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I'm pretty sure the recordings from that era were not filmed in widescreen when it was filmed for TV. It only really became a thing in the mid 2000's, so it wouldn't surprise me if it's not possible.Probably will never happen but I would love the old Big Brother seasons (preferred Widescreen - I know these exist) to be added to a streaming service. Could you imagine?
But I’m sure there is many things stopping that from happening like rights issues and royalties. Would they have to rewrite contracts again? Get permission from and have to pay the seasons cast? And more...
I'm pretty sure the recordings from that era were not filmed in widescreen when it was filmed for TV. It only really became a thing in the mid 2000's, so it wouldn't surprise me if it's not possible.
Correct - impressively, BBAU was filmed and broadcast in 16:3 SD from the very beginning. It's just that not many homes at the time owned widescreen televisions. I don't even think BBUK introduced 16:9 filming until a couple years into the series?The US lagged somewhat due to not filming in 16:9 SD - there a switch to widescreen meant a switch to HD. Big Brother was pretty much the last US show to go widescreen and HD - and that wasn't until 2014.
Didn't realise BBAU was in widescreen from the start - knew it was from 2003 onwards, but didn't think the first two were. Indeed I thought the reason they ditched the in-house cameras from the third series on (IIRC) was due to filming in widescreen - as the remote cameras at that time were generally 4:3.
This is a slightly naive comment to make. Of-course it’s not pointless. It’s not specifically Big Brother that they’re archiving - it’s part of a wider initiative to digitise all Australian analogue media, which is incredibly important.What would be the point of them digitising old seasons of the show? I very much doubt that these are ever going to see the light of day on a streaming service...
Unless it's just for archival sake. Which seems kinda pointless.