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BBC News (UK) presentation - Reith launch onwards

From Monday 15th July 2019

NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
Do we really want to see MPs in HD?


Weren't you the one who said you wanted SD channels closing?

Yes you were:
https://tvforum.uk/forums/post1188484#post-1188484 posted:
what the BBC really should be telling us is they're closing their SD channels


And now you're practically saying you want content in SD?
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Can you read my signature as well?
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MA
Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Can’t the conservative government afford hd cameras or is it they think we don’t want to see the brexit debate in all its glory in HD?

I imagine that HD cameras are quite low down on the priority list for the Conservative Government at the moment.


Aside from its (probably) not up to the government of the day to decide what gets seen in HD or not in the chambers, the upcoming restoration programme is probably the ideal time to upgrade the cameras and the facilities since the entire lot can be done in one go:
https://restorationandrenewal.parliament.uk/?page_id=178

Could do the main work to the building since I suspect the cameras would have to come down anyway and then replace them with (probably smaller) ones that may be HD capable. Any time you see them on the coverage they are hulking great things compared to those smaller ones behind the speaker's chair.


It's not just the cameras, it's the cabling, the base stations, the equipment room, and the galleries. My understanding is the main technical guts of the operation is moving into another building?
BA
bilky asko Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Can you read my signature as well?


I think he already has; his post was a damning indictment of your comedy.
LL
London Lite Founding member London London
Considering that BBC Parliament on Freeview is at a dire 544x576 resolution, it hasn't stopped the channel gaining a new audience to watch the Brexit debates.
DE
deejay Oxford
Well at least it’s full screen these days. For ages it was only 1/4 screen, accompanied by text on freeview.
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MA
Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Considering that BBC Parliament on Freeview is at a dire 544x576 resolution, it hasn't stopped the channel gaining a new audience to watch the Brexit debates.


As I've said before, 'content is king'.

I've not investigated, is there a live iplayer stream available?
SP
Spencer (previously Spencer For Hire) Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Well at least it’s full screen these days. For ages it was only 1/4 screen, accompanied by text on freeview.


And of course originally it was audio only!
DO
dosxuk Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Considering that BBC Parliament on Freeview is at a dire 544x576 resolution, it hasn't stopped the channel gaining a new audience to watch the Brexit debates.


As I've said before, 'content is king'.

I've not investigated, is there a live iplayer stream available?


BBC Parliament is available on iPlayer. There isn't a dedicated HoC stream though.
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
There were multiple streams of all the Nations legislative chambers in the UK on BBC Democracy Live, now discontinued.
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
There were multiple streams of all the Nations legislative chambers in the UK on BBC Democracy Live, now discontinued.

Yes, that should have been the way forward but it closed around the time BBC3 went online over.
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MD
mdtauk London London
I would imagine where they "decant" too, would have HD cameras and facilities - which could become the new base for Parliament media facilities, even when they move back into the restored Palace of Westminster.

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