February 28, 2009

F1 in HD? Six Nations and 5.1?

Danielle Nagler has posted an update over on the BBC HD blog that's informative. Well worth reading in full, and here are a couple of the headlines you may be interested in:
  • A decision about F1 and HD sits primarily with the rights holder (F1/Bernie Ecclestone), rather than with the BBC. We are keen to do it as soon as possible.
  • There is no surround sound on the Six Nations Rugby as it is an additional cost and the BBC decide whether to broadcast in 5.1 on an event by event basis.
And she also explains why the BBC has opted for a full HD channel rather than a simulcast with upscaled SD content.

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