I decided that this year I'd watch Sky 1's coverage of the New Year countdown and fireworks in London. It appeared to be a simulcast of the Sky News coverage, but without the clock and ticker.
It all seemed to be going well, until about 00:05 when they just lost any decent sound. I sat there, thinking they'd get it back - but they didn't.
The issues start at 05:38 in this video, if you're interested:
I then switched over to the BBC, who had
better sound. It seemed like they had a direct audio feed from the event organisers, whereas ITV and Sky seemed to just have a few microphones picking up all of the ambient sound.
I'm sure it's more complex than that, but can anyone explain why the BBC's sound quality was much higher?
Also, which channel did you watch the New Year fireworks with?
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