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Old 16-12-2012, 11:58
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News channel Russia Today (RT) has gone widescreen on Freeview.

Does this now mean that from today all channels on Freeview offer programmes in widescreen? I'm guessing so, but can't remember if "Marketplace" on 50 is 16:9.
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Old 16-12-2012, 12:19
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News channel Russia Today (RT) has gone widescreen on Freeview.

Does this now mean that from today all channels on Freeview offer programmes in widescreen? I'm guessing so, but can't remember if "Marketplace" on 50 is 16:9.
it could be down to the channel going HD on sky today. but it would be good if all channels where widescreen as most of todays TV sets are widescreen . i think 4/3 should be left in the past as widescreen is much better
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Old 16-12-2012, 12:21
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it could be down to the channel going HD on sky today. but it would be good if all channels where widescreen as most of todays TV set are widescreen . i think 4/3 should be left in the past.
It is down to the launch of HD channel this morning.

Interesting that on Freeview, all references of the channel being "RT" are replaced by "Russia Today". On the EPG, wherever it says something like "RT Documentary" on satellite, the Freeview EPG says "Russia Today Documentary" and where there is a reference to the RT.com website, the Freeview EPG refers to the old Russiatoday.ru site.
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Old 16-12-2012, 17:22
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Russia Today gone widescreen

It's a pity that they haven't gone good, professional journalism as well.
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Old 16-12-2012, 22:24
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Russia Today gone widescreen

It's a pity that they haven't gone good, professional journalism as well.
Wouldn't that defeat the purpose of the channel?
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Old 17-12-2012, 14:05
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Wouldn't that defeat the purpose of the channel?
I've a friend who swears by the Keiser report !
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Old 17-12-2012, 15:10
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Shame, the only good thing about the channel was it was useful for checking the widescreen setting.
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Old 17-12-2012, 15:38
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..... well you can wait until Sunday lunchtime on the BBC Parliament feed ....
SD from the USA ...
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Old 17-12-2012, 15:49
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..... well you can wait until Sunday lunchtime on the BBC Parliament feed ....
SD from the USA ...
Does BBC Parly aspect ratio switch, I didn't think it did, the vintage BBC Election shows on there have always been 16P12 ?
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Old 17-12-2012, 18:45
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Does BBC Parly aspect ratio switch, I didn't think it did, the vintage BBC Election shows on there have always been 16P12 ?
No usually always 4:3 within 16:9.
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Old 17-12-2012, 19:08
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No usually always 4:3 within 16:9.
Sorry, I meant 12P16 !

14L12 14:9 Letterbox in 4:3 frame
16L12 16:9 Letterbox in 4:3 frame
16F16 Full frame 16:9
12F12 Full Frame 4:3
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Old 17-12-2012, 19:12
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RT can go HD and 3D for all I care,I still won`t watch it
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:07
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Sad to see that most of you are government sheep

RT is the best, unbiased and informative news channel in the world. If you want to hear the news stories that BBC, CNN, FOX etc refuse to show, you need to watch RT.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:19
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RT is as unbiased as all the other news channels. IE: They're NOT!
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:26
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I have a question. How come RT is on Freeview anyway? I always thought that only UK based channels that have national license can get on Freeview.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:42
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I've a friend who swears by the Keiser report !
The keiser report is ace....
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Old 05-02-2013, 13:17
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I have a question. How come RT is on Freeview anyway? I always thought that only UK based channels that have national license can get on Freeview.
The licence holder needs to be in the UK - but all this means is they have to set up a UK subsidiary - and seeing as they have a London news room they'll have one of those.

Many of the commercial TV channels in Scandinavia are licenced in the UK, even though people here can't subscribe to them!
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Old 05-02-2013, 19:08
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The licence holder needs to be in the UK - but all this means is they have to set up a UK subsidiary - and seeing as they have a London news room they'll have one of those.

Many of the commercial TV channels in Scandinavia are licenced in the UK, even though people here can't subscribe to them!
They only need to be licensed in the EU, some of the "babe on a sofa" channels are licensed in the Netherlands and still broadcast here terrestrially.
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Old 05-02-2013, 19:13
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Funny you're all talking about RT's licence: last month the ownership of the licence transferred from Information TV Ltd to Autonomous Non-profit Organisation (ANO) 'TV-Novosti' according to Ofcom.
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Old 05-02-2013, 19:17
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The satellite licence was transferred last May http://licensing.ofcom.org.uk/tv-bro...updates/052012

Despite that Info TV continue to manage the UK satellite distribution of Russia Today.
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Old 05-02-2013, 19:24
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The satellite licence was transferred last May http://licensing.ofcom.org.uk/tv-bro...updates/052012

Despite that Info TV continue to manage the UK satellite distribution of Russia Today.
Would be nice to see the Freeview EPG changing "Russia Today" to "RT" like on satellite. Seems silly to go under two different brands.
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Old 05-02-2013, 19:45
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Be nicer still if the satellite EPG changed to "Russia Today" like on Freeview. The letters "RT" are pretty meaningless, well it could be Radio Times, real tripe, rough trash, get my meaning.
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Old 05-02-2013, 19:47
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Be nicer still if the satellite EPG changed to "Russia Today" like on Freeview. The letters "RT" are pretty meaningless, well it could be Radio Times, real tripe, rough trash, get my meaning.
On-screen the channel is branded "RT" across the board, so it's Freeview that's wrong. The Russia Today name was ditched by the channel a few years back.
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Old 05-02-2013, 20:54
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On-screen the channel is branded "RT" across the board, so it's Freeview that's wrong. The Russia Today name was ditched by the channel a few years back.
It's probably because Information TV continued to refer to it as Russia Today.
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Old 05-02-2013, 21:03
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RT is great. Some very interesting magazine programmes. Although I agree you cant call it unbiased. It offers a good alternative view of the world though whether its in widescreen or not.
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