BBC interactive tv guide
With the 2012 Olympic Games in London (UK) now just 51 days away, host broadcaster BBC have revealed an addition to their already-packed plans for covering the latest edition of the popular major sporting event, revealing that with ‘spare capacity’ being confirmed for the free-to-air ‘Freeview HD’ platform, they have won the rights to temporary use of the space to broadcast an additional HD stream for the games.While terrestrial viewers would have originally been limited to a maximum of two HD channels (BBC HD and BBC One HD), the new update will see the BBC use the capacity on channel #304, with a placeholder currently taking up the space ready for its launch.
The move was made possible after the slot for a fifth ‘HD channel’ on Freeview (with ITV1 and Channel 4 HD being the other rights holders aside from the BBC) was made open to bidding, with first-option holders Channel 5 opting not to put in a bid, although the slot will most likely re-open with the end of the Olympic period, with BBC representatives adding that they have no long-term ‘need’ for a third terrestrial HD stream.
As current rights holders, the BBC are opening bidding to a number of content providers and channels that could potentially take the channel off of their hands post-Olympics, but the main focus will be developing the EPG slot ready for its main purpose, which will be airing one of the 24 live HD streams (on satellite and cable platforms such as Sky) as the third of the maximum three available on terrestrial.
Source: World Internet TV on PC
LG 37CS560 37-Inch 1080p 60 Hz LCD HDTV
Home Theater (LG)
You might also like:
Police recovered a bloody knife. link2010-09-08 10:49:55 by YOD_CREWSEY
(09-08) 06:43 PDT LOS ANGELES, (AP) --
Police reported 22 arrests on Tuesday night, mainly for failure to disperse and unlawful assembly, Officer Karen Rayner said.
Officers fired at least two rounds of nonlethal foam projectiles at demonstrators, Rayner said.
At least one officer and a Univision reporter were slightly injured by thrown or slingshot-propelled objects, po...ed at Officer Frank Hernandez, a 13-year veteran of the department, Beck said.
Eyewitness accounts from six civilians, nine police personnel and two fire department staff indicate Hernandez fired twice "in immediate defense of life," Beck said. Jamines, 37, died at the scene.
Investigators recovered a bloody, 6-inch knife at the scene but didn't know where the blood came from.
+desperate retailers discounting Now-N.Recovery!2004-12-17 07:31:03 by puro
"Posted on Fri, Dec. 17, 2004
Retailers offer discounts in final shopping days
By Amy Merrick, Kortney Stringer and Ellen Byron
WALL STREET JOURNAL
With the last weekend of shopping before Christmas approaching, a number of retailers are rolling out an aggressive assortment of discounts, hoping these final days offset a slow start to the season.
The preferred...ng offered: Through Saturday, Target Corp. is selling a Kodak 6.1-megapixel digital camera for $349.99, on sale from $399.99. But Target is sweetening the deal by throwing in a free $50 gift card with the purchase. An Olympus four-megapixel digital camera is marked down just $20, to $229.99 from $249.99, but it comes with a $30 gift card.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s December circular, which ru"