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GE
thegeek Founding member London London
The closer on the HDR feed had the new logo too - look out for it on the HD when they (eventually) go off air.
NG
noggin Founding member

Positives HDR to SDR Conversion for HD has done well no over saturation.


AIUI BT Sport are doing separate HDR coverage for their HDR10 HD stream (aimed at phones and tablets with HDR10 displays). They are also separately doing a 360/VR thing.

AIUI the host broadcast feed is UHD SDR and that is what BT Sport are using for their main SD, HD and UHD linear outlets?
HA
harshy Founding member
Did they do what Sky Italia been doing and adding an HDR effect to an SDR master feed?
GE
thegeek Founding member London London
Did they do what Sky Italia been doing and adding an HDR effect to an SDR master feed?

Read the SVG article on the previous page - they brought a separate scanner and ran a standalone 20-camera HDR OB.
There were a small number of facilities - eg interview cams - which were upmapped from SDR, but it was largely native HDR.
GE
thegeek Founding member London London

AIUI the host broadcast feed is UHD SDR and that is what BT Sport are using for their main SD, HD and UHD linear outlets?

Yup, that's right.
NG
noggin Founding member
Did they do what Sky Italia been doing and adding an HDR effect to an SDR master feed?


No - their main linear UHD feed was SDR and originated in SDR by the host broadcaster. This was also downconverted to HD and SD I believe.

Separately BT Sport provided their own HDR (HD not UHD I believe) coverage for mobile devices in HDR10. (I'm guessing the truck ran SLog3 and was converted to HDR10 downstream?)
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
The match was the highest rated programme of the day last night with over 5.5m viewers. I'd assume easily a BT record but surely close to a pay TV record to.



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UKnews
Must be a record - I think last years final hit about 2.8m, and Sky’s biggest games get in the mid to high 2m. Obviously making the channel free to view on some platforms will have helped but that is a huge audience for any channel outside of the old ‘terrestrial’ networks whether pay, FTV or FTA. That’s before you allow for the YouTube and BT Sport app streams.
LL
Larry the Loafer Granada North West Today
Is it technical restrictions or stubbornness that BT don't lift the encryption on their TV channels during their "free" coverage? It'd be so much more convenient than trying to watch online through YouTube if you don't subscribe to BT. According to Twitter, many people were having trouble, myself included, with the YouTube feed getting messy and unreliable.
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Must be a record - I think last years final hit about 2.8m, and Sky’s biggest games get in the mid to high 2m. Obviously making the channel free to view on some platforms will have helped but that is a huge audience for any channel outside of the old ‘terrestrial’ networks whether pay, FTV or FTA. That’s before you allow for the YouTube and BT Sport app streams.

As Larry said I don't think they made the channel free to view - the only free coverage was via the online streams.
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JB
JasonB London London
Unless is been mentioned, I think they changed the YouTube stream last night. During the pre-show and first half the DOG clearly said 4K UHD and during the second half it was from the BT Sport 2 HD stream.
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NG
noggin Founding member
Must be a record - I think last years final hit about 2.8m, and Sky’s biggest games get in the mid to high 2m. Obviously making the channel free to view on some platforms will have helped but that is a huge audience for any channel outside of the old ‘terrestrial’ networks whether pay, FTV or FTA. That’s before you allow for the YouTube and BT Sport app streams.


I think Virgin Media may have been the only broadcast platform that had the match outside of the normal BT paywall - or am I misunderstanding some colleagues posts on social mediat? I don't think it was available FTV or FTA on Sky (don't know about BT's platform)

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