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BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
I was quite surprised actually Sky didn't make their F1 coverage available on at least Sky One yesterday considering it wasn't on Main Event just to flag it up a bit more to people.
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CO
cobbles
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/53312221

Southampton v Man City 5.7m peak audience.
JO
Jon Central (West) Midlands Today
FreeSport has been removed from the Freesat EPG. It continues free to air and remains on the Sky EPG as well as Freeview.
VA
valley
Exactly. Just wondering though with the crowd/natural audio option so far being split across Main Event and Premier League can regular Sky channels have two audio options running with the same video feed?


There's already been a few occasions where they've had two matches at once, with one each on Main Event and Premier League. They have simulcast a few on Action, presumably to allow the split, but I would assume that in this instance when they have several at once, on some matches there won't be the choice and you'll just get what you're given.

Related to this, the two games on Main Event and PL tonight are also being aired with stadium sound only on Action and Arena.
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Guess it's a matter of choice but I much prefer the stadium sound option and find the fake crowd noise more of a distraction than adding something of value.
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BC
Blake Connolly Founding member London London
Guess it's a matter of choice but I much prefer the stadium sound option and find the fake crowd noise more of a distraction than adding something of value.


When it's a match I'm only half-watching, the crowd noise is good as it helps to follow the flow of what's happening. But, yeah, when it's a game that has my full attention I prefer the stadium sound.
VA
valley
Guess it's a matter of choice but I much prefer the stadium sound option and find the fake crowd noise more of a distraction than adding something of value.

I agree, it does depend on the level of it in the mix though.
HA
harshy Founding member
Sky having issues with the cricket now no graphics!
HA
harshy Founding member
Are sky at the ground or remote production ?
UK
UKnews
I think they are at the ground, Whisper produced BBC highlights are remote production.

International feed moved to (what was presumably) the emergency cut bus before the domestic feed, so wasn't stuck on one camera for as long.
MA
madmusician Central (West) Midlands Today
I think they are at the ground, Whisper produced BBC highlights are remote production.

International feed moved to (what was presumably) the emergency cut bus before the domestic feed, so wasn't stuck on one camera for as long.

We'll find out tonight, but presumably Whisper are taking a clean feed and adding BBC-style graphics to the feed, rather than using world feed (Sky) graphics? I also hope that they will be using their own camera (plus some ISOs, possibly) to assist with the editing, much like how Sunset and Vine would utilise their own camera brilliantly well to get narrative shots for the edit.

And, yes, it struck me from reading the tender document that the fact that the BBC highlights are being produced off-site is largely so that the cricket highlights can be used as part of an 'out of London' production quota.

EDIT: I can answer my own question, as the BBC website clips appear to be taken from the feed that they are then editing for highlights, complete with BBC-style graphics and the TV commentary.

Interesting that this feed with graphics is being generated throughout the play, as one always had the impression that the C5 graphics were generated afterwards as part of the edit, rather than live.

Example here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/cricket/51414571?ns_mchannel=social&ns_source=twitter&ns_campaign=bbc_live&ns_linkname=5f05c962235dfd0653d1e2f2%26%262020-07-08T13%3A55%3A39.648Z&ns_fee=0&pinned_post_locator=urn:asset:869e0110-2329-4e6b-ac93-3942f556d25c&pinned_post_asset_id=5f05c962235dfd0653d1e2f2&pinned_post_type=share
Last edited by madmusician on 8 July 2020 3:29pm
UK
UKnews
The international feed got a replay of the wicket from various angles during one of the ad breaks, so even if didn't get it at the time there are plenty of options available to them for editing it in before the highlights.

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