Wednesday, 20 April 2005
Jerry Del Colliano
35 years, Monday Night Football is moving from ABC to its cable brother
ESPN. The deal reportedly is for over $1,100,000,000 per year for the
rights to broadcast the featured Monday night games. In-market viewers
will see the ESPN broadcast on ABC as to avoid the potential problem of
alienating non-cable/non-satellite subscribers.
and NASCAR announced recently the schedule for the second season of
NASCAR's high-definition television package on HDNet. This year, HDNet
will feature 20 live telecasts from the NASCAR Grand National Division,
a tier of NASCAR's regional racing series, which includes the Busch
North Series and West Series.
cable’s most widely distributed all high-definition network, announced
recently that three new, original high-definition series that are
currently in development. The new programs, being developed as part of
INHD’s commitment to continue bringing consumers the most and best
native HD programming, are scheduled to debut this year.
Tuesday evening INHD will provide live coverage in high definition of
the Presidential Acceptance and Concession speeches. Regularly
scheduled programming will be interrupted for this live news coverage.
Senator John Kerry is expected to speak to supporters in Boston, MA
while President George Bush is expected to speak in Washington, DC.
This coverage follows on the heels of INHD's live Election 2004
coverage of both the Democratic National Convention in July and the
Republican National Convention in August.
Communications announced that its DISH Network satellite TV service is
teaming with six networks to create unique coverage of the U.S.
elections. Viewers will be able to watch national and state election
coverage simultaneously from the six networks on a single TV screen.
They also can select an individual network and view its coverage in