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    Tv & Icc

    Can anyone tell me how it works?

    Does the ICC hold the rights to things such as 'Snicko', Hot Spot, Hawkeye and the like?

    Or are they owned by the inventor or by TV stations such as Hot Spot by Channel 9?

    Watching the coverage of the Sri Lanka V England Test and they only seem to have a thing call Trakker, which seems to be a little dated as far as techo stuff on the tele goes.

    Is it a money thing? If so I think the ICC should ensure all TV coverage has the latest Technology.

    I found it annoying that we could not tell a couple of times with the English captain with snicks one for a lbw and the other for his dismissal
    You know it makes sense.

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    It's totally dependent on the TV company.

    I$C$C have no reason to control TV coverage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    It's totally dependent on the TV company.

    I$C$C have no reason to control TV coverage.
    So the TV company has to pay for these things?

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    Yeah.


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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    Yeah.
    Well I hope they did not pay too much for 'Trakker'

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    The amount of enjoyability to the viewer is entirely dependent on the budget of the TV company.

    Obviously, if TV companies want to maximumise their potential, they need to put these things into their budget. If they don't and someone else does, they are the ones who look bad.

    If no-one in a certain country looks likely to offer said service, then there's a free rein.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    The amount of enjoyability to the viewer is entirely dependent on the budget of the TV company.

    Obviously, if TV companies want to maximumise their potential, they need to put these things into their budget. If they don't and someone else does, they are the ones who look bad.

    If no-one in a certain country looks likely to offer said service, then there's a free rein.
    But who owns these things?

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    Owns which things? The patents to things like HotSpot and Snicko?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Owns which things? The patents to things like HotSpot and Snicko?
    Yes, and how much does it cost?

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    Dunno how much it'd cost, TBH, don't have a clue in fact, but the patents will presumably be owned by those who designed them. Sometimes, though, those who designed them will be affiliated to certain TV companies - IIRR it was someone from Nine who came-up with HotSpot, for instance.

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    They didn't invent it, they flew to France iirc to check it out there, liked what they saw and bought it. Not sure what its original use was for.
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    Something to do with the military.

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    Haha, HotSpot and HawkEye were both designed by the military?

    Was it someone from Nine who invented Snickometers? Certainly Nine was the first station to use it, UIMM.

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    Nine invented basically everything with cricket broadcasting. They brought in the 2 camera angles, snicko, hotspot, hawkeye and about a million other things

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    they just need to bring in the scrotometer

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