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RE: No interest in the London Olympics - 28/7/2012 10:22:24 PM   
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You chose to note to seek it out and note it though, so you surely must see some level of importance in it. I just think it's a bit sad you sit through things picking at everything British and saying 'it's not Scottish enough', or 'not enough Welsh in there'. As for Metropolitan-centredness

Sande - Scots
Arctic Monkeys - Sheffield
McCartney - Liverpool
Turner - Winchester
Alex Trimble - presumably Bangor with the rest of his band

Out of the live singers only Dizzee Rascal was from London, and he was local and a perfect choice. 1 out of 6? Branagh's Belfast, isn't he? Certainly NI. Probably the only controversial choice, IMO, was Blur over Oasis. Although it clearly should have been Pulp

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RE: No interest in the London Olympics - 28/7/2012 10:43:31 PM   
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RE: No interest in the London Olympics - 28/7/2012 10:50:19 PM   
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ORIGINAL: elab49

You chose to note to seek it out and note it though, so you surely must see some level of importance in it. I just think it's a bit sad you sit through things picking at everything British and saying 'it's not Scottish enough', or 'not enough Welsh in there'. As for Metropolitan-centredness

Sande - Scots
Arctic Monkeys - Sheffield
McCartney - Liverpool
Turner - Winchester
Alex Trimble - presumably Bangor with the rest of his band

Out of the live singers only Dizzee Rascal was from London, and he was local and a perfect choice. 1 out of 6? Branagh's Belfast, isn't he? Certainly NI. Probably the only controversial choice, IMO, was Blur over Oasis. Although it clearly should have been Pulp

British and Scottish, Scots are British. The word seems fair enough to me, others can use what they want


Seek it out? WTF? I watched (most) of it. I noticed stuff. I formed impressions. One was that most of the music was English. This was silly and Dail Mail-esque apparently. Now it's sad.

Really? My use of labels is sad. Yours is fair enough.

Well, whatever.

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RE: No interest in the London Olympics - 29/7/2012 9:36:34 AM   
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So the highlight of the opening ceremony is gone, saturation coverage is now in place and as a person who hates watching sport I am bored senseless by it already.

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RE: No interest in the London Olympics - 29/7/2012 9:52:01 AM   
elab49


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quote:

ORIGINAL: boaby

quote:

ORIGINAL: elab49

You chose to note to seek it out and note it though, so you surely must see some level of importance in it. I just think it's a bit sad you sit through things picking at everything British and saying 'it's not Scottish enough', or 'not enough Welsh in there'. As for Metropolitan-centredness

Sande - Scots
Arctic Monkeys - Sheffield
McCartney - Liverpool
Turner - Winchester
Alex Trimble - presumably Bangor with the rest of his band

Out of the live singers only Dizzee Rascal was from London, and he was local and a perfect choice. 1 out of 6? Branagh's Belfast, isn't he? Certainly NI. Probably the only controversial choice, IMO, was Blur over Oasis. Although it clearly should have been Pulp

British and Scottish, Scots are British. The word seems fair enough to me, others can use what they want


Seek it out? WTF? I watched (most) of it. I noticed stuff. I formed impressions. One was that most of the music was English. This was silly and Dail Mail-esque apparently. Now it's sad.

Really? My use of labels is sad. Yours is fair enough.

Well, whatever.

Also, again: expect is not want.


Yes - but only one out of the featured performers was actually from London but you see it as metropolitan centredness. Isn't that a deliberately skewed perspective? And you think the birthplace of the music creator is even worthy of comment. It just makes you look as if you're looking to make these points.

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So the highlight of the opening ceremony is gone, saturation coverage is now in place and as a person who hates watching sport I am bored senseless by it already.


This.

Although I've been watching so much Korean film and TV I've gotten quite used to the archery thing! Or maybe it was watching Brave.


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RE: No interest in the London Olympics - 29/7/2012 10:01:54 AM   
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Does the BBC really show so much essential tele usually that it becomes noticeable when it only has sport? I haven't seen a second of the olympics on TV since the ceremony bit I don't feel as if I'm missing out on whatever they would be showing on a normal weekend.

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RE: No interest in the London Olympics - 29/7/2012 10:08:42 AM   
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It is more the irritation that I am paying a lot of money in licence fee and nearly 8% of it is going on saturation coverage of one thing (I know that make only approx. 5 but that is 5 too much). If there was more balance to it I would not care.

