Sky News on WIN


#283

Because he wouldn’t constantly refer to Fox Sports as Premier Sports, and wouldn’t call both Telstra and Australia Post the PMG. He knows exactly what he is doing.


#284

And don’t forget Sky News SD on Channel 291! :stuck_out_tongue:


#285

He has stated a reason why he calls it channel 2 and it’s one of derision and sarcasm. I can’t for the life of me remember the actual reason why.

He isn’t doing it he has he nostalgically remembers the day when it was called channel 2.


#286

Fair enough, sounds quite childish if that’s the case. As I said, not overly familiar with him aside from having the piss taken on The Weekly or similar.

My partner’s grandfather asked if I could put the radio on 3AR last time I had him in the car. He is 92.


#287

Um, I thought 103 and 600 were SD? Is 291 where the SD one goes if you have HD? I haven’t had Foxtel for years.


#288

The ABC hates being called Channel 2. That’s pretty much it.


#289

Isn’t the ABC on Channel 2?


#290

103 & 600 is in HD, 291 is in blurry SD.


#291

If you pay for the HD then SD is 103 and 600.
It’s weird how it works.


#292

It’s the other way around. By default, the HD channels sit in the 2xx range. When you pay for HD, they swap them over so the SD simulcasts of the HD channels are in the 2xx range.


#293

My guess is that if Ten Melbourne doesn’t produce something SKY News On WIN may do so


#294

Sky News always cover state elections, so that would be shown rather than the sports news?


#295

It is possible, unless the WIN’s main channel (or WIN ONE) opts out of the normal schedule that night across Victoria


#296

There are some regional ratings on The Guardian’s Weekly Beast column. Diabolical figures for Sky News After Dark on WIN.


#297

Ratings on FTA are lower than ratings on Foxtel. Richo’s Wednesday 8pm show garners the highest ratings. Credlin and Murray near the bottom of the pile.


#298

With Sky News on WIN being an MPEG4 channel, I would not be overly surprised if WIN decides to switch the channel over to MPEG2 within the next few months in a bid to increase viewership.


#299

At the expense of what channel?


#300

Perhaps by cutting the bandwidth allocated to WIN HD.


#301

God no. Let’s not go into reverse with technology to assist a few stragglers.

The content just isn’t compelling. Simples!


#302

I feel if it was just a few stragglers, 7flix would not have got the bump in shares it did with the changeover. As a commercial business, maximum audience reach needs to be achieved to allow the possibility of achieving maximum ratings.