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DVB Cornwall6,607 posts since 4 Dec 2003
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The Sport Thread

I'm intrigued as to how this 4K spin is being produced. Surely they're not flying out to all races full 4K OB units are they? Is the infrastructure in place at the circuits to handle it?

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?
DVB Cornwall6,607 posts since 4 Dec 2003
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Eurovision 2017

This whole muck up could have so easily been resolved 12 months ago, Sand and his team should have declared ineligible Ukraine's entry, albeit framed cunningly to appear otherwise, as breaking the rules concerning being overtly political.

Rule 1.2.2.h (according to this years event) could so easily have been used for this.
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DVB Cornwall6,607 posts since 4 Dec 2003
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Eurovision 2017

Statement in Full .....

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'".
DVB Cornwall6,607 posts since 4 Dec 2003
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The Sport Thread

Eurosport are to provide full Nations coverage, rather than topping and tailing a common feed for their Tour de France and Giro d'Italia cycling coverage this year. Although still to be confirmed due to logistics issues the Vuelta in Spain is expected to be similarly treated at the end of the season. This is a major committment from Discovery to provide multiple whole race feeds over many days.

(Various sources)
DVB Cornwall6,607 posts since 4 Dec 2003
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The Sport Thread

2113 WTA Match concludes, presentations to follow, together with WTA / ATP furniture changes ... Mens ATP final ET start 9.45 if we're lucky.

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 ...




look at the subsequent tweets,
Last edited by DVB Cornwall on 19 March 2017 10:05pm - 3 times in total
DVB Cornwall6,607 posts since 4 Dec 2003
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The Sport Thread

BNP Paribas Open - Indian Wells

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
DVB Cornwall6,607 posts since 4 Dec 2003
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Operation London Bridge: the death of the Queen

One element people have neglected is the effect on the Parliaments of the UK. Effectively they'll all be suspended, legislation put on hold, and await the formal announcement of the succession following the Succession Council's meeting(s), it's not automatic as many seem to think. there's protocols to go through and the formal declaration of the new Sovereign won't be until the next day, or the second one after (if the death occurred late evening or overnight), at 11a.m., we'll then have the swearing in of members and appointment of ministers to go through too. These aspects will take up significant airtime in the first 48 - 96 hours. It's worthwhile looking at the Feb 1952 Hansard record for guidance as to how things will proceed in this respect. All this will be proceeding during an acute period of mourning here and overseas which will need covering too. Broadcasting business as 'normal' could take at least a week to resume, if then.
DVB Cornwall6,607 posts since 4 Dec 2003
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Operation London Bridge: the death of the Queen

When 'it' happens, the BBC will have regardless of what's on to go to immediate news on ALL it's outlets. There'll be no putting events to the Red Button or online. They'll be interrupted and shown later if at all. Services as with Diana, would resume over the coming days. Any live event taking part in the UK, Football, Proms or Other Music large enough for live broadcast would probably be stopped, in play, once the news broke anyway, as would similar events in the coming 24-48 hrs.
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DVB Cornwall6,607 posts since 4 Dec 2003
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ITV win horse racing rights from 2017

Two matters,

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
DVB Cornwall6,607 posts since 4 Dec 2003
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The Freeview Thread

Thankfully Radio Spectrum doesn't respect borders, this'll be done through the ITU and will apply regardless of membership or otherwise of inter governmental groups.

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.
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