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old3eyes
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  #2559726 7-Sep-2020 16:21
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RustyViewer:

 

Frankly, we have too many channels for such a small country and I wouldn't be surprised at all if some of them went off the air as they aren't viable. Organisations pay nearly $1M per year for each frequency and, when the leases expire, Discovery could very well drop some of them. As it is, they may only be surviving because the PM gave a free six month extension due to Covid.

 

 

They could start by dropping the useless +1 channels. 





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  #2559727 7-Sep-2020 16:24
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The good news - they're keeping Newshub.
The bad news - they're firing humans. The news will now be read by a polar bear and a duck-billed platypus.

 

 

They don't need to fire the humans. They're already drunk https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/300101113/discovery-takes-bet-on-nz-by-buying-television-channel-three

 

 





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  #2559728 7-Sep-2020 16:28
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old3eyes:

 

RustyViewer:

 

Frankly, we have too many channels for such a small country and I wouldn't be surprised at all if some of them went off the air as they aren't viable. Organisations pay nearly $1M per year for each frequency and, when the leases expire, Discovery could very well drop some of them. As it is, they may only be surviving because the PM gave a free six month extension due to Covid.

 

 

They could start by dropping the useless +1 channels. 

 

 

But then they or someone else would have to find more content to screen.

 

I don't think there's much more to be scraped off the bottom of the free to air barrel.


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  #2559731 7-Sep-2020 16:31
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networkn:


I am disappointed by this. FoodTV on Sky is run by discovery and it's been very average since it was taken off the Local Company who was curating content for it. 


New content is coming, but they still do long sections of the same chef and too many competitions etc. 


I don't watch TV3, having said that, I have concerns for TV3 if discovery take it over. 


 



Can't think anything more boring that watching food programs. 



Ok? So?

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  #2559753 7-Sep-2020 16:58
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On the positive side for TV3, they are now owned by another TV company, rather than a bunch of Private equity wideboys...

 

But it probably isn't going to magically change their destiny which is a continuing loss of audience to non-linear delivery methods...


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  #2559766 7-Sep-2020 17:15
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On the positive side for TV3, they are now owned by another TV company, rather than a bunch of Private equity wideboys...

 

But it probably isn't going to magically change their destiny which is a continuing loss of audience to non-linear delivery methods...

 

I did wonder when I read this news, if they will revamp their online TV stuff to make Mediaworks TV (or whatever it'll be called) a FTA/Subscription hybrid with the Discovery-owned channels not already on Sky available on yet another IPTV offering. 





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  #2559779 7-Sep-2020 17:29
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old3eyes:

 

RustyViewer:

 

Frankly, we have too many channels for such a small country and I wouldn't be surprised at all if some of them went off the air as they aren't viable. ...

 

 

They could start by dropping the useless +1 channels. 

 

 

The +1 channels are occasionally handy. For example when there are too many programmes being recorded at the same time, the +1 channel can be used to record something that might otherwise have to be missed. (We don't have our TV connected to the internet and some things aren't available OnDemand anyway.)


 
 
 
 


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  #2559902 7-Sep-2020 20:18
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old3eyes:

RustyViewer:


Frankly, we have too many channels for such a small country and I wouldn't be surprised at all if some of them went off the air as they aren't viable. Organisations pay nearly $1M per year for each frequency and, when the leases expire, Discovery could very well drop some of them. As it is, they may only be surviving because the PM gave a free six month extension due to Covid.



They could start by dropping the useless +1 channels. 



Perhaps a halfway measure where they keep the +1 on SD for TV3 / THREE (their "Flagship" channel(... which is occasionally handy, and drop Bravo +1 for some actual decent content thats not just timeshifting reality TV shows.

I guess we may see a new logo for THREE, huh?

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  #2559912 7-Sep-2020 20:40
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Flippikat: I guess we may see a new logo for THREE, huh?

 

God I hope so. The original 1989 logo looked great; the two more recent ones not so much.


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  #2560017 8-Sep-2020 05:47
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Maybe 3(D)?? nah that won't work Discovery can't even get SD and frame conversion from U.S content working on HGTV and Choice.

 

All their usa programs are badly converted from 60 fps down to 25 with a horrible unwatchable judder on all panned shots

 

 

 

 


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  #2560069 8-Sep-2020 09:02
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Apsattv:

 

 

 

Maybe 3(D)?? nah that won't work Discovery can't even get SD and frame conversion from U.S content working on HGTV and Choice.

 

All their usa programs are badly converted from 60 fps down to 25 with a horrible unwatchable judder on all panned shots

 

 

Never noticed much of a problem with HGTV.. 





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  #2560194 8-Sep-2020 12:16
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old3eyes:

 

Apsattv:

 

 

 

Maybe 3(D)?? nah that won't work Discovery can't even get SD and frame conversion from U.S content working on HGTV and Choice.

 

All their usa programs are badly converted from 60 fps down to 25 with a horrible unwatchable judder on all panned shots

 

 

Never noticed much of a problem with HGTV.. 

 

 

Except for the program content; it appears to be 24 hours of property infomercials pretending, rather badly, to look like actual programs.

 

 


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  #2560241 8-Sep-2020 12:35
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RE: choice / hgtv

 

Even their online content had the exact same encoding faults as when they played out on their channel. Its clear to me they are taking 1080  60 fps and downgrading it and playing it out as Sd at 25 fps.

 

Property Brothers was one show they were promoting on their  facebook , hell even the adverts for it had the same awful jumping video on panned shots. 

 

People might not notice if they have motion settings enabled on their tv..but its still obvious on their on demand site throught he web browser

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #2560295 8-Sep-2020 13:25
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Re: hdtv

I suppose it's possible their frequency uses a small bandwidth only capable of 25FPS which might make it cheaper as it uses less space.


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  #2560325 8-Sep-2020 14:20
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RustyViewer:

 

Except for the program content; it appears to be 24 hours of property infomercials pretending, rather badly, to look like actual programs.

 

 

That's what the channel  does.  If you want cooking or Survivor like programs try somewhere else. 





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