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Old September 12th 16, 01:10 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Jeff Layman[_2_]
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Default SOT - no red button Paralympics info?

Other than a short report on a single day's results, I can't find
anything on the BBC text service about the paralympics in Rio. No medal
table, for example.

Maybe it's because it's Channel Four who are reporting on the
Paralympics, rather than the Beeb, but why, when the Beeb went overboard
with umpteen Red Button channels for the Olympics, and had pages of
results on text, is there nothing on its text service now? Can anyone
remember if the same situation occurred for the London paralympics (C4
again reporting on that), or did the Beeb give a much more comprehensive
service?

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Old September 12th 16, 04:18 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Peter Duncanson
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On Mon, 12 Sep 2016 14:10:13 +0100, Jeff Layman
wrote:

Other than a short report on a single day's results, I can't find
anything on the BBC text service about the paralympics in Rio. No medal
table, for example.

Maybe it's because it's Channel Four who are reporting on the
Paralympics, rather than the Beeb, but why, when the Beeb went overboard
with umpteen Red Button channels for the Olympics, and had pages of
results on text, is there nothing on its text service now? Can anyone
remember if the same situation occurred for the London paralympics (C4
again reporting on that), or did the Beeb give a much more comprehensive
service?


Channel 4 has paid for the broadcast rights (in the UK) for the
Paralympics. That might exclude the BBC from doing much in the way of
normal news broadcasting of those events on TV, whether video, audio or
text. The BBC and other broadcasters mught be unable to do anything that
could be interpreted as "live coverage" such as broadcasting a medal
table updated in real time.

I think it was similar for the 2012 Paralympics.


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Old September 12th 16, 04:38 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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However they do do audio coverage during the nightg here.
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On Mon, 12 Sep 2016 14:10:13 +0100, Jeff Layman
wrote:

Other than a short report on a single day's results, I can't find
anything on the BBC text service about the paralympics in Rio. No medal
table, for example.

Maybe it's because it's Channel Four who are reporting on the
Paralympics, rather than the Beeb, but why, when the Beeb went overboard
with umpteen Red Button channels for the Olympics, and had pages of
results on text, is there nothing on its text service now? Can anyone
remember if the same situation occurred for the London paralympics (C4
again reporting on that), or did the Beeb give a much more comprehensive
service?


Channel 4 has paid for the broadcast rights (in the UK) for the
Paralympics. That might exclude the BBC from doing much in the way of
normal news broadcasting of those events on TV, whether video, audio or
text. The BBC and other broadcasters mught be unable to do anything that
could be interpreted as "live coverage" such as broadcasting a medal
table updated in real time.

I think it was similar for the 2012 Paralympics.


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Old September 12th 16, 08:09 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Vir Campestris
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Default SOT - no red button Paralympics info?

On 12/09/2016 14:10, Jeff Layman wrote:
Other than a short report on a single day's results, I can't find
anything on the BBC text service about the paralympics in Rio. No medal
table, for example.

Maybe it's because it's Channel Four who are reporting on the
Paralympics, rather than the Beeb, but why, when the Beeb went overboard
with umpteen Red Button channels for the Olympics, and had pages of
results on text, is there nothing on its text service now? Can anyone
remember if the same situation occurred for the London paralympics (C4
again reporting on that), or did the Beeb give a much more comprehensive
service?

You should worry. The paralympics were all over the news last night. The
US Open Tennis hasn't had a mention for days.

Since the last British player was knocked out.

Andy
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Old September 13th 16, 06:57 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Graham Murray
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Default SOT - no red button Paralympics info?

Vir Campestris writes:

You should worry. The paralympics were all over the news last
night. The US Open Tennis hasn't had a mention for days.

Since the last British player was knocked out.


As a British Player (with his Brazilan partner) won the Mens Doubles on
the penultimate day (Saturday), that would only leave the last day not
covered. Though the TV (at least on the Freeview channels) of the US
Open Tennis was extremely poor. I could not find any of the freeview
channels showing any of the matches.
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Old September 13th 16, 08:25 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Graham Murray
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Martin writes:

On Tue, 13 Sep 2016 07:57:39 +0100, Graham Murray
wrote:

Vir Campestris writes:

You should worry. The paralympics were all over the news last
night. The US Open Tennis hasn't had a mention for days.

Since the last British player was knocked out.


As a British Player (with his Brazilan partner) won the Mens Doubles on
the penultimate day (Saturday), that would only leave the last day not
covered. Though the TV (at least on the Freeview channels) of the US
Open Tennis was extremely poor. I could not find any of the freeview
channels showing any of the matches.


