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CNN International & Domestic

(January 2006)

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NG
noggin Founding member
CNN Domestic no longer has much credibility, since they went full politics under Zucker. This is clearly the most unstable, nuttiest and psychotic administration ever seen in the US. I guess after getting daily bomb, death, anthrax threats from normal Trump supporters, coupled with the unprecedented childish daily bashing for 5 1/2 years from the Administration....i guess, one can only expect a harder reaction. Not that it makes it right. But we are in unprecedented times. Nothing surprises me any more. But why anyone chooses to watch those Trump propaganda "briefings" for any actual information is the most shocking thing. I'd rather clean my toenails with a shrimp fork.


I believe Zucker's past was more on the general entertainment side of network TV, and that's what he tried to bridge CNN into. It's all about emotion, which is what driving ratings and ad bucks. And as most of you know, even other specialist non-fiction channels (e.g. History Channel, Discovery) have threaded in that direction.

On another note, Hala has shown her behind-the-scenes typical work-from-home day just a few minutes ago. She indicated that her husband is a cameraman. Though I'm not sure if he's a professional cameraman, let alone working at CNN, she sure is lucky to have him as well as those pieces of broadcast equipment lying around at home. And she said that the the full resolution video viewers watch is sent all via the internet. That must be an extremely fast internet package for a residential property she has.


10Mbs of reliable upstream connectivity will get you reasonable results with a decent encoder and some protection using Zixxi, SRT or similar. You have a slight trade off between latency and quality.

It's not technically 'broadcast quality' - but for talking heads without a huge amount of motion that's not bad. Most modern broadband connections will support that. I get around 18Mbs upstream/68Mbs downstream on my regular VDSL connection in London.
CH
Charles
On another note, Hala has shown her behind-the-scenes typical work-from-home day just a few minutes ago. She indicated that her husband is a cameraman. Though I'm not sure if he's a professional cameraman, let alone working at CNN, she sure is lucky to have him as well as those pieces of broadcast equipment lying around at home. And she said that the the full resolution video viewers watch is sent all via the internet. That must be an extremely fast internet package for a residential property she has.


Her husband is in fact a CNN photographer. His name is Christian Streib. Hala's been showing a little bit of her setup on her Instragram page.

I also liked how they quietly showed the two of them working together near the end of this promo that aired a few years ago:

RK
Rkolsen
CNN Domestic no longer has much credibility, since they went full politics under Zucker. This is clearly the most unstable, nuttiest and psychotic administration ever seen in the US. I guess after getting daily bomb, death, anthrax threats from normal Trump supporters, coupled with the unprecedented childish daily bashing for 5 1/2 years from the Administration....i guess, one can only expect a harder reaction. Not that it makes it right. But we are in unprecedented times. Nothing surprises me any more. But why anyone chooses to watch those Trump propaganda "briefings" for any actual information is the most shocking thing. I'd rather clean my toenails with a shrimp fork.


I believe Zucker's past was more on the general entertainment side of network TV, and that's what he tried to bridge CNN into. It's all about emotion, which is what driving ratings and ad bucks. And as most of you know, even other specialist non-fiction channels (e.g. History Channel, Discovery) have threaded in that direction.

On another note, Hala has shown her behind-the-scenes typical work-from-home day just a few minutes ago. She indicated that her husband is a cameraman. Though I'm not sure if he's a professional cameraman, let alone working at CNN, she sure is lucky to have him as well as those pieces of broadcast equipment lying around at home. And she said that the the full resolution video viewers watch is sent all via the internet. That must be an extremely fast internet package for a residential property she has.


10Mbs of reliable upstream connectivity will get you reasonable results with a decent encoder and some protection using Zixxi, SRT or similar. You have a slight trade off between latency and quality.

It's not technically 'broadcast quality' - but for talking heads without a huge amount of motion that's not bad. Most modern broadband connections will support that. I get around 18Mbs upstream/68Mbs downstream on my regular VDSL connection in London.


She also could be bonded connections to split the upstream quality over a wired internet connection and one or two cellular.
HE
headliner101
CNN Domestic no longer has much credibility, since they went full politics under Zucker. This is clearly the most unstable, nuttiest and psychotic administration ever seen in the US. I guess after getting daily bomb, death, anthrax threats from normal Trump supporters, coupled with the unprecedented childish daily bashing for 5 1/2 years from the Administration....i guess, one can only expect a harder reaction. Not that it makes it right. But we are in unprecedented times. Nothing surprises me any more. But why anyone chooses to watch those Trump propaganda "briefings" for any actual information is the most shocking thing. I'd rather clean my toenails with a shrimp fork.


I believe Zucker's past was more on the general entertainment side of network TV, and that's what he tried to bridge CNN into. It's all about emotion, which is what driving ratings and ad bucks. And as most of you know, even other specialist non-fiction channels (e.g. History Channel, Discovery) have threaded in that direction.

