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  Reply # 854086 11-Jul-2013 20:49
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10 seconds ago. Like the Chinese channels, my guess would be that the "playout suite" is nothing more than a laptop receiving streams over the Internet. You then overscan the output so that the taskbar icons can't be seen.




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  Reply # 854089 11-Jul-2013 20:58
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Spyware: 10 seconds ago. Like the Chinese channels, my guess would be that the "playout suite" is nothing more than a laptop receiving streams over the Internet. You then overscan the output so that the taskbar icons can't be seen.

Are you for real?

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  Reply # 854093 11-Jul-2013 21:06
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Spyware: 10 seconds ago. Like the Chinese channels, my guess would be that the "playout suite" is nothing more than a laptop receiving streams over the Internet. You then overscan the output so that the taskbar icons can't be seen.

Are you for real?


Certainly. Sky's overly compressed channels with visible macroblocks don't impress me so why would some of the blurry horrors I've seen on your channel since it started. Seriously it is nearly as bad as the old 4:3 ratio ESPN and I won't be watching.




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  Reply # 854094 11-Jul-2013 21:09
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How about posting a screen shot?

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  Reply # 854095 11-Jul-2013 21:13
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Spyware:
sommet:
Spyware: 10 seconds ago. Like the Chinese channels, my guess would be that the "playout suite" is nothing more than a laptop receiving streams over the Internet. You then overscan the output so that the taskbar icons can't be seen.

Are you for real?


Certainly. Sky's overly compressed channels with visible macroblocks don't impress me so why would some of the blurry horrors I've seen on your channel since it started. Seriously it is nearly as bad as the old 4:3 ratio ESPN and I won't be watching.


Sorry you are not happy and thanks for your constructive comments.  We are about "Free Sports for Kiwis" and we have made a few people happy with our blurry horrors and 4:3 pictures.

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  Reply # 854098 11-Jul-2013 21:18
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If Spyware is referring to the SpeedwayGP stuff playing now, then I'd just point out that the live AFL matches do look pretty good.

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  Reply # 854140 11-Jul-2013 23:18

ubernoob: Finally ?

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/8907176/Free-to-air-sports-channel-goes-live-next-week


Not if you go to www.sommetsports.co.nz - no countdown yet or even a media release. Is the site even related to sommet?




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  Reply # 854144 11-Jul-2013 23:32

grolschie: https://twitter.com/SommetSports/status/355279468182507520


Cheers for that grolschie. Sommet seems to be a very different kind of broadcaster. Not too interested in pr or image or keeping websites up to date, strangely!




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hdinsider:
grolschie: https://twitter.com/SommetSports/status/355279468182507520


Cheers for that grolschie. Sommet seems to be a very different kind of broadcaster. Not too interested in pr or image or keeping websites up to date, strangely!


How many other broadcasters do you have on here?

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  Reply # 854151 12-Jul-2013 00:05
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sommet:
hdinsider:
grolschie: https://twitter.com/SommetSports/status/355279468182507520


Cheers for that grolschie. Sommet seems to be a very different kind of broadcaster. Not too interested in pr or image or keeping websites up to date, strangely!


How many other broadcasters do you have on here?


Maybe they're too busy updating their websites!

Since you're here though, please explain the requirement for MHEG5 to receive Sommet.




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hdinsider:
sommet:
hdinsider:
grolschie: https://twitter.com/SommetSports/status/355279468182507520


Cheers for that grolschie. Sommet seems to be a very different kind of broadcaster. Not too interested in pr or image or keeping websites up to date, strangely!


How many other broadcasters do you have on here?


Maybe they're too busy updating their websites!

Since you're here though, please explain the requirement for MHEG5 to receive Sommet.


The broadcast is currently a test transmission and the website as it states is a interim website, this means that we are building.  Surely the time to judge is when they are both finalised?

The reason for this business was due to four mates sitting in a pub four years ago talking about the demise of live free to air sports on TV and that is it  different in the rest of the world.  Rather than moan and complain about it we decided to do something about it.  Our aim was clear "Free Sports for Kiwis!"

How about we focus on the positives on what we are trying to do?

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  Reply # 854201 12-Jul-2013 09:07
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Well I am delighted to focus on the positives. This is a great achievement already, and way against the odds. Yes the quality owas substandard SD for some time (and so are some recordings made at that time) but new material screened recently has been good quality SD. Yes, we would all like HD. Yes, we would like to have it on the satellite system (according to the NZ Herald yesterday, there are some questions about FOUR continuing as a channel, so there may be space for Sommet on that platform as well). And yes I would love to know the role of MHEG5 in this. But YES, YES, YES we are going to have Freeview sport next Thursday. Go the four blokes and the kiwi spirit. Let's celebrate!!

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  Reply # 854203 12-Jul-2013 09:09
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Sommet,

You said 'Viewers of sport like to watch the events live, therefore there will be less use of a PVR on this channel'

Are you sure? As a lot of your premium content apart from AFL isn't live in primetime hours. I don't know about others but if I record a EUROPA cup or League Cup game to watch I will fast forward thru all but the playing time thus a 2 hour broadcast is only between 90 and 100 minutes not 120 minutes.

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  Reply # 854218 12-Jul-2013 09:32
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Sommet,

It is not 'FREE' though. Someone has to pay for it, be it advertisers or the Sports body wearing the cost to get a foothold.
The issue with advertising is that people today try to avoid advertising by any means possible or they flick channels for the 1-4 minutes it is on then come back.
The other thing with advertising (and you can take this anyway you like) is that those who complain about no 'FREE TO AIR' sports are less likely to actually purchase the products of the advertisers.

Coupled with this is that using something like twitter or facebook to determine what the majority consensus is can be misleading.


The other issue which has been raised here is that those who currently are willing to pay for sports coverage and get that coverage in a certain way don't want to go back to older quality. They probably won't be too worried about the new sports coverage you have that isn't or hasn't been shown elsewhere but would be worried about sports you have got that were previously shown elsewhere.

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