[sumo] NHK address confusion
itsulon at wavecable.com
Mon Jun 30 00:18:12 EDT 2008
On Jun 29, 2008, at 5:27 PM, Doreen Simmons wrote:
> The first one is for the whole sumo broadcast; the second one, as
> it says, is for the small English-language addition.
> Incidentally if you are talking about any kind of NHK feed you are
> getting outside Japan, you should bear in mind that your local
> provider is in charge of distribution. Somebody, for instance, said
> in this or a similar thread that "NHK increased the time" but this
> is not so; in Japan the English side broadcasts 2 hours regularly,
> from 16:00-18:00 every day (except that sometimes it starts half an
> hour early on the Sunday).
I was one of the letter-writers that wrote to request that the
telecast time be extended from 90 minutes to two hours, and indeed
that was a successful effort. But those requests were in regard to
TV Japan's coverage, and sent to TV Japan, not to NHK. That said,
Peter may have a good idea. It's possible that NHK doesn't realize
the passion that the English-language followers of sumo have. I
still have doubts that there are actually that many of us, but Peter
is right in that it's certainly worth the effort. Thanks for the
kick in the pants!
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