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Topic # 60187 21-Apr-2010 12:48
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Looks like a format similar to the Winter Olympics.....



The XIX Commonwealth Games in October are set to be a hit with viewers and SKY is dedicating five 24hr channels to ensure full coverage of this popular event. Ratings from previous games prove the popularity of this event and the favourable timing will appeal to advertisers.
With 17 popular sports events being played out at the Delhi Commonwealth Games, SKY’s extensive coverage means we can cover all the action, viewers can choose the events they want to watch or better still, watch them all.

What’s more, regular highlights and updates will be played on SKY Sport 1 and 2 and Prime has 12 hours of live coverage a day.

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  Reply # 321313 21-Apr-2010 13:55
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take it's only in SD *again* :-(

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  Reply # 321324 21-Apr-2010 14:09
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didnt watch the Olympics and i care even less about the commonwealth games, especially with the time difference, most events are going to be late night , early morning




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  Reply # 321326 21-Apr-2010 14:18
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Last I checked the daytime events (8am to 5pm) in New Delhi would be sometime between 3pm and midnight NZT.

Kinda suggests that a lot of events are probably going to be in primetime for most NZ viewers (midday - 3pm in India).

I could be flippant and say that I dont watch Super 14 and I'm less likely to watch Super15 depsite the extra 25 games per season. *yawn* I think I'll get more enjoyment out of watching NZ'ers competing in recognised sports.

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  Reply # 321330 21-Apr-2010 14:44
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There's bound to be blanket coverage on the free to air channels once the bombs start going off!

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  Reply # 321422 21-Apr-2010 19:14
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farcus: There's bound to be blanket coverage on the free to air channels once the bombs start going off!


Yes but Sky will have them live and in SD..




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  Reply # 322653 25-Apr-2010 14:28
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allstarnz: take it's only in SD *again* :-(


but a good SD coverage (actually the 2010 winter coverage was an excellent one) is always SO MUCH better than the nearly non-existing coverage?

peking 2008 on the TVNZ was the worst olympic coverage i've ever experienced. this comparison includes the 1976 and onwards (i dont remember really anything of 1972, but i've seen recordings that were black and white). back in 1976 finland had 2 national TV channels over aerial, nothing more.

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  Reply # 322670 25-Apr-2010 14:58
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mindoka:
allstarnz: take it's only in SD *again* :-(


but a good SD coverage (actually the 2010 winter coverage was an excellent one) is always SO MUCH better than the nearly non-existing coverage?



Really, in glorious 480i upscaled to 576i. Unwatchable in my opinion and I'm shortsighted, far sighted and have an astigmatism.




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  Reply # 322724 25-Apr-2010 17:45
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if it is indeed filmed in HD, i reckon Sky should run at least one channel with HD coverage.


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  Reply # 322729 25-Apr-2010 17:56
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mindoka:
but a good SD coverage (actually the 2010 winter coverage was an excellent one) is always SO MUCH better than the nearly non-existing coverage?

Really, in glorious 480i upscaled to 576i. Unwatchable in my opinion and I'm shortsighted, far sighted and have an astigmatism.


well, i consider first step to good coverage being one where i can see pretty much all events available from start to finish; and can comprehend from the feed who actually won.

Tongue out

sure, there were some HD from the peking, but most of the events i wanted to see were covered in 5-10 minute window - an event that in reality took 4 hours or so. and many of them got exactly 0 coverage.

again, i take 4 hours of SD any day over 5 minutes of even ultrahyperduperuberHVHD.

yes, it'd be nice to have common wealth games in HD; just like it'd be nice to have world peace and food for hungry.

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  Reply # 322833 25-Apr-2010 22:23
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Sky are being cheap as usual. There seems to be no good reason why there can't be at least some HD coverage.

I do agree with your point though, their full coverage of events and plentiful replays were a nice change and I have no complaints from that side of things.

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  Reply # 322878 26-Apr-2010 09:07
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Relatives in Melbourne told me recently that they thoroughly enjoyed the additonal 4 channels on Foxtel throughout the Winter Olympics (as we did with SKY) and then said they had to pay $50 to get the channels added during the period of the Olympics...






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  Reply # 322881 26-Apr-2010 09:22
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dougierydal:
Relatives in Melbourne told me recently that they thoroughly enjoyed the additonal 4 channels on Foxtel throughout the Winter Olympics (as we did with SKY) and then said they had to pay $50 to get the channels added during the period of the Olympics...





Sky decided that the Winter Olympics would be bonused to Sport subscribers. 
Foxtel decided to play it differently.  However Foxtel did provide HD coverage.

So the question for those that complain about the SD coverage...... how much extra would you pay to have the Commonwealth Games (and the Summer Olympics in 2012) in HD?


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  Reply # 323273 26-Apr-2010 22:05
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ockel:
So the question for those that complain about the SD coverage...... how much extra would you pay to have the Commonwealth Games (and the Summer Olympics in 2012) in HD?


with the same "show all of it" coverage, yes, i would pay for HD, upto $100 without blinking. above that i'd blink few times.

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