BBC2-HD to launch next month

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BBC2-HD to launch next month

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Post by Pixelz » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:57 pm

BBC have announced the launch of BBC2-HD will take place at 6am on 26 March 2013
(Source http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latest ... wo-hd.html)

Anyone care to estimate when BDS/Red Bee will launch the corresponding guide data for WMC in the UK?

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Post by holidayboy » Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:04 pm

I'm still running a daily Sky EPG grab after the end of year data fiasco so hopefully that'll have data that I can use while we wait for the download data to appear.......
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Post by mark1234 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:11 pm

This is really just a renaming of BBC HD. If you get data for that, you'll most likely keep getting data. Probably have to manually rename the channel though.
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Post by holidayboy » Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:15 pm

Damn! I thought it was going to be a new free HD channel :)
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Post by Pixelz » Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:10 pm

mark1234 wrote:This is really just a renaming of BBC HD. If you get data for that, you'll most likely keep getting data. Probably have to manually rename the channel though.
I thought it was a simulcast of BBC2, so there would be significant differences compared to the existing BBC-HD 'showcase' programming.

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Post by mark1234 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:47 pm

Content differences, yes. New channel name, yes. But just a repurposing of existing infrastructure and bandwidth that BBC HD uses currently.
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Post by Pixelz » Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:35 am

Agreed. In which case I'm probably not as confident as you that the BBC2-HD EPG data for WMC will be accurate. Thinking about it, maybe the best plan would be to map Channel 102 to Channel 2 and simply use the BBC2-SD data instead. That way all you'd lose are the markers for which programmes are HD, rather than upscaled SD.

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Post by NWW » Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:35 am

Any one got a logo for MCL?

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Post by milli260876 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:46 pm

I have but it won't let me upload..?
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Post by milli260876 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:52 pm

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Post by NWW » Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:09 pm

Thanks, that was perfect!

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Post by milli260876 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:15 pm

Yer welcome ;)
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