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RE: No interest in the London Olympics - 29/7/2012 10:16:57 AM   
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The BBC is probably the only terrestrial channel I spend anytime on. Apart from that, I think it's the knock-on impact on other channels, and how they choose to respond.

More specifically, for me, my TV spends most of its time on News 24, particularly when I'm working at home. But even with dawn to dusk coverage on BBC1, the same coverage is often on at exactly the same time on the news channel. Last night they were even doing it with the round-up prog - I don't see the point of having it on News 24 if it's on BBC1 at the same time.


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RE: No interest in the London Olympics - 29/7/2012 10:26:35 AM   
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I see. News channels very rarely make an appearance on my TV so I had no idea that sports was now their priority.

What surprises me the most about the coverage is that, even though they now have 12 hours a day of Olympics, BBC3 still seem to have time to show their usually crap. I'd rather have blanket coverage on the Beeb for two weeks every year than about 99.9% of BBC 3.




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RE: No interest in the London Olympics - 29/7/2012 10:42:10 AM   
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I'm not a fan of sport at all, but I've found myself glued to the games thus far. The cycling yesterday was fantastic, and I watched (and enjoyed hugely) archery for the first time too. I'm working with the swimming on in the background this morning too. I can deal with blanket coverage for two weeks, especially in the Summer when the tv networks are usually afraid of counter-programming anything against the hot weather anyway, and it's not like there isn't hundreds of other channels out there anyway (not to mention a DVD collection to turn to if needs be!). I can appreciate the 24 hour news channel complaint, although I'm sure that'll die down tomorrow.

My one annoyance comes from the fact that both tennis and football received hours of coverage on the three feeds we can receive (BBC1, BBC3 and the red button). I'd much rather watch have obscure sports (such as archery) readily available, and not a pair of sports that we've just had two major tournaments for.

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RE: No interest in the London Olympics - 29/7/2012 11:40:17 AM   
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My one annoyance comes from the fact that both tennis and football received hours of coverage on the three feeds we can receive (BBC1, BBC3 and the red button). I'd much rather watch have obscure sports (such as archery) readily available, and not a pair of sports that we've just had two major tournaments for.


Through the red button (on a Sky box anyway) you can choose any sport they have coverage of using the A-Z at the top of the screen. I'm overwhelmed by choice!

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RE: No interest in the London Olympics - 29/7/2012 12:01:34 PM   
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Has Coe been taking lessons from Chemicall Ali?

People look at rows and rows of empty seats. Coe claims arenas are packed to the gunnels. What does Coe think 'gunnel' means, I wonder?


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RE: No interest in the London Olympics - 29/7/2012 12:22:25 PM   
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Has Coe been taking lessons from Chemicall Ali?

People look at rows and rows of empty seats. Coe claims arenas are packed to the gunnels. What does Coe think 'gunnel' means, I wonder?



Yesterday, when watching the swimming I noticed that the higher tiers of the venue were absolutely packed. Whilst the lower down seats with the better views were left empty. If I was in that venue yesterday I would have been fuming if I had been left with a birdseye view whilst tens of seats were unoccupied at the bottom. Are these seats reserved for sponsors? If they are going to remain unfilled, then something needs to be done. There will be people mingling around outside who would love to have a surprise ticket for something - but no, mustn't upset the sponsors!


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RE: No interest in the London Olympics - 29/7/2012 12:23:46 PM   
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RE: No interest in the London Olympics - 29/7/2012 2:53:14 PM   
adambatman82

 

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ORIGINAL: adambatman82
My one annoyance comes from the fact that both tennis and football received hours of coverage on the three feeds we can receive (BBC1, BBC3 and the red button). I'd much rather watch have obscure sports (such as archery) readily available, and not a pair of sports that we've just had two major tournaments for.


Through the red button (on a Sky box anyway) you can choose any sport they have coverage of using the A-Z at the top of the screen. I'm overwhelmed by choice!


Yeah, unfortunately we don't have sky, so we're limited by what Freeview can offer. The BBC's coverage on sky is amazing tho, with something like 24 channels of HD.

