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  Reply # 294784 31-Jan-2010 05:00
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Superbowl? More like Superbowel :)

Who cares?

I has a following here of about the same number that make watching grass grow their favourite pastime.

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  Reply # 294801 31-Jan-2010 09:59
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Zippity: Superbowl? More like Superbowel :)



Hehe clever, did you think that up yourself?

Who cares?

I care and I know lots of others who care also.  It's a major sporting event, one of the biggest in the world. It should be in HD.

I has a following here of about the same number that make watching grass grow their favourite pastime.



I bet the Superbowl would attract more viewers than the lawn bowls that was shown in HD the other day.  SKY are just cheap asses.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 294818 31-Jan-2010 10:51
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Very disappointing the SB isn't in HD. Lots of regular season games in HD and the game's showcase isn't? Someone in Sky has it very wrong.





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  Reply # 294820 31-Jan-2010 10:54
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BigMal:I bet the Superbowl would attract more viewers than the lawn bowls that was shown in HD the other day.  SKY are just cheap asses.


I would bet against more people watching Superbowl than Lawn bowls here in NZ. If it was worth it for Sky, they would be showing it. I know of no one personally that watches, talks about or is even interested about NFL. I am not a fan of Lawn bowls either, far from it, but it is a fairly large sport in NZ, not many big or small towns in NZ that don't have a Bowling Club. So  - no I don't think it is BS them not showing it in HD.

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  Reply # 294828 31-Jan-2010 11:12
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Give us American sports fans a break we have to put up with wall to wall soccer (no wander dumb brits riot all the time they bored out of their tiny goards) and as for cricket five days and no result pleease!!

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  Reply # 294850 31-Jan-2010 12:59
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clevedon:
BigMal:I bet the Superbowl would attract more viewers than the lawn bowls that was shown in HD the other day.  SKY are just cheap asses.


I would bet against more people watching Superbowl than Lawn bowls here in NZ. If it was worth it for Sky, they would be showing it. I know of no one personally that watches, talks about or is even interested about NFL. I am not a fan of Lawn bowls either, far from it, but it is a fairly large sport in NZ, not many big or small towns in NZ that don't have a Bowling Club. So  - no I don't think it is BS them not showing it in HD.


I beg to differ.  It probably costs Sky practically nothing to show lawn bowls in HD hence the reason they do it.  Whilst lawn bowls may be more popular in NZ the majority of those that are interested in lawn bowls would probably a) not own Sky or b) not care whether it was in HD or not (I'm generalising due to age here).  Everyone I know would choose to watch the SB over the lawn bowls.

It all comes down to cost, not care.  It's costs too much so Sky don't care.  The SB is the most watched event on the US calendar, I realise we're not the US but for an event of this size I think it should be in HD.



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  Reply # 294985 31-Jan-2010 19:28
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Sky legally can't show the Superbowl in HD i think. ESPN ahs the rights as host boradcasters of the superbowl so they probably want it on the ESPN channel only in NZ. Unfortunately ESPN isn't in HD yet in NZ so were stuck with crappy SD.

As for the popilarity of the sport. It is quite popular. Not as popular as the EPL soccer but has a similar cult like following. I know a lot of people who support a team. Sky buys rights to baseball too but I bet that has an even smaller following.

Also is anyone going to watch the Winter Olympics? I'll watch it 'cos its a big event, but I don't care at all about the sports. The same with the Superbowl for some people. Most wont ever watch a NFL game usually but because its a huge event people are likely to tune in just because of the occasion.

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  Reply # 295040 31-Jan-2010 23:38
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arnies: Sky legally can't show the Superbowl in HD i think. ESPN ahs the rights as host boradcasters of the superbowl so they probably want it on the ESPN channel only in NZ. Unfortunately ESPN isn't in HD yet in NZ so were stuck with crappy SD.


correct, I asked Sky about this the other day.  As ESPN own the rights for NZ, Sky can't show the Superbowl live.  Very annoying, but that's how it is.  

We were lucky to get the NFC stuff at all, as ESPN didn't own the rights, Sky got them and showed the games in HD (either via the NFL or the broadcasters themselves)

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  Reply # 295065 1-Feb-2010 01:57
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just got this from wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E...

"The SD version of ESPN began broadcasting in widescreen on January 25 2010"

So Australia ESPN is in widescreen now. So is New Zealand's ESPN in widescreen? Is it 16:9 ? Can someone check

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  Reply # 295098 1-Feb-2010 09:27
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yuxek: just got this from wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E...

"The SD version of ESPN began broadcasting in widescreen on January 25 2010"


So Australia ESPN is in widescreen now. So is New Zealand's ESPN in widescreen? Is it 16:9 ? Can someone check


Australia appears also to have ESPN in HD as well.


http://www.espn.com.au/

Oh and Foxtel Sports 3 HD also has Superbowl in HD according to their program listings for Monday the 8th..


 

 




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  Reply # 295145 1-Feb-2010 11:29
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Nah we're still in 4:3

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  Reply # 295161 1-Feb-2010 12:50
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Sadly, ESPN colour and picture quality is crap at the best of times.

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  Reply # 295178 1-Feb-2010 14:26
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arnies: Sky legally can't show the Superbowl in HD i think. ESPN ahs the rights as host boradcasters of the superbowl so they probably want it on the ESPN channel only in NZ. Unfortunately ESPN isn't in HD yet in NZ so were stuck with crappy SD.


correct, I asked Sky about this the other day.  As ESPN own the rights for NZ, Sky can't show the Superbowl live.  Very annoying, but that's how it is.  

We were lucky to get the NFC stuff at all, as ESPN didn't own the rights, Sky got them and showed the games in HD (either via the NFL or the broadcasters themselves)



i doubt ESPN have exclusive rights to broadcast, considering that it's shown on 3 channels in australia

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  Reply # 295181 1-Feb-2010 14:39
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tkr001: I would watch it if it was shown in HD. I refuse to watch ESPN because the quality is so poor.


Same here - totally agree with this. Have been watching the Oz tennis and US and Michael Hill's golf recently and mainly only because they look so fantastic in HD. Wouldn't normally bother.

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  Reply # 295188 1-Feb-2010 14:53
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@Sphyre - Personal attacks are not welcome here.
Also, it was said that ESPN has the rights to New Zealand. Australia is not part of New Zealand and the rights may be different over there, and money talks. So the other networks can still may to get the right to broadcast off espn if they want.

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