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# 43542 20-Oct-2009 10:56
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Putting aside politica/socio issues about which broadcaster has the rights (it seems now that TV3 is the winner) I hope we see the games in HD.

Maori TV so far while being on Freeview doesn't broadcast in HD and there are no announced plans for that channel to go HD. TVNZ is HD but only stereo (though perhaps by 2011 they would have upgraded their broadcasting platform to go DD or like the Beijing games, just take the host broadcaster feed) and we know that TV3 does HD/AC-3 now.

I am assuming that if the consortium wins the approval, that each channel will have its own commentary teams and feeds (and ads). Then I know what channel I will be watching!




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  # 265274 20-Oct-2009 11:51
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Very good point.

Who is going to watch it in SD if another channel has it in HD (apart from those with SD TV's of course).

I think there will be an avalanche of TV sales prior to the World Cup starting.

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  # 265275 20-Oct-2009 11:52
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I totally agree lchiu7, was thinking the same thing actually.
Maori and Prime are both SD, TVNZ has 720p so may be better for fast moving action like sports games over the 1080i. All rather depends on how your TV handles the input signal.

But yeah, either way I was rather hoping one of the HD channels got the coverage based purely on getting the best possible end picture/sound in my cinema room!

 
 
 
 


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  # 265340 20-Oct-2009 14:58
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For $39m+ it better be in HD !

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  # 265342 20-Oct-2009 15:05
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Damn!!!! Guess I will have to watch the rugger on mysky :) :) :)

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  # 265383 20-Oct-2009 17:46
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ilovemusic: For $39m+ it better be in HD !


Wow.. Thats one serious Sky bill you have there Wink




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  # 265468 20-Oct-2009 21:59
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Sky are the host broadcaster, so with the help of OSB and whatever other resources they bring in, it will be filmed in HD. I assume then Sky will show all games in HD.

As for free to air? It's anyones guess. RWC2011 is still 2 years away, so a lot could still change in the broadcasting world before then. Don't forget that Freeview over satellite has only been doing 2.5 years!!



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That's a good point but there are no announced plans for MTV to go HD in next year or so and I am not sure, given their budget, that would be the focus on their spending. They would be much more focused on programming than PQ.

Lucky then that TV3 also has the rights to the big games since that's where I will be watching




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  # 265676 21-Oct-2009 14:29
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openmedia:
ilovemusic: For $39m+ it better be in HD !


Wow.. Thats one serious Sky bill you have there Wink


Yeah good thing companies like Instant Finance are so willing to help out.

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