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    "Talking of data, can you measure the Tour de France? Itís as big as town of 160,000 people if you measure it by the telecoms data sent. Each day the media, officials and others on the Tour send a volume of data down phone lines and data cables equivalent to a town of about 160,000 people with all its offices, homes and more. Up to 15km of and data cables are laid and rolled-up every day. The most data hungry seem to be the Australians from SBS with Henri Terraud of telecom provider Orange saying they get a dedicated SDSL line." inrng : rest day notes

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    Quote Originally Posted by swuzzlebubble View Post
    "Talking of data, can you measure the Tour de France? It’s as big as town of 160,000 people if you measure it by the telecoms data sent. Each day the media, officials and others on the Tour send a volume of data down phone lines and data cables equivalent to a town of about 160,000 people with all its offices, homes and more. Up to 15km of and data cables are laid and rolled-up every day. The most data hungry seem to be the Australians from SBS with Henri Terraud of telecom provider Orange saying they get a dedicated SDSL line." inrng : rest day notes
    SBS should get some kind of jersey.
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    I reckon the dedicated line is for Tomilaris' twitter updates

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    It's a measure of this years Tour that I'm too busy hating Anthony Tan and finding Paul & Phil annoying rather than focusing on disparaging Tomilaris as I normally end up doing. And Gate is getting slack - his food is starting to look like Woman's Weekly ca. 1977.

    I do think the coverage has been very good otherwise. Having lived abroad I used to wish for the days of SBS free to air simplicity come tour time. We have it very very good here in Oz re: TdF and lets hope that SBS carry it for many years to come. If it gets too popular, Channel 9 or 10 will bid for the hosting rights and if they are the broadcaster I'll switch off for certain.

    SBS are king. To my mind the best channel in the world (not just for most euro boobies).
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    None of the commercial channels have enough of an interest in niche programming (that costs $$) to take the TDF off SBS. Unless SBS got into severe financial difficulties - they aren't exactly in a good way from my understanding but it's not critical.

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    Kimmage doing what Kimmage does best. Stir?

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    You might think that but they took the TDU and other smaller race programs (national crit series etc). They rate far less and also cost the networks a helluva lot less too. And we saw what a shmozzle those channels made of the broadcast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rolly View Post
    SBS should get some kind of jersey.
    Nah they get a freebie data service when Eurovision rolls around each year
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    Quote Originally Posted by spirito View Post
    And we saw what a shmozzle those channels made of the broadcast.
    Nine's coverage of the TDU this year was better than SBS' ever was! Live coverage every day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by haitch View Post
    Nine's coverage of the TDU this year was better than SBS' ever was! Live coverage every day!
    I agree.
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