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Topic # 26304 17-Sep-2008 20:51
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Looks like the Comedy Channel will be added and the Box will move to HD by the end of the year with WWE in HD.

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  Reply # 165185 17-Sep-2008 20:57
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Where's this coming from?

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  Reply # 165213 17-Sep-2008 22:21
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The comedy channel better be good, because Box only ever plays wrestling and 10yr old simpsons repeats.

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  Reply # 165243 18-Sep-2008 06:25
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I want the Military Channel !  Will Sky ever broadcast this in NZ ?

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  Reply # 165251 18-Sep-2008 08:16
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Doesn't look like HD is coming to The Box after all:

From an article at NZPWI:

"While the shows are available in high definition internationally (which is 16x9), the BOX is not HD capable and SKY would need to down-convert the HD version to SD before we could broadcast the shows.  Unfortunately, SKY does not yet have the capacity or facilities to enable us to do this for each of the shows on a weekly basis."


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  Reply # 165279 18-Sep-2008 10:03
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mhz: Looks like the Comedy Channel will be added


When!?





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  Reply # 165280 18-Sep-2008 10:08
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Reply # 165281 18-Sep-2008 10:10
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Wikipedia claims that on Oct 1 Sky will launch... The Country Channel?





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  Reply # 165285 18-Sep-2008 10:26
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Correct.  See the media release from Sky:  http://www.skytv.co.nz/media-releases-current.aspx

Free for the first month and then I seem to recall a separate subscription of $10/mth thereafter.  Niche channel that will appeal to some communities but not the masses.

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  Reply # 165397 18-Sep-2008 16:15
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Well if you wanted to know my source:

John Fellet to me show details Sep 17 (1 day ago) Reply

Thanks for both ideas. You sent the e-mail to the right department … me. We are reviewing both ideas. Look for an announcement soon.



John Fellet

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SKY Network Television



On the issue of whether F1 will be in HD or not:

A few months ago I asked about the option of taking the Formula 1 in HD. I thought the answer that was given me was that the world feed was not in HD. A friend of mine says that Channel 10 (in Australia ) is offering it in HD. Is this accurate or are they taking a SD feed and up-converting it to HD?

John Fellet

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SKY Network Television


 
He said that if F1 is being broadcast in HD he will get it for us.


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