8 posts • joined 30 Jun 2010
O2 is one of the modern generation of venue where the site is compehensively precabled for broadcast use. The idea is that minimal cabling needs to be done within the venue, the OB trucks "just" plug in to the interface panels. Much quicker for all concerned and less disruption to the venue. Enables faster turnaround between events.
Yes there is a very simple device to improve ones aim. Some years ago Schipol Airport in Amsterdam had their urinals stamped with a fly in the porcelain. Since this was done there has been a marked reduction in the amount of floor mopping required. So obvious really. Never seen the same idea anywhere else though......
Re: Usual B***S**t
Cisco marketing BS. All they are providing are the tacky VoIP phones and some desktop connectivity. The serious bandwidth (ie for the broadcasting element) is most definately not Cisco. Not even the management/control element goes through any Cisco kit.
KWW - A Great Place
Having visited Kingswood Warren many times in the 70's and 80's you felt the history there. The country house setting always impressed. I remember a comms room in the basement, it had a dark recess in the corner where someone had fitted a cell door. Quess what, they had also strung up a skeleton behind it. Great fun taking new people around the place.
You just don't get the same sort of atmosphere in a concrete block.
A beer for the people who worked there in the old days......
Deep Frying, got to be
VM engineers now busy making up a new batch of batter with added <insert rat poison of choice>. All they now need to do is keep the locals away......
I'll get that in first...
Seriously, enjoy your time out of the asylum. It has been great waiting for the scathing comment that masochistic commentards are asking for.......
Missing the point...?
Most people here seem to be missing the point. The cost (high or not) for a DOMESTIC card to receive the footy is one thing. Pubs etc have to have a public performance card and this is VERY expensive (I believe based on rateable value of the premises). Increasing costs of this PP card have led many smaller pubs to drop Sky football in the UK as they find it very hard to recover the costs in beer/food sales etc. Indeed, I know some whose revenue is now up because they don't show the football...!
As one commentator mentioned, properly paid -up premises have the beer glass bug on the bottom right of the screen AND the license number on a sticker in the premises front window (to make for easy checking by whoever $ky use to police such premises).
Like it or not, $ky spend much £££ to have the rights in the UK to broadcast such material, a pub landlord using a domestic card (or cheapo inport) for the use in the public area of the pub are asking for trouble. They can, of course, use a domestic box in their private accommodation above the pub. Just don't mix up the two areas...!
Not very stealthy when it is painted orange. Oh, and towing a caravan
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