Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


sxz



671 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 172


# 105008 25-Jun-2012 11:46
Send private message

Hi All,

Have tried to find info on what coverage TVNZ / Freeview has on the olympics.  Is freeview running a second special channel, or are we limited to whatever channel 1 has?

Cheers!

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Banana?
4770 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1250

Subscriber

  # 645798 25-Jun-2012 11:52
Send private message

TVNZ do not have the Olympics this year, Sky have the rights.

Pretty sure Prime is doing 23 hours per day of Olypics coverage.

6760 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 629

Trusted
Subscriber

 
 
 
 


4 posts

Wannabe Geek


  # 646090 25-Jun-2012 20:43
Send private message

Plse note that a lot can happen since the media printed the rights to 2012 olympics back in 2007! So that link might not be the best one to go by.



6760 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 629

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 646091 25-Jun-2012 20:45
Send private message

Hmm, good point, but with the event starting in just a few days one would expect some more into by now.

Cyril

896 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 30


  # 646100 25-Jun-2012 21:05
Send private message

I've been suprised how little hype/info/advertising there has been about the Olympics, but then again I don't have Sky.

8078 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 856

Subscriber

  # 646183 26-Jun-2012 09:00
Send private message

CutCutCut: I've been suprised how little hype/info/advertising there has been about the Olympics, but then again I don't have Sky.


Been plenty on Prime advertizing Sky's 6+ channels..




Regards,

Old3eyes


6943 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 663

Trusted

  # 646198 26-Jun-2012 09:09
Send private message

True, you'd think Sky would have been leveraging this more than they have.

Can't see Prime moving to HD any time soon, given it's usually a teaser of what's on the 'real' Sky service.

 
 
 
 


Banana?
4770 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1250

Subscriber

  # 646207 26-Jun-2012 09:39
Send private message

Prime is HD for the games (only on MySky HDi/MySky HD+).

1267 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 179

Trusted

  # 646213 26-Jun-2012 09:56
Send private message

The Prime TV website makes no mention whatsoever of the Olympics. I don't even know when the games start, let alone what coverage Prime will be showing. Bah.
Hopefully there will be at least some highlights packages on an HD [freeview] channel.


Cheers,
Joseph

Edit. Realized I am browsing on iPad, so there is possibly some Flash content regarding Olympics that I can't see :)

896 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 30


  # 646231 26-Jun-2012 10:18
Send private message

jofizz: The Prime TV website makes no mention whatsoever of the Olympics. I don't even know when the games start, let alone what coverage Prime will be showing. Bah.
Hopefully there will be at least some highlights packages on an HD [freeview] channel.


Cheers,
Joseph

Edit. Realized I am browsing on iPad, so there is possibly some Flash content regarding Olympics that I can't see :)


I couldn't see anything on Prime website either regarding the Olympics or Primes coverage.

Banana?
4770 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1250

Subscriber

  # 646235 26-Jun-2012 10:21
Send private message

No, you are right. I looked yesterday, no mention of the Olympics.

510 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 646301 26-Jun-2012 11:40
Send private message

cyril7: Hmm, good point, but with the event starting in just a few days one would expect some more into by now.

Cyril


We've got another month to go before the Olympics start. 27 July ;-)




"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." -
  --  Abraham lincoln

1491 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 350

Trusted

  # 646338 26-Jun-2012 12:12
Send private message

CutCutCut:
jofizz: The Prime TV website makes no mention whatsoever of the Olympics. I don't even know when the games start, let alone what coverage Prime will be showing. Bah.
Hopefully there will be at least some highlights packages on an HD [freeview] channel.


Cheers,
Joseph

Edit. Realized I am browsing on iPad, so there is possibly some Flash content regarding Olympics that I can't see :)


I couldn't see anything on Prime website either regarding the Olympics or Primes coverage.


Not even on the 'Sport' tab on the website.

sxz



671 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 172


  # 649643 2-Jul-2012 16:15
Send private message

From SKY/Prime:

Thank you for your email.

We will have coverage of the London Olympics on Prime TV. Prime?s extensive coverage will include a mix of live events, medal ceremonies and must-see highlights as well as The Crowd Goes Wild?s own unique view of the Olympics from Andrew Mulligan and James McOnie in London. However, we are in process of uploading the schedules on our websites and we advise you to keep checking our Prime Website www.primetv.co.nz and the EPG (electronic programming guide) for updates.

Please feel free to contact SKY Television Customer Services on 0800 759 759 for further information, alternatively please respond via return email and we will endeavour to reply within 24 hours.

With kind regards,

SKY Online Support Team

366 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 15


  # 649647 2-Jul-2012 16:32
Send private message

trig42: Prime is HD for the games (only on MySky HDi/MySky HD+).


I suppose that unlike the other free to air channels that are in HD, Sky will wring every dollar out of the public as they can, by insisting on the $10.00 HD ticket.  Lord help us, how did NZ TV ever sink this low?




mxpress

 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Dunedin selects Telensa to deliver smart street lighting for 15,000 LEDs
Posted 18-Jul-2019 10:21


Sprint announces a connected wallet card with built-in IoT support
Posted 18-Jul-2019 08:36


Educational tool developed at Otago makes international launch
Posted 17-Jul-2019 21:57


Symantec introduces cloud access security solution
Posted 17-Jul-2019 21:48


New Zealand government unveils new digital service to make business easier
Posted 16-Jul-2019 17:35


Scientists unveil image of quantum entanglement
Posted 13-Jul-2019 06:00


Hackers to be challenged at University of Waikato
Posted 12-Jul-2019 21:34


OPPO Reno Z now available in New Zealand
Posted 12-Jul-2019 21:28


Sony introduces WF-1000XM3 wireless headphones with noise cancellation
Posted 8-Jul-2019 16:56


Xero announces new smarter tools, push into the North American market
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:20


New report by Unisys shows New Zealanders want action by social platform companies and police to monitor social media sites
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:09


ASB adds Google Pay option to contactless payments
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:05


New Zealand PC Market declines on the back of high channel inventory, IDC reports
Posted 18-Jun-2019 17:35


Air New Zealand uses drones to inspect aircraft
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:39


TCL Electronics launches its first-ever 8K TV
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:18



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.