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p_c_u_k2,069 posts since 27 Mar 2004
An ugly transparent STV logo has appeared on the Champions League coverage up here. Presumably this time round it isn't to cover up ITV4 (or whatever).

Seems pointless to be honest. I take it Border Scotland are receiving a clean feed, in which case look out for fun technical problems like last time around.
Brekkie31,981 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Do STV use the ITV Sport graphics, which practically take up the width of the screen (well, 4:3 area) with "ITV Sport", then the score and then the aggerate score - plus on ITV4 the ITV4 logo itself, which has acquired a dodgy "L i v e" underneath it.


If MU v Lyon doesn't go to extra time but Arsenal do ITV1 have said they'll show that, so I wonder if STV would do the same. I would assume if either Man Utd or Celtic go into extra time STV/ITV1 wouldn't be able to pick up live coverage of the other due to rights issues.
Stuart7,279 posts since 13 Oct 2003
p_c_u_k posted:
I take it Border Scotland are receiving a clean feed, in which case look out for fun technical problems like last time around.

Border(Scotland) are also showing the stv logo:

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Is there a reason why this match is not shown in widescreen?
p_c_u_k2,069 posts since 27 Mar 2004
That's funny. Someone in London/Leeds has presumably flipped the switch that gives STV control over their pictures and left them to it. STV could theoretically broadcast anything here and they wouldn't notice.

The usual reason for the match not being in widescreen AFAIK is because the host country aren't broadcasting it in that format, although you'd think Spanish television would be far enough advanced to manage that.
Ant3,476 posts since 11 Mar 2003
p_c_u_k posted:
That's funny. Someone in London/Leeds has presumably flipped the switch that gives STV control over their pictures and left them to it. STV could theoretically broadcast anything here and they wouldn't notice.

The usual reason for the match not being in widescreen AFAIK is because the host country aren't broadcasting it in that format, although you'd think Spanish television would be far enough advanced to manage that.

Sky seem to have cropped the picture to 16:9. Terrible quality.

Anyway, why do TV channels continue to broadcast 4:3 games in a 16:9 format? I'm presuming it's because the studio sections are in 16:9?
p_c_u_k2,069 posts since 27 Mar 2004
If only STV was annoying/cynical enough to constantly bombard the screen with plugs for other STV programmes, their website, and anything else they could find...
fanoftv8,151 posts since 4 Jan 2003
StuartPlymouth posted:
p_c_u_k posted:
I take it Border Scotland are receiving a clean feed, in which case look out for fun technical problems like last time around.

Border(Scotland) are also showing the stv logo:

*

Is there a reason why this match is not shown in widescreen?


Weirdly because of the use of the default champions league scorebar, the STV logo doesn't look that bad.

Is this the first ITV Sport branding that's used the ITV SPORT logo on the scorebar without the 'SPORT' becoming the clock?
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p_c_u_k posted:
If only STV was annoying/cynical enough to constantly bombard the screen with plugs for other STV programmes, their website, and anything else they could find...


Indeed -- that would have been hilarious.
GrampianForever204 posts since 7 Oct 2007
fanoftv posted:
Weirdly because of the use of the default champions league scorebar, the STV logo doesn't look that bad.


Its not a default scorebar - its just that STV have designed it generically, theirs for example is different from Skys or from foreign broadcasters.
Nick Harvey5,036 posts since 11 Nov 2001
p_c_u_k posted:
you'd think Spanish television would be far enough advanced to manage that.

Spanish television even put the Eurovision Song Contest out in cropped 4:3, so no.