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Topic # 138748 15-Jan-2014 15:10
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Sky are advertising 4 dedicated channels for Sochi, can we assume these will be available in HD?




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  Reply # 967662 15-Jan-2014 16:42
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Assume all you want.




 

 

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  Reply # 967941 16-Jan-2014 09:10
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Two extra HD channels and the same channels in SD for non MySky punters.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 968400 16-Jan-2014 17:52
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Really!? where are you getting your info? That seems a bit odd because to the average user that would seem like just 2 special channels but they are advertising 4. 4 dedicated HD channels seems reasonable considering they had 8 HD channels for the summer Olympics.




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  Reply # 968405 16-Jan-2014 18:09
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Where will they get this precious bandwidth from suddenly?? Thought that they had none hence the likes of NatGeo . History etc are still in crappy SD..




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  Reply # 968409 16-Jan-2014 18:19
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Same place they got the bandwidth to stand up the 8! HD channels for the London 2012 summer Olympics. According to the "Discovery going HD" thread:

Djshadow:I think what they have a whole transponder of Sky Box Office channels so when things like the olympics come around they dump those channels and upgrade it to HD just for that period.




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  Reply # 968427 16-Jan-2014 19:13
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On the ad you can see sky sport 3, 4, 5, & 6. So they will just use the normal 3 & 4 channels plus two additional. You would think it will be in hd as they currently have ss5 there in hd for the tennis. But this is sky we're talking about...

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  Reply # 968836 17-Jan-2014 12:38
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  So they will just use the normal 3 & 4 channels plus two additional...


Correct.  Bandwidth form new more efficent HD encoders for that stream.

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