Any chance of HD programming for Olympics?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Bob McElfresh, Nov 7, 2001.

  1. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

    Joined:
    May 22, 1999
    Messages:
    5,182
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Can I go to my SO and say: "Look Honey, they are going to broadcast the winter Olympics in HD..." as a justification to start shopping for a HD set and a Dish 6000 receiver?
     
  2. Juan_R

    Juan_R Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2001
    Messages:
    683
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    HDNET is suppose to broadcast winter olympic events in HD.
     
  3. Ryan Peter

    Ryan Peter Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 1999
    Messages:
    1,220
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    HDNET is? I get the feeling from their commercials that they are going to be broadcasting Olympic SPORTS events, not the actual Olympics. I'd love to be wrong. [​IMG]
     
  4. Andy L

    Andy L Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 1999
    Messages:
    101
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Actually, I think that HDNet is broadcasting Olympic qualifying events, not the actual Olympics. With the bundle that NBC shelled out for that package, I don't think we'll be seeing coverage on any other channel.
    I don't think that NBC has made a statement either way on covering the Olympics in HD. Based on their history, I would be surprised if they pull it off but we can always hope.
    You'd better find another excuse to start shopping!
     
  5. Dan Hitchman

    Dan Hitchman Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 1999
    Messages:
    2,713
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    The Olympics on NBC again. BARF!!! I don't care if they're HD or in black & white and mono sound. They do a lousy job every... single... time.
    ABC was the KING baby when they had the rights. "The Thrill of Victory. The Agony of Defeat." Those were the days!
    Dan
    ------------------
    Stop HDCP and 5C-- Your rights are at risk!
     

Share This Page