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Brekkie27,469 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today

Thanks, though describing a choir and a couple of speeches as a "spectacular opening ceremony" really is stretching it some what.
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?
Markymark4,799 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today

Thanks, though describing a choir and a couple of speeches as a "spectacular opening ceremony" really is stretching it some what.



Ha ! You've never attended an SVG seminar 😎
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thegeek4,089 posts since 1 Jan 2002
London London
I had a little tour round the IBC area yesterday. The BBC had a couple of NEP (Visions) trucks, while many of the European PSBs had driven their own over - I saw France Televisions, Czech TV, SVT, YLE, and ARD/ZDF/WDR. ZDF had an interesting pair of shipping container-sized units with expandable sides, which I guess make more sense to bring along to big events than an HGV trailer. Some broadcasters (NBC and Globo) have a small operation on site, lots of fibres and are doing their coverage remotely.

Most of the rest was in cabins, including the host's TOC (where the various world feeds get switched to the broadcaster), and the EBU's connectivity operation. The majority of outgoing lines are by fibre, or uplinked elsewhere in Europe, but there were a couple of uplink dishes on site.

I didn't make it over to the other side of the broadcast compound, but the host broadcaster gallery includes 5 galleries. Vision control has 21 operational positions for 84 cameras. From the photo I've seen, it's quite long!
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Brekkie27,469 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
I've not seen them made available on the BBC (other than for the marathon) or on Eurosport Player but presumably each field event is available to broadcasters as a separate feed still so they can dip into individual events as they wish. A few years ago the BBC would make such things available on the red button but not at all this time, even for the few events with British interest (the Heptathlon is an obvious example).
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?
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harshy5,422 posts since 24 Mar 2001
They could have blocked out the "The news will follow shortly" caption on the clip on the actual news.

There's only one return bbc feed, maybe they couldn't get the clear feed back in time but I would have thought they would have also used the world feed.
thegeek4,089 posts since 1 Jan 2002
London London
They could have blocked out the "The news will follow shortly" caption on the clip on the actual news.

There's only one return bbc feed, maybe they couldn't get the clear feed back in time but I would have thought they would have also used the world feed.

They have a bunch of fibre connectivity from the stadium too - the satellite feed you're presumably seeing is just a backup.


The late-running also meant ZDF's Sportstudio was a bit late - though it was just a quick bike ride through the park for their presenter:

(judging by the weather and the fact that my bike's not on the rack, I think they recorded this earlier in the week)
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