June 19, 2008

Glastonbury 2008 on BBC HD


Considering the BBC has been promoting Glastonbury 2008 as one of its high definition highlights for the summer, there are surprisingly few hours being broadcast in HD next weekend. Maybe, like many festival goers themselves, the BBC has had second thoughts about the mediocre line-up? Anway, those who are happy seeing the rain n mud in standard def will find blanket coverage on BBC3, whilst those watching on BBC HD get just
  • Friday, 27 June 11:00pm - 2:00am
  • Saturday 28 June 9:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Sunday 29 June 11:45pm - 2:00am
The bizarre one is the Saturday; just an hour, with the rest of the evening featuring repeats of Mitchell & Webb and Hotel Babylon. If BBC has the equipment in position for an hour's broadcast, why not keep the cameras rolling for the rest of the evening? Very odd indeed.

2 comments:

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demented said...

To be fair the friday one ain't half bad, with the ultra late kicked off time of 2am and a grand total for the day an eye watering 13 hours - almost unheard of for a day outside of sunday :D.

The saturday schedule is crazy but this is what you get for a channel that only runs a few hours a day, it gets screwed up when something like wimbledon comes along, that's the issue BBC2 had all of this sort of programming throughout the 90s.