Tonight's Ten tweeted here ...
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Tonight's Ten tweeted here ...
I get the feeling that a lot of it will be upscaled HD presented on the UHD channel.
Anyone any evidence one way or the other?
Rule 1.2.2.h (according to this years event) could so easily have been used for this.
Official Statement on Russian participation in 2017 Eurovision Song Contest:
"On 22 March the Ukrainian authorities issued a travel ban on the artist chosen as the Russian entrant to the Eurovision Song Contest, Julia Samoylova.
Taking into consideration that this ban might be upheld by the Ukrainian authorities, and in order to maintain the non-political nature of the Eurovision Song Contest, the EBU has been working hard to find a solution to this situation and has taken the unprecedented move to offer Channel One Russia the opportunity for Julia to still participate in this year’s Contest by performing live in the 2nd Semi Final via satellite.
Should the Russian entry qualify for the Grand Final the same solution would apply.
This is something that has never been done before in the Contest’s 60 year history but, in the spirit of Eurovision’s values of inclusivity and this year’s theme of Celebrate Diversity, the decision has been taken to ensure that all 43 entrants are given the opportunity to participate.
Eurovision Song Contest Executive Supervisor, Jon Ola Sand said: “We are continuing our dialogue with the Ukrainian authorities with the ambition to have all artists present to perform in host city, Kyiv, which is, of course, our preferred option. It is imperative that the Eurovision Song Contest remains free from politics and as such, due to the circumstances surrounding Julia’s travel ban, we have felt it important to propose a solution that transcends such issues. We have offered Channel One Russia the opportunity for Julia to perform live via satellite as it is the EBU’s intention that every broadcaster that has chosen to take part in the Eurovision Song Contest does so, as has been the case for all previous events in the contest’s history.”
ESC Reference Group chairman Frank-Dieter Freiling expressed his hope though, that the political leadership of Ukraine will not implement the travel ban and find a solution in line with the contest's slogan 'Celebrate Diversity'".
Audio from the WTA Presentation being relayed to whole site ... breaking through onto Sky's holding coverage.
2140 ATP players make the court .... We have a Men's Final.
and Mark Petchey is a little annoyed ...
@BenRothenberg so those fans in Europe and elsewhere who have organised their day around this men's match you feel this delay is acceptable?— @markpetchey (@_markpetchey) March 19, 2017
look at the subsequent tweets,
Last edited by DVB Cornwall on 19 March 2017 10:05pm - 3 times in total
Tournament organisers decided to advance ATP final to 1pm local leaving only two hours to complete WTA final and presentations. No problem for BT Sport, Sky however brought forward to 1pm Local / 8pm GMT their ATP final coverage, It's now 8.30 pm the WTA final is a humdinger and is only one game into the third set. Sky look likely to need to fill well over an hour's airtime to get to the start of the match.
9pm (an hour behind .... so far) WTA final at 4-4 Final Set....
Last edited by DVB Cornwall on 19 March 2017 9:00pm
Can someone watch an actual race this afternoon, on HD, and comment as to whether there's a saturation issue with the Course broad shot cameras? I think the colour is far more enhanced on these shots than the rest of the coverage. Other opinions welcomed.
It's amazing that Brough Scott is being used by ITV some Forty Six years after his first appearance for ITV racing in 1971. Still a collossus too with his insight and knowledge.
I suspect that use of live starter audio will be curtailed, some choice vocabulary used a few mins ago at a recalcitrant jockey, which'll almost certainly get Ofcom's lines buzzing.
Last edited by DVB Cornwall on 15 March 2017 3:47pm
Hypothetically if a 600MHz clearance was proposed in the UK, it's objectives would be all but wrecked by large high powered broadcast towers continuing to operate in Ireland, France, Belgium., Luxembourg, Germany and Denmark.