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RE: No interest in the London Olympics - 29/7/2012 3:04:46 PM   
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Yeah, unfortunately we don't have sky, so we're limited by what Freeview can offer. The BBC's coverage on sky is amazing tho, with something like 24 channels of HD.



iplayer ? up to 24 channels of live stream... http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/2012/live-video

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RE: No interest in the London Olympics - 29/7/2012 3:06:57 PM   
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This came up above. I thought the red button was the red button, Sky or Freeview (and that was part of the point of the digital switchover) but apparently not. Seems very unfair.


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RE: No interest in the London Olympics - 29/7/2012 3:20:11 PM   
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Yeah Freeview red button is not as extensive. As far as I can make out, switching between events on red button takes you too either BBC Three or the red button channel 301.

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RE: No interest in the London Olympics - 29/7/2012 3:24:32 PM   
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At one of the most popular events, the gymnastics, there is a whole section of empty seats. Hmm. That does not look good.

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RE: No interest in the London Olympics - 29/7/2012 3:34:19 PM   
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I wonder if the BBC's 24 HD channels would have been available on freeview if they hadn't had the license fee frozen this year?

Oh well, I've got a laptop...

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RE: No interest in the London Olympics - 29/7/2012 3:44:16 PM   
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At one of the most popular events, the gymnastics, there is a whole section of empty seats. Hmm. That does not look good.


Don't be silly. Seb says the arenas are packed. And as he promised to name and shame corporates not using their tickets, I'm sure he's not talking BS.


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RE: No interest in the London Olympics - 29/7/2012 3:58:26 PM   
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It's quite strange flicking to the extra channels as there's no commentary...well, there wasn't on the water polo, weightlifting earlier, and it seems the football too. I think it's half-time for Brazil v Belarus and there's just shots of the crowd and the Olympic music.

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RE: No interest in the London Olympics - 29/7/2012 4:03:08 PM   
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Empty seats again in Wimbledon centre court... not as many as yesterday but a noticeable amount (could well be in the dozens actually...).

I wish they'd rent them out or something if people didn't turn up, I'd happily be a seat filler right now.

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RE: No interest in the London Olympics - 29/7/2012 4:06:43 PM   
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Is anyone else having a problem when selecting between the freeview HD channels, with that yellow menu at the bottom of the screen? I'm not getting any sound when I choose from there.

Not that big a deal I guess since I know the channel numbers anyway (50, 54 and 304), just wondering if anyone else is experiencing it.

I've rescanned for channels by the way.

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RE: No interest in the London Olympics - 29/7/2012 4:10:37 PM   
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iplayer ? up to 24 channels of live stream... http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/2012/live-video


Iplayer is an option yeah, but our broadband is really slow! It's no big deal as all the big events are on BBC1 anyway, it irks when football and tennis relegate curiosities like shooting and archery to the channels we dont get tho, thats all.

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RE: No interest in the London Olympics - 29/7/2012 4:23:34 PM   
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At one of the most popular events, the gymnastics, there is a whole section of empty seats. Hmm. That does not look good.


Don't be silly. Seb says the arenas are packed. And as he promised to name and shame corporates not using their tickets, I'm sure he's not talking BS.



They started filling up slowly, with military personnel! Gotta say, I don't know how good it looks when we have an entire section of burly men in army fatigues sitting bored at the gymnastics.

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RE: No interest in the London Olympics - 29/7/2012 4:39:46 PM   
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That is just embarrassing. Fair enough if they tried to offer empty seats to off-duty helpers - but this is just incompetent cynicism. 

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RE: No interest in the London Olympics - 29/7/2012 5:03:52 PM   
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I went to the fencing today and I have to say all the workers were fantastic. I've been to plenty of sporting events and airports and they're mostly filled with miserable people. At the Excel today the military personnel doing security checks and all the workers checking tickets were really friendly and welcoming.

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RE: No interest in the London Olympics - 29/7/2012 5:56:09 PM   
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ORIGINAL: elab49

Has Coe been taking lessons from Chemicall Ali?

People look at rows and rows of empty seats. Coe claims arenas are packed to the gunnels. What does Coe think 'gunnel' means, I wonder?





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RE: No interest in the London Olympics - 29/7/2012 6:57:30 PM   
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19035551

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It turns out she was one of the cast members from the earlier show who apparently "got carried away" by the event.

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