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Topic # 29968 25-Jan-2009 08:03
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There has much talk lately about the cost of SD vs HD programming and how Mediaworks might be saving money by purchasing SD versions rather than HD versions of shows, the SD transmission of House being a cited example.

I posed this question to TV3 via their web site and received a fairly authoritative response which said, TV3 always purchases the HD version of a show (if available) they plan to show in Prime time. The fact that some shows are in SD means they were purchased before they began HD programming which presumably means the current series of House, the current series of CSI Miami (which seems to be last season).

Interestingly, there is a show called Cane which is on late at night which is HD 5.1. However this was a pretty short lived series in the US and I guess procured fairly cheaply to fill in some late night time slot.




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  Reply # 191908 25-Jan-2009 08:07
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Crap reply.  House series 5 that they are showing now  started on Fox in the US on September 16.2008.  Some 6 months after Freeview HD started,.  




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  Reply # 191910 25-Jan-2009 08:14
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Possibly. I asked this query a while ago and had to think twice about the response and what I has asked. The person said basically, I am on vacation at the moment so don't know specifically about the show you asked (presumably House)  but our policy is...





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  Reply # 191946 25-Jan-2009 11:52
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Stupid tv3. Some episodes of season 4 were in HD..(unless I imagined that)



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  Reply # 192503 28-Jan-2009 15:00
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Without naming names or positions I have received the following additional information about TV3 HD's policies. At least they are trying versus TVNZ's less than stellar approach to HD broadcasting

Normal 0 false false false EN-NZ X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 You are correct in your assumption that although Bones and House are both on Fox in the US they are supplied by different distributors and each distributor has different conditions around the supply of HD content.  Currently we receive HD 1080i50 from two of our three main suppliers, 20th Century Fox and CBS, as well as many of our secondary suppliers and hope to have Universal content in HD in due course.

Still doesn't explain possibly why the last season of House might have been in HD ( I don't know since I don't watch it) but this season is not. Still let's be thankful for small mercies!




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  Reply # 192513 28-Jan-2009 16:06
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I guess at least Mediaworks are trying to get some HD content which is more than I can say for TVNZ.
Now all we need is some sport in HD.  So far this month three international sports events were held . Tennis (TVNZ) , Vollyball (TVNZ) and A1 GP (TV3) .  Non in HD..  Infact the A1 GP wasn't even live..




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  Reply # 192629 28-Jan-2009 23:42
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Beach Volleyball in HD...a ratings winner methinks?

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