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Anyone actually receive Euro 1080?

Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by RyanK, Oct 31, 2005.

  1. RyanK

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    Does anyone here actually subscribe to the Euro 1080 service?

    What is it like and what programming do they reuguly show?
     
  2. Stephen Neal

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    Don't receive it myself, however the schedules are on :

    http://www.euro1080.tv/

    It is currently really just an outlet for events shot by the owners of Euro1080, OB facilities company Alfacam, who are based in Belgium. They used to provide the BBC with HD facilities until the Beeb built/upgraded their own HD facilities.

    It is mainly European minority sports (Volleyball, Handball etc.), and European music events.

    There isn't much in the way of drama - no feature films - and not much in the way of documentaries other than travelogues.

    Also - it isn't really a subscription service per se. You don't pay a monthly sub, you pay a one-off amount to receive the viewing card which is guaranteed to work for a reasonably long period of time (assuming the company is still around)
     
  3. Piers

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    Ryan,

    It is great for showing off what Hi def will be able to offer - forget it if you are thinking of watching it for the programming. Very limited, looped almost daily, mostly "travellogue" type programmes but with very occasional gems such as an Elton John concert with full orchestra / choir (but you may hate that!). As Stephen says lots of very minority sports plus fashion, bikini shoots, US parades etc.
     
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    What a shame. will have to wait for SKY HD
     
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    I've had it for some time.

    Good for showing you what your pj or plasma/lcd is capable of

    Agree about the content, there have been occasional highlights such as the Race of Champions motorsport and the odd concert, but Sky HD will have the type of content we most want.



    Then again, the World Cup's on HD2- perhaps some will be shown on HD1

    PS Piers- haven't forgotten about the ISF- I'm looking to uprade to the Ruby soon, I hate this patience lark :rolleyes:
     
  6. Stephen Neal

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    I'd be VERY surprised if WC2006 showed up on HD-1 - as that would mean EVERY rights holder in EVERY country that an HD-1 viewing card had been sold to would have agreed to allow Euro1080 to show it. If just a single rights holder in a single country refused, or didn't reply, then they wouldn't be able to AIUI.

    (I'd be quite surprised if the BBC or ITV1 allowed it...)
     

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