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Topic # 55571 6-Jan-2010 10:50
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Sky says that it will broadcast 12 hours a day on Prime and an additional 5 24 hour dedicated channels for the games. Does this mean Prime will go HD by October? Will we get any HD broadcast of the games? Will Sky need to use any of the capacity of the new satellite for this?

Quote from NZ Herald: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=10618644

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  Reply # 287403 6-Jan-2010 12:19
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i hope its in HD. Usain Bolt in HD would be awesome!

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  Reply # 287411 6-Jan-2010 12:38
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5 Dedicated channels, im glad SKy got it




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 287449 6-Jan-2010 14:19
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woow 5 new channels or will it just be sky sports 1 2 3 and add 2 more?




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  Reply # 287519 6-Jan-2010 18:13
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The Winter olympics is going to have 4



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  Reply # 287680 7-Jan-2010 09:07
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JarrodM: The Winter olympics is going to have 4


Does anyone have any details about these channels yet? It is a little over a month until the Winter Olympics start. Are we going to get HD coverage? The anser to these questions may give a hint about how coverage of the Commonwealth Games will occur.

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  Reply # 287712 7-Jan-2010 10:10
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NTSC in widescreen format??

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Reply # 287725 7-Jan-2010 11:15
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tstone:
JarrodM: The Winter olympics is going to have 4


Does anyone have any details about these channels yet? It is a little over a month until the Winter Olympics start. Are we going to get HD coverage? The anser to these questions may give a hint about how coverage of the Commonwealth Games will occur.


There is no mention of HD in any of the advertising/promotion so one suspects its not going to be in HD.
Prime will have 12 hours of live coverage per day (6am to 6pm) with a special Crowd goes Wild at 930pm every night.

Four dedicated 24hr Olympics channels on for Sky Sports subscribers at no additional cost.  And Sky Sport will have a 2 hour highlights package at 7pm each night.

Wish I knew more to tell.

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  Reply # 287760 7-Jan-2010 12:55
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it's all SD.

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  Reply # 287768 7-Jan-2010 13:15
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Glad I didn't get a MYSky HDi then. Will wait until there's something worth watching in HD..




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  Reply # 287771 7-Jan-2010 13:17
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Thanks for the replies, except for @Zippity's unhelpful comment.
Well I can't complain about the amount of coverage but sad that there's nothing 'special' about the quality of it (I like my sports!).

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  Reply # 287774 7-Jan-2010 13:29
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old3eyes: Glad I didn't get a MYSky HDi then. Will wait until there's something worth watching in HD..


We really not worried about any other HD channels than all the HD Rugby coverage and Movies so we are well catered for, more than happy in this camp with our MySky HDi.

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  Reply # 287843 7-Jan-2010 16:52
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Stupid question, if you get Sky through Telstra all these extra channels appear just like for a normal Sky subscriber, correct?

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  Reply # 287882 7-Jan-2010 20:14
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oh good news on both fronts. As much as I like to have important events like the Olympics and Comm games on FTA TV, as a Sky subscriber, dedicated channels sounds like a much better deal. For once we'll be able to watch full coverage of events we only usually get 5 min highlights of. Mind you, the TVNZ coverage was much better than the Australia-centric coverage of last Olympics on Seven. If it didn't feature an Aussie athlete, it pretty much got cut.

I did a network scan the other day, and no new channels seem to have popped up yet.

I'm disappointed there isn't at least 1 HD channel doing the Winter Olympics coverage. From that perspective it is a backwards step. Surely they could use one of their free muxes to make one of the channels HD?

Another good thing though is that Sky aren't charging extra. Foxtel in Australia are charging A$65 (discounted to $50 at the moment) for "Four dedicated interactive channels, also available in stunning HD". I suspect with D3 now being online, Foxtel have more space for HD (and more cash to buy it too)

:edit:  I notice the Foxtel schedule is already up... Sky are getting a bit lax  (http://www.foxtel.com.au/vancouver2010/channels/creekside/default.htm)

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  Reply # 288111 8-Jan-2010 13:07
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actually, I see the January Sky Guide is advertising the coverage as being in HD, which means as least there should be something HD.



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  Reply # 288117 8-Jan-2010 13:26
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allstarnz: actually, I see the January Sky Guide is advertising the coverage as being in HD, which means as least there should be something HD.

Sweet, I'll go and double-check my copy.

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