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DVB Cornwall9,189 posts since 4 Dec 2003
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The Sport Thread

From my time in the business there were frequent examples of this happening with rogue carriers. Sometime ago there was a plan to prohibit activation of critical carriers without a dual key operation. The technicalities were thought out, tested and a plan prepared but the building of the control system (and who should pay for it) stopped a practical implementation globally.
DVB Cornwall9,189 posts since 4 Dec 2003
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Five cuts budget but 'Milkshake' back on Agenda

From an article in Media Guardian today - 'Milkshake' is back on the Agenda ..........

Airey also said the broadcaster was still "actively looking" to launch a standalone pre-school digital channel based on its successful Milkshake programming strand on Five.

She said the broadcaster did not want to pay for any more spectrum, with the new service expected to air during the day on either the Fiver or Five USA digital channel slot, along the same lines as the BBC's children's channels CBeebies and CBBC, which share spectrum with BBC3 and BBC4.

"I had a meeting about it this week," Airey said. "The economics of it are quite compelling. It is something we are still actively looking at. I suspect we will make a decision by the end of the year."
DVB Cornwall9,189 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight

The Sport Thread


As for other sport, I bet the BBC are wishing they'd put the diving on BBC2 now tonight. I don't see either why the World Swimming Championships couldn't be live on BBC2 next week either - it's roughly 5-7pm each night, so could easily be accommodated.


... rights issues I suspect, I note they acquired delayed rights this morning and showed highlights on BBC TWO at lunchtime, I would have expected them to be shown in the early evening, For those who were unable to see them they'll be on the iPlayer from mid afternoon ...

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DVB Cornwall9,189 posts since 4 Dec 2003
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The Sport Thread

In terms of TV sports ratings in general, I suppose you'd also need to factor in that the cricket on Sunday was up against the final round of the Open Golf - something that both the R&A and the ECB are reported to be unhappy with.

But yes, such low ratings for an England Ashes victory at Lords undoubtedly shows that Test Cricket should be live on terrestrial television.

Slightly OT, but I've never really understood why the ECB don't schedule more Test matches from Wednesday-Sunday rather than Thursday-Monday. I know its 'tradition', but it would make sense from a ratings point of view.


Finish on a Sunday? - No - Gate Suicide. Saturday and Sunday for most tests are the busiest spectator days. Rattle theough the innings, the match ends at 1pm Saturday, this prospect would put people off, but the critical element would be the refunding of the entry fee for the Sunday in it's entirety as is the practice. Wouldn't work.
DVB Cornwall9,189 posts since 4 Dec 2003
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The Sport Thread

Dan Walker?

Superb reporter, BUT I think he seems happy enough doing the News Channel with the occasional awayday. He'd be a loss to the NC if he was to move from reporting to presentation.

I suspect the whole question of Salford would enter anyone's thoughts with BBC Sport moves now. If he wants to stay in London it'd be daft to do a programme that will end up at Media City. I'm presuming that the NC's sports reporters will stay in London post MC's opening.
DVB Cornwall9,189 posts since 4 Dec 2003
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ZDF heute

.... as an aside

Have been having a look at their player software, works like a treat and most content seems NOT to be GeoIP locked, Works well at maximum speed and looks fantastic on my Sony LCD via HDMI. Performs better (didn't think I'd say that in a hurry) than the iPlayer in SD mode,.

Will try some livestreaming tomorrow.
DVB Cornwall9,189 posts since 4 Dec 2003
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Scottish Premier League 2009 onwards

SPL TV deal completed with SKY & ESPN

At today’s AGM, the clubs agreed a £65 million deal with Sky and ESPN to screen 60 live Clydesdale Bank Premier League matches each season across the UK and Ireland.

The deal will last until the end of season 2011/12 with the SPL having an option to extend for a further two seasons.

Sky and ESPN will both cover 30 live Clydesdale Bank Premier League games each season.

www.scotprem.com
DVB Cornwall9,189 posts since 4 Dec 2003
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ESPN UK - Developed in less than two months

SPL TV deal completed with SKY & ESPN

At today’s AGM, the clubs agreed a £65 million deal with Sky and ESPN to screen 60 live Clydesdale Bank Premier League matches each season across the UK and Ireland.

The deal will last until the end of season 2011/12 with the SPL having an option to extend for a further two seasons.

Sky and ESPN will both cover 30 live Clydesdale Bank Premier League games each season.

www.scotprem.com