Big Brother 16 is coming to you in HIGH DEFINITION!


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We recently learned that the Big Brother 16 house was outfitted with more cameras and microphones to capture all the lying, backstabbing, twists, fights and showmances. However what we didn’t know until now is that the Big Brother house reportedly went through a make-over and will now finally be brought to you in high-definition (HD). This means that Big Brother 16 will have 76 high-definition cameras to go along with the 90 microphones.

CBS decided to switch Big Brother over to high definition years ago but due to the changes in the infrastructure it was too complex to do all at once and therefore needed to be done in waves. For instance the producers needed an entirely new post production centre that needed to be designed, built and run through its paces to ensure it was ready for the 3 month big brother season.

Executive producer – Rich Meehan states:

“It’s not just about swapping out cameras, everything had to be changed and we couldn’t do anything that would jeopardize production of the series.”

Executive Producer – Allison Grodner states: for the upgrade to take place “14 miles of HD cables” needed to be replaced as the high tech system couldn’t run on the old low definition wiring. Additionally each new HD camera had to be installed and tested on the new digital control room.

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Brother engineering-operations supervisor David Crivelli states: “We only had six months at a time to do [the changes], we had to do a heart transplant,” even as the “patient” – the big brother series continued to run on schedule.

Rich Meehan added that for better coverage of the houses rooms and corridors:

“We’ve added 11 new cameras in the house for better coverage, we’ve also lowered some of the cameras so viewers are in the action more.”

In addition to more cameras each one now covers more ground as HD uses an aspect ratio of 16:9.

“You can now see from the kitchen area to the bedroom in one shot, it changes the whole look of the house.”

Allison Grodner states that she can’t wait to run the “high-performance machine” through its paces this season. She states that:

“We’re mindful of color and texture more, we’re making sure there are layers and dimension to the house.”

Adding that the big brother viewer that subscribe to the 24/7 live feeds will benefit greatly with vastly improved picture quality. David Crivelli states that “It’ll be a noticeable improvement for the internet viewers.”



Source: CBS.com

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Simon

HD.. holy cow it’s about time. It’s always shocking seeing the image quality of BBCAN feed compared to BBUS

Marissa
Marissa

About time! Also, love the new blog format, guys :)

Jake K.
Jake K.

Easily the best news to come out. It’ll drastically raise the production value.

Simon

For me the best news will be when the cast is found out and it is all new people with no ties to “Big Brother Royalty”

Foxxee
Foxxee

LOL ..true true

SMG HOOVER
SMG HOOVER

HELL YES !!!!

Bumbling Bozo Barack
Bumbling Bozo Barack

The more cameras is great but so are the additional microphones to pickup all of the whispering. Bring on the houseguests!

Doomwrecker
Doomwrecker

Finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Welcome to the 21st century big brother. Makes me feel like my money for the feeds is finally going toward some good use. Can’t wait. See you guys in the chat rooms. What twists could BB have in store….

Jimmy 64
Jimmy 64

20 days til big brother starts
Let’s hope it’s all new guests

Lostie
Lostie

How can they say that we will be able to see the bedroom with the kitchen camera?…do they know where the bedroom is?…i think they meant to say we can see the “living room” Not the far away bedroom, right?

AntonyG
AntonyG

Better soundproofing of the rooms would be far more worthwhile. There’s nothing worse than whispering housemates, especially when they’re talking game.

Beyoncé
Beyoncé

Imagine if we got Spencer in hd last year ughh.

lurker001
lurker001

Does this mean we get to see all the bugs and filth as the season progresses. I can’t wait.

HD sex scenes! WOW!!

OBB Super Fan!
OBB Super Fan!

Just clicked on Online Big Brother and “WOW”…. nice new site this year! Great work Simon and Dawg! Now, let’s just hope this year has some great entertainment and not so much disdain!

Simon

thanks!

OBB Super Fan!
OBB Super Fan!

Will there be After Dark this year?

SMG HOOVER
SMG HOOVER

Only 432 hours to go!!!!

Beyoncé
Beyoncé

The cast will be revealed on the 19th the first week of the show will have additional episode alot of people saying the first episode is meeting the returning players and there love one’s LETS go plus live feeds delayed one day.

Jimmy 64
Jimmy 64

17 days to go
WE WANT NEW GUESTS

Captainwedgiearchnemesis
Captainwedgiearchnemesis

Hi Simon, I already email the new stats of Big Brother 1-15 and I check the stats and it’s still the same. What’s the update for the new stats?

Captainwedgiearchnemesis
Captainwedgiearchnemesis

Bring on the twists

Captainwedgiearchnemesis
Captainwedgiearchnemesis

Hi Simon & Dawg, love the new site. Did I send you a email with new stats?

Simon

Sorry captain.. Send me the stats and i’ll update the page . we’re still working through updating the new site.

Captainwedgiearchnemesis
Captainwedgiearchnemesis

Sending the stats to you, check your email.

Simon

Thanks Cap

Chilltown 4 Life
Chilltown 4 Life

Simon/Dawg, any idea on what you might think the makeup of the hamsters will be this year? Twists? Everything I’ve gathered seems to point to a twist with a mix of newbies and veterans? I could be way off the mark though.

Taylor
Taylor

Hi all! Is the online big brother app still available? I’m having trouble finding it.

Simon

The IOS app was pulled last year it was giving us too many problems. The New site should be more mobile friendly..

Simon

Capt’n stats have been updated… Awesome resource for BB fans.. Thanks Cap!

http://www.onlinebigbrother.com/big-brother-compendium/captn-big-brother-stats-and-info/

Jimmy 64
Jimmy 64

Hey Simon and everyone else you all want brand new house guests?

Beyoncé
Beyoncé

I want all new house guest only how I would like veteran’s is if they come with love one’s and it’s a twist that they put up against there love one’s.

Simon

I do