The norm is for broadcasters to rent mobile trucks as required from companies that specialize in the business. Most broadcasters and networks do not own trucks - CBC is an exception.StickyDragon said:Seems to me like it might be easier for each arena to have their own HD equipment and allow the boradcasters to rent it per event. Then CBC dosen't need to drive a truck across the continent to get an HD program.
The broadcasts from Edmonton have had horrible picture. Quality control has been dismal too, with seemingly no one even noticing they dropped lower than normal low-def for 2/3rds of the last game.Reave said:The wide screen productions from Edmonton are fantastic. I am satisfied that at least 1/2 of the series is in HD.
Please see the following post for the explanation. They noticed the broken part and found a workaround as soon as they could.Neild said:Quality control has been dismal too, with seemingly no one even noticing they dropped lower than normal low-def for 2/3rds of the last game.
Thanks reddwarf for that link! It was very interesting. One thing he said that would help answer the question about why CBC owns its own truck(s) and doesn't rent them was:reddwarf said:There's a "Ask me anything..." thread over on RFD by a CBC cameraman based in Edmonton. Someone asked about the recently released Edmonton vs Anaheim schedule: why are the Anaheim games in HD and the Edmonton ones not?
From this I would take it that if CBC didn't own their own truck, even fewer games would be in HD.At this point it's a matter of baseball going full bore and basketball playoffs. You can't rent a truck anywhere close......
How much is on the other Canadian networks that is HD and produced by the network? The CBC doesn't just buy content from other networks, unlike Global, CTV, etc., so they have to produce their own HD content.Neild said:Bottom line is the CBC-HD channel has almost nothing on air that is actually HD.
Bottom line is there is nothing worth watching on CBC at all in prime time lately, unless you are some kind of crazed hockey fan!Neild said:Bottom line is the CBC-HD channel has almost nothing on air that is actually HD.
Agreed mostly, but that's a major market currently and is no different from previous years, only in previous years the games on CBC were neither WS or HD. Last night there was a good documentary on the Sugar industry in WS.nfitz said:Bottom line is there is nothing worth watching on CBC at all in prime time lately, unless you are some kind of crazed hockey fan!