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noggin14,761 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Weird isn't it - and you get the Sky version in full 1080i50 at a ridiculously high bitrate Surprised


iPlayer on Sky distribution is handled by Sky via their CDN I believe - so the BBC doesn't have to 'pay per bit' (so higher bitrates don't cost the BBC anything).

Sky, it seems, are keen for their Catch Up service to be decent quality it seems, with Sky content also usually having a Dolby 5.1 audio track if the linear transmission did.

All4 and ITV Hub on Sky are 1080i25 at a decent bitrate. On their web streaming versions they are 576p25 at a low bitrate (adverts are 360p25 - or were last time I checked)


Just checked Love Island and it's 896x504 on the standard ITV Hub. Amazon's ITV Hub+ channel is 1920x1080.


Is it p25 or p50 on ITV Hub+?
DVB Cornwall9,154 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
Post Cancellation EMs

16 Jan - Your subscription has been cancelled
18 Jan - Was it something we said?
24 Jan - Your Subscription has ended
25 Jan - It's not too late to change your mind
27 Jan - Gone so soon?
31 Jan - Psst You might want to revist Britbox

(and I have a feeling that it might continue for a while longer)
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buster1,829 posts since 15 Mar 2006
London London
About 15 classic Coronation Street episodes have gone up today including the first episode (to coincide with the 10,000th episode tonight).

Curiously the first 1977 episode ("episode 18" presumably of that year) starts with the Granada endcap (inc copyright/date) instead of the usual frontcap. Is that how it went out or has it been "reconstructed"?
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what gave kudos
what312 posts since 11 Mar 2018
HTV West Points West
About 15 classic Coronation Street episodes have gone up today including the first episode (to coincide with the 10,000th episode tonight).

Curiously the first 1977 episode ("episode 18" presumably of that year) starts with the Granada endcap (inc copyright/date) instead of the usual frontcap. Is that how it went out or has it been "reconstructed"?

The first ever episode also has what appears to be a reconstructed endcap, with copyright in the font used by Granada Plus.
james-20016,012 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
Probably has something to do with the fact that most 60s episodes only survive as telerecordings made for international export, with various export front & endcaps, rather than the originals. The copy on the Network DVD has a "Granada Television International" endcap, with the G-arrow logo and a 1969 copyright date. Presumably the version on BritBox has a "new" front and endcap mocked up rather than using that one.
nwtv20038,510 posts since 5 Jan 2003
Granada North West Today
I’ve noticed in the last few days that BritBox is now available on Amazon Fire TV. The App’s ratings aren’t too great however.

Apologies if it’s been mentioned is there anywhere online where you can see which shows are on the platform? I’m interested in taking the free trial and maybe a limited subscription, but not really seeking to commit.
steve
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