It was on Eurosport.


But Eurosport is not on Freeview.
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Old September 13th 16, 08:15 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Vir Campestris
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On 12/09/2016 22:48, Martin wrote:
On Mon, 12 Sep 2016 21:09:34 +0100, Vir Campestris
wrote:

On 12/09/2016 14:10, Jeff Layman wrote:
Other than a short report on a single day's results, I can't find
anything on the BBC text service about the paralympics in Rio. No medal
table, for example.

Maybe it's because it's Channel Four who are reporting on the
Paralympics, rather than the Beeb, but why, when the Beeb went overboard
with umpteen Red Button channels for the Olympics, and had pages of
results on text, is there nothing on its text service now? Can anyone
remember if the same situation occurred for the London paralympics (C4
again reporting on that), or did the Beeb give a much more comprehensive
service?

You should worry. The paralympics were all over the news last night. The
US Open Tennis hasn't had a mention for days.

Since the last British player was knocked out.


Did you mention Americas Cup reporting? :-)


No, I must have missed it. (I've lost hope on that)

Andy
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Old September 15th 16, 01:52 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Peter Duncanson
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Default SOT - no red button Paralympics info?

On Mon, 12 Sep 2016 23:46:52 +0200, Martin wrote:

On Mon, 12 Sep 2016 17:18:40 +0100, Peter Duncanson
wrote:

On Mon, 12 Sep 2016 14:10:13 +0100, Jeff Layman
wrote:

Other than a short report on a single day's results, I can't find
anything on the BBC text service about the paralympics in Rio. No medal
table, for example.

Maybe it's because it's Channel Four who are reporting on the
Paralympics, rather than the Beeb, but why, when the Beeb went overboard
with umpteen Red Button channels for the Olympics, and had pages of
results on text, is there nothing on its text service now? Can anyone
remember if the same situation occurred for the London paralympics (C4
again reporting on that), or did the Beeb give a much more comprehensive
service?


Channel 4 has paid for the broadcast rights (in the UK) for the
Paralympics. That might exclude the BBC from doing much in the way of
normal news broadcasting of those events on TV, whether video, audio or
text. The BBC and other broadcasters mught be unable to do anything that
could be interpreted as "live coverage" such as broadcasting a medal
table updated in real time.

I think it was similar for the 2012 Paralympics.


The BBC has had lots on Paralympics on BBC Local News.


Yes. News media on TV, radio, print, etc, can provide Paralympics news
reports. Live reporting of events is different.

This webpage has a list of "TV and radio stations which have the rights
to show the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games on their channels":
https://www.paralympic.org/watch-rio-2016

For instance:

Great Britain Channel 4 and BBC Radio (audio only)


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Old September 16th 16, 03:16 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Peter Duncanson
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Default SOT - no red button Paralympics info?

On Thu, 15 Sep 2016 16:02:07 +0200, Martin wrote:

On Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:52:22 +0100, Peter Duncanson
wrote:

On Mon, 12 Sep 2016 23:46:52 +0200, Martin wrote:

On Mon, 12 Sep 2016 17:18:40 +0100, Peter Duncanson
wrote:

On Mon, 12 Sep 2016 14:10:13 +0100, Jeff Layman
wrote:

Other than a short report on a single day's results, I can't find
anything on the BBC text service about the paralympics in Rio. No medal
table, for example.

Maybe it's because it's Channel Four who are reporting on the
Paralympics, rather than the Beeb, but why, when the Beeb went overboard
with umpteen Red Button channels for the Olympics, and had pages of
results on text, is there nothing on its text service now? Can anyone
remember if the same situation occurred for the London paralympics (C4
again reporting on that), or did the Beeb give a much more comprehensive
service?

Channel 4 has paid for the broadcast rights (in the UK) for the
Paralympics. That might exclude the BBC from doing much in the way of
normal news broadcasting of those events on TV, whether video, audio or
text. The BBC and other broadcasters mught be unable to do anything that
could be interpreted as "live coverage" such as broadcasting a medal
table updated in real time.

I think it was similar for the 2012 Paralympics.

The BBC has had lots on Paralympics on BBC Local News.


Yes. News media on TV, radio, print, etc, can provide Paralympics news
reports. Live reporting of events is different.

This webpage has a list of "TV and radio stations which have the rights
to show the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games on their channels":
https://www.paralympic.org/watch-rio-2016

For instance:

Great Britain Channel 4 and BBC Radio (audio only)


That's fairly normal isn' it. This time Channel 4 bought the rights and not ITV
BBC or SKY.


Yes. It is typical.

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