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Topic # 86410 6-Jul-2011 09:42
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Just putting this out there, As Maori TV will be broadcasting a big majority of the RWC games on free to air TV will they step-up and go HD?? I would have to say the same about Prime...will they go HD as well??
I would assume TVNZ and MediaWorks will be broadcasting RWC in HD...
 
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  Reply # 489934 6-Jul-2011 09:50
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I doubt they would, unless there is sufficient demand.

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  Reply # 489938 6-Jul-2011 10:02
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I saw some pork just fly past the window ;-)




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  Reply # 489962 6-Jul-2011 10:44
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since Sky own Prime they want people to get there sports channels so they are not going to put HD sport out on a free channel .




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  Reply # 490011 6-Jul-2011 12:33
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wilt64: As Maori TV will be broadcasting a big majority of the RWC games on free to air TV will they step-up and go HD??

They can't just go HD without acquiring additional bandwidth. They are both broadcast on the Kordia mux, and I don't believe that Kordia have sufficient spare bandwidth available for them to go HD.

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  Reply # 490017 6-Jul-2011 12:45
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During the Olympics there was A PrimeHD channel broadcast only on Sky satellite. They only transmitted the games in HD, not any of the normal programming, and the channel went off air as soon as the games finished.

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  Reply # 490275 6-Jul-2011 21:30

I would put money on tvnz showing HD for the games they have. They've built an HD OB truck to use for the rwc! Hope they do dolby 5.1.




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  Reply # 490458 7-Jul-2011 10:13
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As far as I can find Kordia still have 4ch open on ther mux. I would hope they do go HD for the RWC as is this not why the pushed so hard and fast? sat would have been fine if its not going tgo be in HD.

"Upon confirmation, this allocation will provide enhanced capacity for Māori television through a mix of standard definition and high definition channels"
Taking from:
http://www.maori-in-oz.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1295&Itemid=233

Go to page 106:
http://www.freeviewnz.tv/images/uploads/pdfs/DTT_v2.0_tranmission_rules_.pdf
Dated July 2010

They are filming in HD so theres so hope.
http://media.maoritelevision.com/default.aspx?tabid=206&pid=7362

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Taking from this link
http://www.nzpwi.co.nz/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6693&Itemid=1

As you can see they dont have all the games
http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/201003046023/nzs-free-to-air-rugby-plans-revealed.html

Got to say through its not looking good, Sky....
http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/tvnz-mediaworks-and-maori-tv-share-world-cup-rights-119611

Had to lol
http://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/hd-tv-extension-time-rwc-2011
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  Reply # 490472 7-Jul-2011 10:39
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hytek: As far as I can find Kordia still have 4ch open on ther mux. I would hope they do go HD for the RWC as is this not why the pushed so hard and fast? sat would have been fine if its not going tgo be in HD.

"Upon confirmation, this allocation will provide enhanced capacity for Māori television through a mix of standard definition and high definition channels"
Taking from:
http://www.maori-in-oz.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1295&Itemid=233

Go to page 106:
http://www.freeviewnz.tv/images/uploads/pdfs/DTT_v2.0_tranmission_rules_.pdf
Dated July 2010

They are filming in HD so theres so hope.
http://media.maoritelevision.com/default.aspx?tabid=206&pid=7362

Thanks to Buto Productions, state of the art equipment will ensure production values never before seen for pro-wrestling on TV in New Zealand, as MMM hits screens in High Definition"

Taking from this link
http://www.nzpwi.co.nz/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6693&Itemid=1

As you can see they dont have all the games
http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/201003046023/nzs-free-to-air-rugby-plans-revealed.html

Got to say through its not looking good, Sky....
http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/tvnz-mediaworks-and-maori-tv-share-world-cup-rights-119611

Had to lol
http://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/hd-tv-extension-time-rwc-2011
"



Interesting read, thanks for the info hytek





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  Reply # 498821 28-Jul-2011 09:50
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I saw last night that TV3 were advertising that they will be broadcasting RWC games in HD.




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  Reply # 499377 29-Jul-2011 12:27
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hdinsider: I would put money on tvnz showing HD for the games they have. They've built an HD OB truck to use for the rwc! Hope they do dolby 5.1.


OSB will be the 'host filmer' for the World Cup though right?  TVNZ will have their own truck for the purposes of pre and post match at the ground?

I doubt MTS will do the World Cup in HD.  TVNZ and TV3 will be toss a coin, both have the ability to to HD.  If it's just a matter of sourcing it from Sky, then as long as the cost can be justified i'd say they will.

Prime don't have any World Cup rights as far as I know.

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  Reply # 499402 29-Jul-2011 13:19
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I have had it confirmed from one of the Maori TV guys that they won't be showing it in HD.

Not surprising really, it's quite an undertaking for a one off event

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  Reply # 499682 30-Jul-2011 11:08

mxpress: I saw last night that TV3 were advertising that they will be broadcasting RWC games in HD.


Only "Live" games...




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  Reply # 499708 30-Jul-2011 12:55
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I heard on the radio RWC 3D was off the cards too as the company supplying the 3D tech couldn't cope.

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  Reply # 500246 1-Aug-2011 11:27
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I heard on the radio RWC 3D was off the cards too as the company supplying the 3D tech couldn't cope.


I thought it was more due to poor ticket sales at the big venues where they were showing it in 3D.

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  Reply # 500265 1-Aug-2011 12:15
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As one of the "mugs" who pays the big dollars for HD Sport on Sky, I would be more than slighlty pi$$ed if others could watch the same thing on FTA at my expense Smile Smile

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