Excuse my ignorance here, but how can I get BBC HD? Is it listed on the EPG? I have my HD install arranged for tomorrow but I know my existing Sky Digital box doesn't have BBC HD listed in the EPG, can I add it manually?
Better yet, we need as many HD fans to be watching these games LIVE. None of this timeshifting lark . If Beeb HD get a high number of viewers for these games then that will count when the decision is made to extend the trial.Well we must be sure to flood the BBC with praise and gratitude once the final whistle blows then!
and how exactly do they plan to do this?I have been given a bit of a heads up on this weekends BBC HD FA cup matches they will be doing some strict monitoring of the number of viewers that watch the games and also the number that record it onto pvrs. They are doing this as to see if the number of HD viewers is worth the extra money it costs to cover the game in HD.
I would expect good quality productions for these games even better than the previous England home games as BBC Resources have gained quite a bit of experience in the last few months with filming live obs in HD as showed by the NYE fireworks.
Sky recently invited large numbers of people to join their viewer panel for this purpose http://www.skyviewerpanel.com/I do find it odd that although most sky customers have phone lines, I don't think they post back viewing habits to sky. Surely that'd be worth a fortune for targetted marketing etc, and be way more accurate than neilsen (or whatever we use over here - probably just ask a couple of grannies and students in the street what they watched last night)
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