On another note, Hala has shown her behind-the-scenes typical work-from-home day just a few minutes ago. She indicated that her husband is a cameraman. Though I'm not sure if he's a professional cameraman, let alone working at CNN, she sure is lucky to have him as well as those pieces of broadcast equipment lying around at home. And she said that the the full resolution video viewers watch is sent all via the internet. That must be an extremely fast internet package for a residential property she has.


10Mbs of reliable upstream connectivity will get you reasonable results with a decent encoder and some protection using Zixxi, SRT or similar. You have a slight trade off between latency and quality.

It's not technically 'broadcast quality' - but for talking heads without a huge amount of motion that's not bad. Most modern broadband connections will support that. I get around 18Mbs upstream/68Mbs downstream on my regular VDSL connection in London.


No contest from me that the video quality looks incredible given that it has to go through the internet and it's also amazing to see her see the output in real time through a laptop.
GL
glondon
CNN Domestic no longer has much credibility, since they went full politics under Zucker. This is clearly the most unstable, nuttiest and psychotic administration ever seen in the US. I guess after getting daily bomb, death, anthrax threats from normal Trump supporters, coupled with the unprecedented childish daily bashing for 5 1/2 years from the Administration....i guess, one can only expect a harder reaction. Not that it makes it right. But we are in unprecedented times. Nothing surprises me any more. But why anyone chooses to watch those Trump propaganda "briefings" for any actual information is the most shocking thing. I'd rather clean my toenails with a shrimp fork.


I believe Zucker's past was more on the general entertainment side of network TV, and that's what he tried to bridge CNN into. It's all about emotion, which is what driving ratings and ad bucks. And as most of you know, even other specialist non-fiction channels (e.g. History Channel, Discovery) have threaded in that direction.

On another note, Hala has shown her behind-the-scenes typical work-from-home day just a few minutes ago. She indicated that her husband is a cameraman. Though I'm not sure if he's a professional cameraman, let alone working at CNN, she sure is lucky to have him as well as those pieces of broadcast equipment lying around at home. And she said that the the full resolution video viewers watch is sent all via the internet. That must be an extremely fast internet package for a residential property she has.


10Mbs of reliable upstream connectivity will get you reasonable results with a decent encoder and some protection using Zixxi, SRT or similar. You have a slight trade off between latency and quality.

It's not technically 'broadcast quality' - but for talking heads without a huge amount of motion that's not bad. Most modern broadband connections will support that. I get around 18Mbs upstream/68Mbs downstream on my regular VDSL connection in London.


I'm in London and the average speed is about 70Mbs but a lot of people go for packages that offer up to 1000Mbs so I'm sure that Hala and her husband would have the best.
On another note, it was interesting to learn that she does not have a teleprompter - just notes on an iPad on the table. I would never have guessed! Her anchoring is still fluid, no ums or ahs, no confusion. True pro!
MA
Markymark

I believe Zucker's past was more on the general entertainment side of network TV, and that's what he tried to bridge CNN into. It's all about emotion, which is what driving ratings and ad bucks. And as most of you know, even other specialist non-fiction channels (e.g. History Channel, Discovery) have threaded in that direction.

On another note, Hala has shown her behind-the-scenes typical work-from-home day just a few minutes ago. She indicated that her husband is a cameraman. Though I'm not sure if he's a professional cameraman, let alone working at CNN, she sure is lucky to have him as well as those pieces of broadcast equipment lying around at home. And she said that the the full resolution video viewers watch is sent all via the internet. That must be an extremely fast internet package for a residential property she has.


10Mbs of reliable upstream connectivity will get you reasonable results with a decent encoder and some protection using Zixxi, SRT or similar. You have a slight trade off between latency and quality.

It's not technically 'broadcast quality' - but for talking heads without a huge amount of motion that's not bad. Most modern broadband connections will support that. I get around 18Mbs upstream/68Mbs downstream on my regular VDSL connection in London.


I'm in London and the average speed is about 70Mbs but a lot of people go for packages that offer up to 1000Mbs so I'm sure that Hala and her husband would have the best.
On another note, it was interesting to learn that she does not have a teleprompter - just notes on an iPad on the table. I would never have guessed! Her anchoring is still fluid, no ums or ahs, no confusion. True pro!


You're talking download speeds there. With VDSL upload (which is the important parameter here) it maxes out at 19 Mb/s

I also get 70/19 but I'm 100 metres from the VDSL cabinet, if you live further away, regardless of location, you'll get less for both. Our last house was 1km from the cabinet, 40/7 there.

FTTP etc services allow higher speeds, and distance from the cabinet etc is irrelevant but you can pay silly money for anything above about 150 downstream, and I don't think the upstream is terribly generous still on most packages?
LL
London Lite Founding member
I'm at an advantage with VDSL where I live between the local Openreach exchange and the fibre cabinet which are equally distant to each other from my flat in my part of London.

So I easily get more than the advertised speeds (63Mbps) for TalkTalk's 76/20 package, which works out at 74 down, 18 up.

I also have access to FTTP in the block of flats through Community Fibre. For all but the gigabit plan, if you pay for 50, 150 or 400Mbps, you get the full speed at upload and download. The Gigabit speed is 920Mbps up and down.

