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  Reply # 1481625 30-Jan-2016 09:14
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Got this email from SKY this morning.....looks like Prime is in HD on SKY only which is quiet dissapointing
Does anyone know is Prime will be in 5.1 too?


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Prime switch to HD - MY SKY impact

We’re always working to improve your viewing experience, so from 13 February you’ll be able to enjoy your favourite Prime shows in HD quality.*

To allow us to bring HD to Prime, we need to make some technical changes on 1 February which will impact your scheduled MY SKY recordings for Prime.

What this means for MY SKY customers

As a consequence of the upgrade to HD all your scheduled MY SKY recordings and series linked programmes for the Prime channel only will be broken on 1 February.
To ensure you don’t miss any of your favourite programmes there is some action you need to take as follows:

From 1 February, but not before you’ll need to cancel and rebook scheduled Prime programmes future booked or series linked in your planner
Note: you do not need to delete previous Prime recordings from your MY SKY planner as these will still be available

We apologise for any inconvenience caused from this change and hope you enjoy Prime in HD.

For more information on the change please go to www.sky.co.nz

*Prime in HD will only be available for SKY customers with the new SKY Box, MY SKY HDi or MY SKY+, along with an HD-ready television. Prime in HD comes at no extra cost to your monthly subscription and no HD ticket is required. Prime in HD will not be available to Freeview customers, SKY customers with silver MY SKY1 boxes, or Vodafone customers with the T-box.



Information contained in this email message is intended only for use of the individual or entity named above. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient or employee or agent responsible to deliver it to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please immediately notify the sender by email and destroy the original message.

If you need assistance please contact customer services here as this email is sent by an automated system not a real life member of the SKY team.

Sent to you by SKY Network Television Limited 10 Panorama Road Mt Wellington, Auckland, 1060, New Zealand.





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  Reply # 1482723 1-Feb-2016 12:25
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wilt64:
*Prime in HD will only be available for SKY customers with the new SKY Box, MY SKY HDi or MY SKY+, along with an HD-ready television. Prime in HD comes at no extra cost to your monthly subscription and no HD ticket is required. Prime in HD will not be available to Freeview customers, SKY customers with silver MY SKY1 boxes, or Vodafone customers with the T-box.

 

It shows what a scam Sky treat HD as.  If you want HD for channels that are already broadcasting in HD you have to pay extra.  But for a free to air channel which is only currently available in HD on Sky it's free.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1482730 1-Feb-2016 12:43
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The studio shots and graphics on NewsHub looked good at Midday (Didn't see PH this morning).  Thought this might happen today with the format change.  Must have meant some big changes in the News studio.   Nothing in HD on their story's yet though, hope that changes soon.

 

As others have said, with MW producing Prime News, hopefully that is in HD from the 19th too.


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  Reply # 1482738 1-Feb-2016 12:43
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Oh, and what channel was the Prime HD testing on?


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  Reply # 1482739 1-Feb-2016 12:47
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richms:

 

What discussions do they really need with the broadcast partners? Surely its just a case of how much and here you go?

 

 

It's not that simple, for example on Freeview, changes to channels or any new channels will need to go through the Stakeholders which is TVNZ, Radio NZ, Mediaworks and Maori TV they need to sign things off individually which takes a long time as well as Korida having to deal with the actual switch from a SD Prime to an HD prime and letting people / viewers know that series links will be removed and a retune may need to happen on older DTT products (Mostly Channel PR and Freeview promotion)

 

Sommet Sports was an example with the Satellite rollout, the space was the issue but the Stakeholders needed to approve the move on tho DTH

 

 





 

 

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  Reply # 1482741 1-Feb-2016 12:51
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pjamieson:

 

The studio shots and graphics on NewsHub looked good at Midday (Didn't see PH this morning).  Thought this might happen today with the format change.  Must have meant some big changes in the News studio.   Nothing in HD on their story's yet though, hope that changes soon.

 

As others have said, with MW producing Prime News, hopefully that is in HD from the 19th too.

 

 

Watched PH, yes the studio was in HD however some elements On screen graphics, such as the bottom right section with the Paul Henry graphic was not in HD, the same applies to the Newshub at Midday, the logo on the bottom right is not in HD.

 

Reports and external content as you say in SD, you can notice the difference now! But looks great.

 

 





 

 

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  Reply # 1482744 1-Feb-2016 12:56
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It's not that simple, for example on Freeview, changes to channels or any new channels will need to go through the Stakeholders which is TVNZ, Radio NZ, Mediaworks and Maori TV they need to sign things off individually which takes a long time as well as Korida having to deal with the actual switch from a SD Prime to an HD prime and letting people / viewers know that series links will be removed and a retune may need to happen on older DTT products (Mostly Channel PR and Freeview promotion)

 

Sommet Sports was an example with the Satellite rollout, the space was the issue but the Stakeholders needed to approve the move on tho DTH

 

 

If freeview means that all those other people can interfere with their business then perhaps it isnt such a good thing? Since they are paying kordia for the space on that mux, surely TVNZ and mediaworks should have zero involvement or influence on this?





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  Reply # 1482780 1-Feb-2016 13:20
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Not being rolled out to Vodafone TV customers? Why not?





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  Reply # 1482786 1-Feb-2016 13:26
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Not being rolled out to Vodafone TV customers? Why not?

 

 

 

 

Will be today.





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  Reply # 1482789 1-Feb-2016 13:30
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Not being rolled out to Vodafone TV customers? Why not?

 

 

From what I recall Vodafone has the right but not the obligation to take Sky's channels in the lineup.  Perhaps Vodafone have elected not to take Prime in HD?  Maybe a question to direct to Vodafone.


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  Reply # 1482794 1-Feb-2016 13:39
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PH and Newshub is looks great in HD......TVNZ miss the boat once again!!

 

Who was the first to go Nicam stereo, Wide screen, 5.1 and HD???

 

Also some of the SD channels look disgusting with low bitrate which in some cases looks worse than the old Analogue TV system...Prime being a good example of this. Can't believe it has taken this long for them to take this step to HD....  






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  Reply # 1482798 1-Feb-2016 13:46
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pjamieson:

 

Nothing in HD on their story's yet though, hope that changes soon.

 

 

News gathering camera upgrade will apparently take 7 to 8 months, then news will be ingested in HD.





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wilt64:

 

Who was the first to go Nicam stereo, Wide screen, 5.1 and HD???

 

 

 

 

Prime on Freeview HD still doesn't have 5.1 or HD capabilities.

 

TVNZ got there well before them.


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  Reply # 1482806 1-Feb-2016 13:57
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Who was the first to go Nicam stereo, Wide screen, 5.1 and HD???

 

 

I believe TV3 were the first to go Nicam Stereo when TV3 started.  TVNZ some time later the same year I believe.


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  Reply # 1482810 1-Feb-2016 14:03
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wilt64:

 

Who was the first to go Nicam stereo, Wide screen, 5.1 and HD???

 

 

I believe TV3 were the first to go Nicam Stereo when TV3 started.  TVNZ some time later the same year I believe.

 

 

 

 

You are correct TV3 was the first to go Nicam, widescreen 5.1 and HD, that is what I was meaning.

 

A bit surprised Four is not in HD as yet....

 

Prime has really missed the mark and have left it way to long to go HD, should have happened 5 years ago!!

 

Wonder if they will be in 5.1 too?






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