|Originally posted by mhdiab
This is BS from start to finish. I just called WKMG and asked them why the game is not in HD. They told me it is on 6.2 not on 6.1 which is what BHN is broadcasting. How come the CBS station spent tons of money on this and BHN spent tons of money on this and they can't agree on providing the viewers with the product. I am pissed about this, but without additional information I have to belive that this is completely WKMG's fault. BHN carries the HD channel every day from WKMG and just beacuse they feel like broadcasting the games on another channel BHN shouldn't have to scramble. Either way I can't belive that the largest promotional opportunity for HDTV is just screwed up like this especially since BHN has on their webpage - "Watch college basketball in HD ".......
WKMG also has (CC) from one game tied to the other games virtual channel during certain periods. Plus they continue to water down the HD throughput by wasting the digital channel's capacity to send the same game that they have on the analog in SD on the digital.
Deduction and possible reason for the whole mess:
I suspect the reason for sending a copy of the analog channel in SD digital on the main channel (and moving the other game to the sub channel even if it is HD) is so WKMG can feed a copy of the analog signal (via the digital) to distant cable network headends who use the digital signal to feed WKMG SD to their analog tier subscribers. I know it sounds like a ridiculous excuse but this could be the reason for the channel shuffle.
As for the BHN WKMG-HD problem that is a failure to communicate between BHN and WKMG. Neither will ever admit it though! Both are to blame for their lack of communication and coordination. Cable is also to blame for cherry picking the broadcaster's digital signal and then not being able to quickly make the switch to the correct feed if a sub or WKMG reports the problem to them.
Glad I have OTA and satellite(s)!
Both sides to this have dropped the ball so to speak!
Gee that phrase seems familiar. I think I said the same last year or the year before perhaps. :-)
For my own reasons (video bitrate reduction) I like to blame multicasting for all the problems. If a station is going to multicast and create all sorts of problems that come with it then they ought to be willing to deal with the complications. If they aren't willing then they shouldn't be multicasting!
|Originally posted by mhdiab
Now I asked them if they would actually multi-cast in the sense of showing all games available - not just the SD and HD feed - several places they are doing this - would be awesome to be able to switch between games all the time
Now maybe you see why this was not done in Orlando at the drop of the hat. You are asking for more than they are prepared, equipped, or willing to handle.