun-2012 11:46
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Hi All,

Have tried to find info on what coverage TVNZ / Freeview has on the olympics.  Is freeview running a second special channel, or are we limited to whatever channel 1 has?

Cheers!

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  Reply # 645798 25-Jun-2012 11:52
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TVNZ do not have the Olympics this year, Sky have the rights.

Pretty sure Prime is doing 23 hours per day of Olypics coverage.

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  Reply # 645805 25-Jun-2012 12:09
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  Reply # 646090 25-Jun-2012 20:43
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Plse note that a lot can happen since the media printed the rights to 2012 olympics back in 2007! So that link might not be the best one to go by.



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  Reply # 646091 25-Jun-2012 20:45
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Hmm, good point, but with the event starting in just a few days one would expect some more into by now.

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  Reply # 646100 25-Jun-2012 21:05
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I've been suprised how little hype/info/advertising there has been about the Olympics, but then again I don't have Sky.

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  Reply # 646183 26-Jun-2012 09:00
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CutCutCut: I've been suprised how little hype/info/advertising there has been about the Olympics, but then again I don't have Sky.


Been plenty on Prime advertizing Sky's 6+ channels..




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  Reply # 646198 26-Jun-2012 09:09
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True, you'd think Sky would have been leveraging this more than they have.

Can't see Prime moving to HD any time soon, given it's usually a teaser of what's on the 'real' Sky service.

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  Reply # 646207 26-Jun-2012 09:39
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Prime is HD for the games (only on MySky HDi/MySky HD+).

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  Reply # 646213 26-Jun-2012 09:56
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The Prime TV website makes no mention whatsoever of the Olympics. I don't even know when the games start, let alone what coverage Prime will be showing. Bah.
Hopefully there will be at least some highlights packages on an HD [freeview] channel.


Cheers,
Joseph

Edit. Realized I am browsing on iPad, so there is possibly some Flash content regarding Olympics that I can't see :)

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  Reply # 646231 26-Jun-2012 10:18
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jofizz: The Prime TV website makes no mention whatsoever of the Olympics. I don't even know when the games start, let alone what coverage Prime will be showing. Bah.
Hopefully there will be at least some highlights packages on an HD [freeview] channel.


Cheers,
Joseph

Edit. Realized I am browsing on iPad, so there is possibly some Flash content regarding Olympics that I can't see :)


I couldn't see anything on Prime website either regarding the Olympics or Primes coverage.

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  Reply # 646235 26-Jun-2012 10:21
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No, you are right. I looked yesterday, no mention of the Olympics.

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  Reply # 646301 26-Jun-2012 11:40
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cyril7: Hmm, good point, but with the event starting in just a few days one would expect some more into by now.

Cyril


We've got another month to go before the Olympics start. 27 July ;-)




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  Reply # 646338 26-Jun-2012 12:12
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CutCutCut:
jofizz: The Prime TV website makes no mention whatsoever of the Olympics. I don't even know when the games start, let alone what coverage Prime will be showing. Bah.
Hopefully there will be at least some highlights packages on an HD [freeview] channel.


Cheers,
Joseph

Edit. Realized I am browsing on iPad, so there is possibly some Flash content regarding Olympics that I can't see :)


I couldn't see anything on Prime website either regarding the Olympics or Primes coverage.


Not even on the 'Sport' tab on the website.

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  Reply # 649643 2-Jul-2012 16:15
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From SKY/Prime:

Thank you for your email.

We will have coverage of the London Olympics on Prime TV. Prime?s extensive coverage will include a mix of live events, medal ceremonies and must-see highlights as well as The Crowd Goes Wild?s own unique view of the Olympics from Andrew Mulligan and James McOnie in London. However, we are in process of uploading the schedules on our websites and we advise you to keep checking our Prime Website www.primetv.co.nz and the EPG (electronic programming guide) for updates.

Please feel free to contact SKY Television Customer Services on 0800 759 759 for further information, alternatively please respond via return email and we will endeavour to reply within 24 hours.

With kind regards,

SKY Online Support Team

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  Reply # 649647 2-Jul-2012 16:32
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trig42: Prime is HD for the games (only on MySky HDi/MySky HD+).


I suppose that unlike the other free to air channels that are in HD, Sky will wring every dollar out of the public as they can, by insisting on the $10.00 HD ticket.  Lord help us, how did NZ TV ever sink this low?




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