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Old 03-06-2008, 18:47
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Just watching the tennis from Roland Garros on British Eurosport and saw an ad for Eurosport HD. Nothing more .. no channel number of details but it was on Sky 410.
Eurosport HD is available on other european platforms such as Canal Digital. Has been testing just prior to the tennis and will have HD coverage of the Tour de France.
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Old 03-06-2008, 18:50
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dont suppose this is available on a channel we can manually tune to on our sky HD box. Guess it must be on another satellite. Wish i had a powered dish!!!
On Hotbird at 13 east but is encrypted.
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Old 03-06-2008, 18:57
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I think this is a key point, British Eurosport is different to the free to air Eurosport in the rest of Europe. It'll go HD eventually, but probably not anything to get too excited about quite yet.
Eurosport used to be FTA until it switched from analogue to digital except for the remaining analogue service, Eurosport Deutschland which is still on air at 19 east.
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Old 03-06-2008, 19:32
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On Hotbird at 13 east but is encrypted.
It was open well, I saw it yesterday, Tennis was on
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Old 03-06-2008, 19:46
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I think this is a key point, British Eurosport is different to the free to air Eurosport in the rest of Europe. It'll go HD eventually, but probably not anything to get too excited about quite yet.
Of course its different, British Eurosport is rubbish.
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Old 03-06-2008, 21:06
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Of course its different, British Eurosport is rubbish.
I agree with that, Its all the rubbish that Sky etc dont want.
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Old 03-06-2008, 21:21
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I agree with that, Its all the rubbish that Sky etc dont want.
Not sure why you feel the need to contribute to a thread regarding a channel you dont like. Some people like me like a wide variety of sport not covered by the likes of sky. Seeing this in HD quality would be great for us. I am not massively into movies but dont complain about sky investing in HD movie channels so people who are can watch them.
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Old 03-06-2008, 21:22
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Good if it was HD. Their pictures from the French Open are rubbish compared to the BBC i coverage. They haven't really got the hang of SD yet.
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Old 04-06-2008, 17:28
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I was watching the Tennis on Eurosport this afternoon and they kept advertising the HD channel on several occasions.This was in English so what's happening about an HD channel for us poor devils with our Sky HD boxes.So with ITV HD that's 2 channels we are being teased by.
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Old 04-06-2008, 17:32
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I was watching the Tennis on Eurosport this afternoon and they kept advertising the HD channel on several occasions.This was in English so what's happening about an HD channel for us poor devils with our Sky HD boxes.So with ITV HD that's 2 channels we are being teased by.
Thank your lucky stars you ain't got a V+ box.
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Old 04-06-2008, 21:01
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It was open well, I saw it yesterday, Tennis was on
reported as being temporarily FTA in another thread (non 28 forum) along with C+ sport on Hotbird & Astra. For C+ sport frequencies look at FTA gems at top of page on non 28 forum
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Old 05-07-2008, 13:14
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. . .and now the Tour de France has started! Come on Sky/Eurosport.


Anyone have any updated news?
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Old 05-07-2008, 13:54
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espiecilly with small graphic apearing reguarly saying also available in HD in English on tour de france on british eurosport.
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Old 06-07-2008, 10:03
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Why are us Brits getting short changed?

Crappy 4:3 SD picture.

Eurosport says it is not "commercially viable" to go 16:9 or HD for the UK market. So why not just give us the International Feed like we used to have in the old analogue days. Most of us can work out the difference between CET and BST
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Old 06-07-2008, 10:04
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espiecilly with small graphic apearing reguarly saying also available in HD in English on tour de france on british eurosport.
Jim
I agree, bad FULL 4:3 coverage on Eurosport or part time coverage 16:9 picture on ITV but way too many adverts
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Old 06-07-2008, 10:09
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Why are us Brits getting short changed?

Crappy 4:3 SD picture.

Eurosport says it is not "commercially viable" to go 16:9 or HD for the UK market. So why not just give us the International Feed like we used to have in the old analogue days. Most of us can work out the difference between CET and BST
Is the European HD feed FTA or scrambled??
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Old 06-07-2008, 10:12
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Is the European HD feed FTA or scrambled??
IIRC the feed is scrambled.

Question is what would we rather have?

Brit Eurosport in SD 4:3 with "in shot presenters" which is "slightly" tailored made for the UK audience?

or

International Eurosport HD with NO "in shot presenters" with some sports that may not be favoured in the UK.

I know what i would prefer
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Old 10-07-2008, 19:26
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A new test stream has been added to a Sky HD transponder so Eurosport HD should be launching soon :

Transponder : 12344 H
Symbol Rate : 29500 (ie: can't be 'Add Channel' on a Sky box)
FEC : 3/4
Label : 3804

EPG
17:15-19:15 : Live Junior World Athletics Champs
19:15-21:00 : Boxing - Arthur Abraham v. Pablo Diaz Miranda
21:00-22:00 : Tour de France
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Old 10-07-2008, 20:01
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Is it showing the HD channel now or is it showing blackscreen or Eurosport News?

Can't wait for this, hopefully it will be on Sky before the Tour of France ends.
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Old 10-07-2008, 20:01
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A new test stream has been added to a Sky HD transponder so Eurosport HD should be launching soon :

Transponder : 12344 H
Symbol Rate : 29500 (ie: can't be 'Add Channel' on a Sky box)
FEC : 3/4
Label : 3804

EPG
17:15-19:15 : Live Junior World Athletics Champs
19:15-21:00 : Boxing - Arthur Abraham v. Pablo Diaz Miranda
21:00-22:00 : Tour de France
Great news wish they would get a move on. Annoying that they test it in a way that we cant see using add chanel
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Old 10-07-2008, 20:12
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Great news wish they would get a move on. Annoying that they test it in a way that we cant see using add chanel
This is something I hope the new EPG tailors for the ability to tune DVB-S2 transponders
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Old 10-07-2008, 20:20
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Great news wish they would get a move on. Annoying that they test it in a way that we cant see using add chanel
Thats the very reason we in ROI can't receive C4HD, even though C4 itself is a subscription channel on the EPG here.

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Old 10-07-2008, 20:22
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Viewable with a Humax HDCI 2000 and Sky viewing card BTW.
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Old 10-07-2008, 20:25
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Great news wish they would get a move on. Annoying that they test it in a way that we cant see using add chanel

Thats the very reason we in ROI can't receive C4HD, even though C4 itself is a subscription channel on the EPG here.[/quote]

You can get the FTA Freesat version of C4 now in 'add channels'
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Old 10-07-2008, 20:27
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Fingers crossed
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