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  Reply # 1479766 27-Jan-2016 12:19
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3 News produce Prime News.

 

 

Wonder what changes will happen with the move to the new newshub thing. I cant say I have watched "news" on "TV" for a very very long time.





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  Reply # 1479770 27-Jan-2016 12:22
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Jaxson:

 

Apsattv:

 

Prime HD is testing on SKY and they have a new logo

 

 

 

 

It's the On Sky bit that concerns me.

 

 

 

Sky provide Prime to satisfy their non monopoly of kiwi public interest sports events.  They're under no obligation to make that HD in the freeview world, as evident by the SD res since startup.

 

They do show major shows from time to time, such as Top Gear when it was still around, and it would be great to see those in Full HD, 1080i like the others.

 

 

 

Kinda ridiculous given TV1 showed the Olympics in 720p and dolby surround sound way back when in 2008.

 

 

 

Hopefully a step in the right direction about to take place...

 

 

 

 

Why?  Isnt up to the individual broadcaster to decide what quality they want to broadcast in?  It'd be great to see OneNews in HD - should it be incumbent on them to do so?  No obligation for them to do so. Kinda ridiculous dont you think?  Its 2016 not 2008 - so why not the most watched program on that channel be in HD?

 

Should all Freeview channels be required to broadcast in HD?  Who bears the cost - Kordia or the individual channels?

 

Should FreeviewSat be in HD?  

 

Its a bold call to say that Sky has Prime to " satisfy their non monopoly of kiwi public interest sports events".  There is no anti-siphoning in this country.  Have a read of the ComCom report on the Sky-Prime acquisition and show me where it said that.  Read the MCH report into antisiphioning and show where its in the national interest for a FTA to carry sport.  Its not.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1479771 27-Jan-2016 12:24
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I think there is for some of the things they carry. There certainly was a requirement with the olympics to have some FTA of it.





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  Reply # 1480147 27-Jan-2016 18:41
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  Reply # 1480148 27-Jan-2016 18:43
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Now if they would only look at sorting out the bastard framerate problems at the same time.





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  Reply # 1480272 27-Jan-2016 21:59
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Prime News and 3 News both source a lot of their international (especially UK news) from Sky News UK, even since before TV3 took over. Hence why quite a few stories end up being on both.


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  Reply # 1480416 28-Jan-2016 08:36
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Prime News and 3 News both source a lot of their international (especially UK news) from Sky News UK, even since before TV3 took over. Hence why quite a few stories end up being on both.

 

 

The local news is the same as well..





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  Reply # 1480443 28-Jan-2016 09:13
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Prime News and 3News appear similar/the same because Prime news is produced for Sky by MediaWorks (TV3)

 

http://www.3news.co.nz/nznews/mediaworks-to-produce-prime-news-2015012315 (Jan 2015)

 

"MediaWorks is to take over production of Sky TV’s Prime News bulletin.

 

From March Prime News – First at 5.30 will be produced by the MediaWorks news division at their Auckland Flower Street Studios, where 3 News is also produced.

 

MediaWorks journalists and producers will contribute to Prime's evening bulletin."


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  Reply # 1480673 28-Jan-2016 14:13
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Prime News and 3News appear similar/the same because Prime news is produced for Sky by MediaWorks (TV3)

 

http://www.3news.co.nz/nznews/mediaworks-to-produce-prime-news-2015012315 (Jan 2015)

 

"MediaWorks is to take over production of Sky TV’s Prime News bulletin.

 

From March Prime News – First at 5.30 will be produced by the MediaWorks news division at their Auckland Flower Street Studios, where 3 News is also produced.

 

MediaWorks journalists and producers will contribute to Prime's evening bulletin."

 

 

 

 

Off Topic guys,





 

 

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  Reply # 1480830 28-Jan-2016 18:31
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I haven't actually seen Prime News for a long time. Prime has always struck me as a cheap and nasty channel, the poor image quality probably the main cause. If it weren't for Game of Thrones being a huge global hit (and also on SoHo), I would never have watched it by dint of it being on Prime.

 

Hopefully the HD will help them out a bit :P


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  Reply # 1480835 28-Jan-2016 18:44
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Jaxson:

 

Apsattv:

 

Prime HD is testing on SKY and they have a new logo

 

 

 

 

It's the On Sky bit that concerns me.

 

 

 

Sky provide Prime to satisfy their non monopoly of kiwi public interest sports events.  They're under no obligation to make that HD in the freeview world, as evident by the SD res since startup.

 

They do show major shows from time to time, such as Top Gear when it was still around, and it would be great to see those in Full HD, 1080i like the others.

 

 

 

Kinda ridiculous given TV1 showed the Olympics in 720p and dolby surround sound way back when in 2008.

 

 

 

Hopefully a step in the right direction about to take place...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes it is madness. The rugby world cup was the same, last year on freeview / prime it was in SD, but in 2011 it was in full HD when it was on freeview. It seems to take them a long time to get things done. Took them a very long time to get the EPG onto the tivo. I wonder if the 2019 world cup will be in 4K? 

 

They also broadcast Silent Witness, which is two years behind, and in blurry SD. Yet people could  watch the latest episodes through the BBC iplayer without ads in HD as soon as they come out.


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  Reply # 1481414 29-Jan-2016 18:36
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Just had Email from Sky. 13 Feb is the go date for Prime in HD.

Also says series links will need to be done again.

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  Reply # 1481418 29-Jan-2016 18:41
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Yet the link in the Email says to delete all series links and future recordings after 1st Feb, and rebook them, confusing.

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  Reply # 1481538 29-Jan-2016 22:11
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 From the Sky Site as below. I guess this means they'll purposely delay getting Prime HD onto Freeview, as another way to try and keep people on Sky. 

 

So glad we dumped Sky last week after being a very long term subscriber. Finally convinced wife after finding everything she needed on Roku UK channels.

 

 

 

PRIME HD

 

 

 

We are keen to get HD rolled out to as many people as possible, as soon as possible.

 

With great new content launching in February and the Rio Olympics only a few months away, we made the decision to offer PRIME in HD to SKY customers now while we continue discussions with our broadcast providers as to when we can look to upgrade on other platforms.

 

 


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  Reply # 1481539 29-Jan-2016 22:14
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What discussions do they really need with the broadcast partners? Surely its just a case of how much and here you go?





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