View Full Version : HD Olympics on *C - any news?

02-01-2002, 02:23 PM
I heard that EVU is running the NBC HD Feed 24 hours a day for the length of the olympics.

1)Anyone know what the line up is for *C?
2)Is Rogers providing a feed like EVU?

3)I assume the feed that EVU gets will be tape delayed like it will be in the states on HDnet?

02-01-2002, 04:14 PM
See <a target="_blank" href=http://www.canadian-tv.com/forums/showflat.php?Cat=&amp;Board=HDTV&amp;Number=28566&amp;page=0&amp;v iew=collapsed&amp;sb=5&amp;o=0&amp;fpart=>http://www.canadian-tv.com/forums/showflat.php?Cat=&amp;Board=HDTV&amp;Number=28566&amp;page=0&amp;v iew=collapsed&amp;sb=5&amp;o=0&amp;fpart=</a>

02-01-2002, 05:16 PM
I don't think Rogers will be looping the Olympics the way BEV will. Rogers will most likely just continue to show the NBC HD feed which will have 8 hrs of Olympics per day. From what I understand, BEV will take that 8hrs, and repeat it twice.

02-01-2002, 05:48 PM
*C said in Fax Flash #03 to their dealers (dated Jan 21st) that they will carry the Olympics in HDTV.

HDNet is producing all the HD material for NBC. The press release sez:

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The high definition Olympic broadcasts will air daily from 3-11 p.m. ET and will be replayed from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. ET and again from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET. The broadcasts will feature the Opening and Closing Ceremonies from Rice-Eccles Stadium, figure skating and short track speed skating from the Salt Lake Ice Center, speed skating from the Utah Olympic Oval, ski jumping from Utah Olympic Park and hockey from the E Center. The high definition format will be 1080i with Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround audio.


Rogers, Bell or *C only have access to this feed, so they should have the same schedule.

HDNet has the schedule available on their web site here:

02-01-2002, 05:54 PM
Thanks for the update. I also found what I believe to be the first mention on NBC's <a target="_blank" href=http://www.nbcolympics.com/x/m/int/hdtv.htm?0SB=Q605>website</a> that it will have the Olympics in HDTV. The NBC feed will be replaying the Olympics. So I guess my first post was not exactly accurate. We will be getting whatever NBC shows, and NBC will repeat the broadcast.