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**DONOTDELETE**
01-21-2002, 10:07 PM
My contacts at EVU say they will be carrying the Boston Fox EDTV (480p 16:9) Superbowl broadcast.

They are also very optimistic about the Olympics, now that Boston NBC is on line with HDTV.


[This message has been edited by Ken H (edited 01-21-2002).]

**DONOTDELETE**
01-21-2002, 10:30 PM
Thank You BEV!! Now I can plan that Super Bowl Party.

**DONOTDELETE**
01-21-2002, 10:35 PM
Will the non-HD BEVers get to see:

Boston Fox
Seattle Fox

or will they see....
Global's sim-sub of Fox's Superbowl?
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BTW-I fully expect that Rochester Fox to be sim-subbed by Global Saint John on StarChoice(here in NS).

I plan to watch Spokane Fox.

**DONOTDELETE**
01-21-2002, 10:37 PM
I guess an SDTV coverage would be enough...

**DONOTDELETE**
01-21-2002, 10:38 PM
Which channelwill it be on? I am guessing 286.

Arthur
01-21-2002, 10:40 PM
With any luck channel 299 will have it in "Super Definition" widescreen.

Geoff
01-21-2002, 10:43 PM
That's good news.
My letter campaign to BEV can stop now.

thanks Ken

**DONOTDELETE**
01-21-2002, 10:52 PM
Ya it wont be as good as hdtv but at least we can see the real commercials (lol). BEV i hope will pick up the MAV LAKERS game from HDNET as well (which is real hdtv) so that I can show my guests the amazing difference between the two standards. To bad FOX is too cheap!

SatMike
01-21-2002, 11:09 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Geneva, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Geoff:
That's good news.
My letter campaign to BEV can stop now.

thanks Ken<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Did you threaten to go back to SC? http://www.kusat.com/forums/images/icons/smile.gif

**DONOTDELETE**
01-21-2002, 11:18 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Geneva, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SatMike:
Did you threaten to go back to SC? http://www.kusat.com/forums/images/icons/smile.gif

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Did SC pick it up too? This is great news for Football fans. http://www.kusat.com/forums/images/icons/smile.gif

**DONOTDELETE**
01-22-2002, 01:53 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Geneva, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by dakota290:

Did SC pick it up too? This is great news for Football fans. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

....And spend another $120 for a UHF antenna to get WJBK-DT Detroit -- hardly likely.....

another Urban Legend bites the dust - the mythical Cancom fibre link from Detroit to Windsor must be stuck at Customs

**DONOTDELETE**
01-22-2002, 03:56 AM
Good news! I'm not much of a football fan (unless the game is being played in a blizzard!) but U2 at halftime, in 480P widescreen, should be cool. And once again Expressvu shows us their commitment to satisfying their HD subscribers http://www.kusat.com/forums/images/icons/smile.gif

Ken, seeing as you seem to be somewhat plugged into Expressvu's HD plans, is there any indication as to what they're going to do with their hockey and lacrosse pickups from HDNet?

The assumption has been they'll tie it into the Center Ice subscriptions--although I don't know how they could do that with the lacrosse--but I've yet to see any official word, and they're starting to post the hockey and lacrosse schedules for February and March on the HDnfo channel.

Also, HDNet has bolstered their hockey schedule through to the end of the season, which might tip the balance if we're going to be expected to pony up for Center Ice to keep the HD hockey coming.

Geoff
01-22-2002, 04:02 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Geneva, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Living Legend:
Good news! I'm not much of a football fan (unless the game is being played in a blizzard!) but U2 at halftime, in 480P widescreen, should be cool. And once again Expressvu shows us their commitment to satisfying their HD subscribers http://www.kusat.com/forums/images/icons/smile.gif

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don't get your hopes up.
Lasts years CBS HD half time show was in SD.
This not to say that FOX will do the same ,all I'm saying is just because the game is 480p , doesn't mean half time will be.
Let's keep our fingers crossed.

**DONOTDELETE**
01-22-2002, 04:17 AM
One of the "advantages" of the Fox Widescreen EDTV broadcast, is that the entire deal will be in the same format. So U2 should be in glorious 16:9 480p, as well as the pre-pre-pre game show, the pre-pre game show, the pre-game show.....

...well, you get the idea.

**DONOTDELETE**
01-22-2002, 04:17 AM
&gt;&gt;Let's keep our fingers crossed.

Straight from the horse's mouth:

&gt;&gt;Fox's Jim Defilippis told Craig Birkmaier, moderator of the OpenDTV newsgroup, "The production of the game, pre-game, and halftime show will be 480i60 widescreen (16:9). All cameras will be set for widescreen and the show will be produced in the shoot wide/protect 4 X 3 mode... The 16 X 9 is the full production mix, with the 4 X 3 derived; thus for the first time the DTV viewer will have everything the NTSC viewer sees and more.

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01-22-2002, 04:18 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Geneva, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Living Legend:
Ken, seeing as you seem to be somewhat plugged into Expressvu's HD plans, is there any indication as to what they're going to do with their hockey and lacrosse pickups from HDNet?
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Sorry, I have no info regarding this.

Geoff
01-22-2002, 04:32 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Geneva, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Living Legend:
&gt;&gt;Let's keep our fingers crossed.

