Thursday, 21 June 2012

BBC/Sky start test Olympics SD feeds on satellite

The BBC and Sky are testing some Olympics video feeds on satellite at the moment - the full frequency lists are on the KingOfSat site. I tuned in my expensive setup to the feeds and they're a mix of various BBC clips (some are sports, some aren't) and also a test card and 5.1 audio check. Strangely, they put an opaque white foreground with a test feed caption in front of the video streams, so it's surreal to see a very pale Bjork wailing her stuff in an endless loop :-)

Sadly, it looks like every single test feed is in SD only so far, so we're still waiting for the far more important HD equivalents (which I want to record to see how many MBs per hour disk space they'll take up).

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