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When did PBC start airing stuff in Widescreen?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Rob T, May 14, 2002.

  1. Rob T

    Rob T Screenwriter

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    I was flipping around and when I got to the PBC, they were doing a bit on the animals in India and I noticed that it's in widescreen. When did they start doing this?
    It's nice to see that even the PBC knows that it's time to start airing shows in widescreen. [​IMG]
     
  2. Bill Buklis

    Bill Buklis Supporting Actor

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    If it's a show produced in Europe (usually England), then local PBS stations in the U.S., Discovery channel, etc., usually show it in letterboxed 16:9 nowadays. Nice isn't it?
     
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    gregstaten Supporting Actor

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    Actually, some programming has been produced in 16x9 for the last few years. Most of the last season (2000/2001) of FRONTLINE was 16x9. They switched back to mostly 4x3 this season, though. Nova has also done a lot of 16x9 shows.

    -greg
     
  4. Rob T

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    yeah the show after it was in 4x3, but at least they're still doing some shows in 16x9.
     
  5. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    Almost everything new on our PBS station is in widescreen. (and HD!)
     

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