The Ultrafast 150 plan is £25pm, which is comparable to my current TalkTalk plan which is £24.95 on a retention contract.
GL
glondon

10Mbs of reliable upstream connectivity will get you reasonable results with a decent encoder and some protection using Zixxi, SRT or similar. You have a slight trade off between latency and quality.

It's not technically 'broadcast quality' - but for talking heads without a huge amount of motion that's not bad. Most modern broadband connections will support that. I get around 18Mbs upstream/68Mbs downstream on my regular VDSL connection in London.


I'm in London and the average speed is about 70Mbs but a lot of people go for packages that offer up to 1000Mbs so I'm sure that Hala and her husband would have the best.
On another note, it was interesting to learn that she does not have a teleprompter - just notes on an iPad on the table. I would never have guessed! Her anchoring is still fluid, no ums or ahs, no confusion. True pro!


You're talking download speeds there. With VDSL upload (which is the important parameter here) it maxes out at 19 Mb/s

I also get 70/19 but I'm 100 metres from the VDSL cabinet, if you live further away, regardless of location, you'll get less for both. Our last house was 1km from the cabinet, 40/7 there.

FTTP etc services allow higher speeds, and distance from the cabinet etc is irrelevant but you can pay silly money for anything above about 150 downstream, and I don't think the upstream is terribly generous still on most packages?


Hyperoptic! Upload is same speed as download. I pay for the 150 package and it averages about 170 up/down. Didn't seem worth it to pay for the 1000Mbs. I don't do enough to warrant the 150 in the first place! £28 pm.
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LL
London Lite Founding member

I'm in London and the average speed is about 70Mbs but a lot of people go for packages that offer up to 1000Mbs so I'm sure that Hala and her husband would have the best.
On another note, it was interesting to learn that she does not have a teleprompter - just notes on an iPad on the table. I would never have guessed! Her anchoring is still fluid, no ums or ahs, no confusion. True pro!


You're talking download speeds there. With VDSL upload (which is the important parameter here) it maxes out at 19 Mb/s

I also get 70/19 but I'm 100 metres from the VDSL cabinet, if you live further away, regardless of location, you'll get less for both. Our last house was 1km from the cabinet, 40/7 there.

FTTP etc services allow higher speeds, and distance from the cabinet etc is irrelevant but you can pay silly money for anything above about 150 downstream, and I don't think the upstream is terribly generous still on most packages?


Hyperoptic! Upload is same speed as download. I pay for the 150 package and it averages about 170 up/down. Didn't seem worth it to pay for the 1000Mbs. I don't do enough to warrant the 150 in the first place! £28 pm.


My housing association has a contract with Hyperoptic, but sub-contracted some of the builds to Community Fibre as they didn't have the capacity to do all of the buildings.
MA
Markymark

You're talking download speeds there. With VDSL upload (which is the important parameter here) it maxes out at 19 Mb/s

I also get 70/19 but I'm 100 metres from the VDSL cabinet, if you live further away, regardless of location, you'll get less for both. Our last house was 1km from the cabinet, 40/7 there.

FTTP etc services allow higher speeds, and distance from the cabinet etc is irrelevant but you can pay silly money for anything above about 150 downstream, and I don't think the upstream is terribly generous still on most packages?


Hyperoptic! Upload is same speed as download. I pay for the 150 package and it averages about 170 up/down. Didn't seem worth it to pay for the 1000Mbs. I don't do enough to warrant the 150 in the first place! £28 pm.


My housing association has a contract with Hyperoptic, but sub-contracted some of the builds to Community Fibre as they didn't have the capacity to do all of the buildings.


One of our lads was considering a new build flat two years ago. That was served by Hyperoptic, I looked for him at his options, and they were poor and expensive, so it's good to see the situation has massively improved (It wasn't the reason he rejected the flat BTW!)
LL
London Lite Founding member

Hyperoptic! Upload is same speed as download. I pay for the 150 package and it averages about 170 up/down. Didn't seem worth it to pay for the 1000Mbs. I don't do enough to warrant the 150 in the first place! £28 pm.


My housing association has a contract with Hyperoptic, but sub-contracted some of the builds to Community Fibre as they didn't have the capacity to do all of the buildings.


One of our lads was considering a new build flat two years ago. That was served by Hyperoptic, I looked for him at his options, and they were poor and expensive, so it's good to see the situation has massively improved (It wasn't the reason he rejected the flat BTW!)


Hyperoptic prices as of today for a 12 month contract:

50 Mbps - £22
150 Mbps - £29
500 Mbps - £44
900 Mbps- £49

Community Fibre:

50 Mbps - £20
150 Mbps - £25
400 Mbps - £40
920 Mbps - £50
CH
Charles
Since we were talking about Rosemary, I thought I'd share this clip that I just stumbled upon from April 1999. Some other classic clips are in that Youtube channel as well.



Also, I'm pretty sure this has been posted before, but here's an hour of CNNI European prime time from 2005. I also had no idea that NPR's Guy Raz was very briefly a CNN corespondent in Jerusalem!

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