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directv winter olympics interactive guide


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#1 OFFLINE   Lethrneck4

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 02:23 PM

ok, why isnt the interactive menu available when you are watching the main NBC station? this seems crazy since most events and most coverage will be on their main station. CNBC has the interactive menu option during olympic coverage, but they will not be gettin any real big time events there.

anyone know if directv is gonna fix this ?

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#2 OFFLINE   Jeremy W

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 12:12 AM

As a general rule, DirecTV doesn't put interactive content on local channels. They'd have to send out the application separately for each channel, which isn't going to happen. It's the same thing for football, the NFLST channels in the 700s have the interactive content, but your local Fox and CBS stations do not.

#3 OFFLINE   Tom Servo

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 12:27 AM

I'd be interested to know how much overhead the interactive stuff really adds to a channel's bandwidth. Of course, even if it's just a tiny amount, that would still add up for the possibly 100 or more NBC affiliates that DirecTV carries.

Still, with most of them being on spot beams, it seems like they could eek out a few more bits here and there. It's not like picture quality on the SD channels has ever mattered to them before. :P

#4 OFFLINE   Jeremy W

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 12:37 AM

I'd be interested to know how much overhead the interactive stuff really adds to a channel's bandwidth.

I don't think it's so much the overhead, it's just managing it on over 100 channels. Their systems may not even have the capability to do that.




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