Straight from the horse's mouth:

&gt;&gt;Fox's Jim Defilippis told Craig Birkmaier, moderator of the OpenDTV newsgroup, "The production of the game, pre-game, and halftime show will be 480i60 widescreen (16:9). All cameras will be set for widescreen and the show will be produced in the shoot wide/protect 4 X 3 mode... The 16 X 9 is the full production mix, with the 4 X 3 derived; thus for the first time the DTV viewer will have everything the NTSC viewer sees and more.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well there ya go.
Let the game(s) begin.

**DONOTDELETE**
01-22-2002, 04:45 AM
Who needs U2 at half time when NBC is showing Platboy Playmates on Fear factor http://www.kusat.com/forums/images/icons/smile.gif

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01-22-2002, 06:04 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Geneva, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by northof60:
Who needs U2 at half time when NBC is showing Platboy Playmates on Fear factor http://www.kusat.com/forums/images/icons/smile.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I do!

U2 rules

Shadedmuse
01-22-2002, 06:10 AM
SC should simsub all four FOX stations No matter where you live in Canada, by only Simsubing one then people can tune to the other.

peternm22
01-22-2002, 07:12 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Geneva, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Shadedmuse:
SC should simsub all four FOX stations No matter where you live in Canada, by only Simsubing one then people can tune to the other.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

FYI, SC only has 3 Fox stations. Rochester, Spokane and Seattle.

Peter

**DONOTDELETE**
01-22-2002, 12:28 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Geneva, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Ken H:
My contacts at EVU say they will be carrying the Boston Fox EDTV (480p 16:9) Superbowl broadcast.

They are also very optimistic about the Olympics, now that Boston NBC is on line with HDTV.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

May I ask what sort of contacts you're referring to Ken? I don't mean their names or positions or anything like that, but I'd just like to make sure we're not getting excited over some CSR's invention or rumour du jour. http://www.kusat.com/forums/images/icons/smile.gif

**DONOTDELETE**
01-22-2002, 03:12 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Geneva, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JunoWho:
May I ask what sort of contacts you're referring to Ken? I don't mean their names or positions or anything like that, but I'd just like to make sure we're not getting excited over some CSR's invention or rumour du jour. http://www.kusat.com/forums/images/icons/smile.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>For those of you that don't know, Ken H is the moderator of the HDTV section on the AVScience Forum. In that position he has made many contacts in the industry. I am sure his source for this Superbowl information is much higher up the ladder than a CSR.

**DONOTDELETE**
01-22-2002, 03:39 PM
When asked about the Superbowl broadcast, my contacts at SC said "What's a Super Bowl?

**DONOTDELETE**
01-23-2002, 05:16 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Geneva, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Frank Wilbur:
For those of you that don't know, Ken H is the moderator of the HDTV section on the AVScience Forum. In that position he has made many contacts in the industry. I am sure his source for this Superbowl information is much higher up the ladder than a CSR.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks Frank, that's good to know. It's happened too often that someone's repeated something from an unreliable source and people got annoyed when it turned out to be untrue. I wouldn't want that to happen with something as big as the SuperBowl

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01-23-2002, 05:22 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Geneva, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JunoWho:
May I ask what sort of contacts you're referring to Ken? I don't mean their names or positions or anything like that, but I'd just like to make sure we're not getting excited over some CSR's invention or rumour du jour. http://www.kusat.com/forums/images/icons/smile.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


No problem, I understand your concern. For your reference, I speak directly with ExpressVu programming managers & executives.

One of my past conversations was regarding addition of HDNet to the ExpressVu line up. That turned out quite nicely, yes?

And Frank is right; I am Ken H of the AVS HDTV Forums.

**DONOTDELETE**
01-23-2002, 05:28 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Geneva, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by dakota290:
Any news you hear about the olympics please let us know, and Masters Golf <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

As I mentioned above, it looks very good for EVU to have the NBC HDTV Olympic coverage.

The Masters will be on CBS, but they have not announced if it will be in HDTV, or not. The last two years were in HDTV, but in the end it will come down to sponsorship dollars. If someone bellies up to the bar, it will happen, and EVU will have it.


[This message has been edited by Ken H (edited 01-23-2002).]

**DONOTDELETE**
01-23-2002, 05:45 AM
Thanks Ken for your great insight and help in bringing us valuable HDTV information. Hopefully 2002 will bring more HDTV programming on BEV! http://www.kusat.com/forums/images/icons/smile.gif Any news you hear about the olympics please let us know, and Masters Golf http://www.kusat.com/forums/images/icons/smile.gif

**DONOTDELETE**
01-23-2002, 10:51 PM
Hey Ken,

Can you answere my question about the Olympics in the other thread? You may know the answer...

Geoff
01-24-2002, 12:17 AM
I just recieved this.
Take it for what it's worth.


Thank you for taking the time to contact us. We hope that you are enjoying
your Bell ExpressVu Satellite system. We apologize for the delay in our
response to your recent inquiry.

At the present time, there is no information available regarding the airing
of the Super Bowl in 480p on one of our HDTV channels. However, you can rest
assured that we will let our customers know as soon as a decision is made.

**DONOTDELETE**
01-24-2002, 02:21 AM
I'll stand by my source, and in due time we shall see.

Geoff
01-24-2002, 03:46 AM
Ken ,
by no means did I doubt what you have said.
I just thought I should report what their response was , that's all.

[This message has been edited by Geoff (edited 01-23-2002).]