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Topic # 58068 6-Mar-2010 02:09
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I have been talking the Director of Sport at Sky and its great to see Sky finally appreciating the viewers opinions by increasing the amount of sport in HD. In 2010 there will be

- All NRL Channel 9 Friday Night and Sunday Afternoon games in HD
- IPL 2010 to be in HD
- ICC 20/20 Cricket World Cup from the West Indies in HD
- All Tennis Majors in HD (second week = last 8 days)
- NRL Footy Show on Thursdays in HD
- FIFA World Cup 2010 in HD

It's great to see Sky finally getting on board. I am really happy with MySky and the HD content and I will definately be enjoying these sports in HD. This is how MySky and HD should be!



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  Reply # 304996 6-Mar-2010 12:46
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Wow. Now if only I was a sports fan.




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  Reply # 305049 6-Mar-2010 16:30
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excellent.  Good to see more NRL will be in HD this year, I actually thought it'd be Fox Sports that'd go fully HD first.

The IPL being in HD surprised me, it wouldn't have been out of the ordinary for it to be in 4:3 SD coming out of India

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  Reply # 305057 6-Mar-2010 17:22
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DarkKnight08: I have been talking the Director of Sport at Sky and its great to see Sky finally appreciating the viewers opinions by increasing the amount of sport in HD. In 2010 there will be

- All NRL Channel 9 Friday Night and Sunday Afternoon games in HD
- IPL 2010 to be in HD
- ICC 20/20 Cricket World Cup from the West Indies in HD
- All Tennis Majors in HD (second week = last 8 days)
- NRL Footy Show on Thursdays in HD
- FIFA World Cup 2010 in HD

It's great to see Sky finally getting on board. I am really happy with MySky and the HD content and I will definately be enjoying these sports in HD. This is how MySky and HD should be!




pretty good list of HD content there. makes use of the HDTV i have :)




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  Reply # 305319 8-Mar-2010 09:30
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That sounds really good, especially the cricket. When will F1 be in HD?

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  Reply # 305331 8-Mar-2010 09:59
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Yep, even NASCAR is in HD Laughing

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  Reply # 305351 8-Mar-2010 10:32
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tstone: That sounds really good, especially the cricket. When will F1 be in HD?


don't be silly. The silly old codger Ecclestone seems to be dragging the chain on this, he doesn't believe in HD it seems Yell

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  Reply # 305388 8-Mar-2010 12:17
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Formula 1 is being filmed in HD this year but will not be available for broadcasters in HD until 2011, so can't blame sky on this one. It seems this year is some kind of test of HD filming for F1, doesn't really seem neccessary, there is talk of the footage being used for a blu ray release of the season review.

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Reply # 305522 8-Mar-2010 21:04
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Awesome.  I'm just surprised (very pleasantly) that the IPL is in HD.  Its just absolutely fantastic.  Didn't believe it at first so checked the latest Sky TV guide.  And yep, IPL in HD.  Laughing

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Reply # 309271 19-Mar-2010 20:49
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Zippity: Yep, even NASCAR is in HD Laughing

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What about Indy? Shown in the US on Vs HD but over here we get 4:3 with bars. It's not like there's a kiwi running at the front eh?

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  Reply # 309294 19-Mar-2010 21:59
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motogpnz:
Zippity: Yep, even NASCAR is in HD Laughing

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What about Indy? Shown in the US on Vs HD but over here we get 4:3 with bars. It's not like there's a kiwi running at the front eh?


That is Skys fault for not forking out for ESPN HD, ESPN do take the feed in HD as I understand.  We're still stuck with ESPN SD for the forseeable future.

As an aside, still no news on when Dorna will start doing MotoGP in HD either :(

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  Reply # 309306 19-Mar-2010 22:59
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I believe there were one or two F1 races screened in NZ last year that were in HD, or at least they were for a while until someone at Sky realised their mistake :(

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  Reply # 309372 20-Mar-2010 14:27
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allstarnz: As an aside, still no news on when Dorna will start doing MotoGP in HD either :(


Last I heard (late 2009) Dorna were ready to go but were waiting for sufficient broadcasters to commit. However things may not be quite so rosy now: http://www.motomatters.com/news/2010/03/18/spanish_motogp_tv_rights_change_hands_at.html 
Most SD sports look pretty good anyway when upscaled on SS1/2 HD Cool

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  Reply # 310329 23-Mar-2010 18:27
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We're still stuck with ESPN SD

Don't worry too much, I've seen talk on some Aussie boards that ESPN HD (pacific rim I guess) is not that flash either - some upsampled SD content. (but is widescreen at least)

Stoked about the football though. Now if they could just get those champions league rights off ESPN and have it filmed in HD...


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Reply # 311212 25-Mar-2010 11:43
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Just got this from the official MotoGP website:

http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2010/MotoGP+in+HD+2010

"High Definition coverage of the World Championship will be available to fans of the sport for the new season...
... In 2010, RTL Club (Belgium), Eurosport (France), Sport TV (Portugal), Digisport (Hungary) and Viasat (Scandinavia) will all broadcast the MotoGP season in HD within Europe. The worldwide reach of MotoGP in HD will stretch as far as Speed TV (US), ESPN (Latin America), Globosat (Brazil), One HD (Australia), StarHub (Singapore), Sky (New Zealand), Al Jazeera (Middle East), ESPN Star Sports (Asia) and Supersport (Africa), with further HD broadcasters expected to come on board during the season."

Anyone with contacts at Sky able to confirm this?

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