Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
I was going to start whining about the Leafs game being in HD tonight and the Habs/Sens game not, but then I started thinking about the logistics of all this and have come to the conclusion that there really is no alternative, given the HD resources that are available to CBC right now.
As I see it, two things have to happen in order for CBC to provided a hockey game in HDTV. First, the game has to be filmed in HD by an HD Production Mobile (truck) of which, I believe, CBC has only one. Second, the game has to be broadcasted by CBLT-DT, CBC’s Toronto station, and the only CBC station that can broadcast HDTV.
So tonight, at 7 pm, CBLT-DT is going to broadcast the Pittsburg at Toronto game. Makes sense – the Toronto station broadcasts the Toronto game. It follows then that the HD truck should be in Toronto so that the game can be filmed in HD and then broadcasted in HD. In other words, it would make no sense to send the only HD truck to Montréal for the Ottawa at Montréal game because the stations that will be broadcasting this game (Ottawa and Montréal) are not capable of broadcasting in HD !
The solution to more HD hockey on CBC is more HD trucks and more HD broadcast stations.
That's the way I see it. Please feel free to correct me if I have anything wrong here.
Last edited by tlb; 2007-02-10 at 02:55 PM.