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# 257123 16-Sep-2019 16:29
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Didn’t expect this. Just got an email from Sky:

"From 18 September 2019, TVNZ DUKE will be available in HD to all Sky customers. As a result, on the 18 September 2019, any future bookings, including “Series Linked” programmes, on TVNZ DUKE will need to be deleted and rebooked. This applies to bookings on TVNZ DUKE only."

Cool, will finally be able to record it in HD, or not have to swap to Freeview signal for live.

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  # 2318623 16-Sep-2019 16:34
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Is that in preparation for Spark Sport RWC fail-over?





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  # 2318626 16-Sep-2019 16:45
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HD...... lol

 
 
 
 


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  # 2318650 16-Sep-2019 17:43
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kiwifidget:

 

Is that in preparation for Spark Sport RWC fail-over?

 

I suspect so.


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  # 2319173 17-Sep-2019 13:48
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Saw it loading on a satellite scan on Monday, sad to say its NOT FTA so satellite Freeview users once again are out of luck

 

 


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  # 2319207 17-Sep-2019 14:33
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Any reason why Sky and Freeview can't split the cost and share HD versions of all the FTA channels?

 

Or is that just too sensible?


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  # 2319249 17-Sep-2019 15:26
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evilengineer:

 

Any reason why Sky and Freeview can't split the cost and share HD versions of all the FTA channels?

 

Or is that just too sensible?

 

 

You mean Sky and TVNZ.  Freeview is just an umbrella marketing organisation really.  Each broadcaster is responsible for its own feed and how it configures it. 

 

Small operators dont even buy capacity from Freeview - as Freeview doesnt have any access to satellites or towers, correct?


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  # 2319984 18-Sep-2019 20:20
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evilengineer:

 

Any reason why Sky and Freeview can't split the cost and share HD versions of all the FTA channels?

 

Or is that just too sensible?

 

 

It's up to the individual broadcaster to make those decisions, Not Freeview. 
Personally having HD on DVB-S FTA would be amazing! :-)

 

 





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  # 2320062 19-Sep-2019 07:16
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joshhill96:

 

It's up to the individual broadcaster to make those decisions, Not Freeview. 
Personally having HD on DVB-S FTA would be amazing! :-)

 

 

 

 

And there is the rub. If you do HD on an mpeg-2 DVB-S Freeview uplinked stream, which SD services do you kick off to make room? If you do it on a Sky stream, it's mpeg-4 DVB-S2 so what happens to the Freeview customers whose boxes wont do S2? As much as I'd like to see it there is likely no financial incentive to make it happen, just a lot of cost and work. 


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  # 2320102 19-Sep-2019 09:04
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Saw it loading on a satellite scan on Monday, sad to say its NOT FTA so satellite Freeview users once again are out of luck

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can someone please tell me what frequency it is on?


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  # 2320823 19-Sep-2019 23:26
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Can someone please tell me what frequency it is on?

 

 

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