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Thursday, 02 October 2003 ,  Written by
Showtime Networks will launch its second high definition television (HDTV) channel, THE MOVIE CHANNEL HD, on December 1, 2003. The company will transmit an East Coast feed of Showtime Networks' all movie service in the highest picture resolution format available -- 1080i -- with the original widescreen aspect ratio (16:9) to preserve theatrical presentation. The announcement, made today by Mark Greenberg, Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Communications for Showtime Networks, reinforces the company's commitment to providing its premium subscribers with the highest quality home entertainment experience. In December, HDTV titles on THE MOVIE CHANNEL HD will include “Bandits,” “Hardball,” “Novocaine,” “Rollerball,” "Sidewalks of New York," “What’s the Worst that Could Happen?” and many others. With 75 percent of the service's primetime schedule offered in HD, THE MOVIE CHANNEL HD will also feature Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.
Wednesday, 01 October 2003 ,  Written by Jerry Del Colliano
HDNet and the National Hockey League announced yesterday that HDNet will broadcast 65 NHL games in HDTV during the 2003-2004 hockey season. Fans with HDTV systems will find games on many digital cable and both major satellite TV systems on Tuesday and Friday nights. Under the multi-year partnership, NHL games will be telecast on HDNet networks on DIRECTV, DISH Network, Charter Communications, Insight Communications, cable companies affiliated with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), and other distributors that affiliate with HDNet in the future. All NHL on HDNet broadcasts will be original HDNet productions, using HDNet’s HD mobile production units and with HDNet announcers and graphics. Historically, HDTV broadcasts of many professional sporting events often borrow non-HDTV commercials, play-by-play and color commentary from the standard NTSC broadcast with choppy results at best. HDNet will be taking on the responsibility of creating entire NHL presentations for the HDTV audience. Hopefully for serious hockey fans this means fewer ...
Wednesday, 03 September 2003 ,  Written by
CBS Sports and RCA will team up to present CBS’s entire coverage of the 2003 U.S. Open Tennis Championships in High Definition Television. This is the second consecutive year CBS Sports will be simulcast in High Definition Television, the Network announced today. The Championship is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 30 through Sunday, September 7. Once again, a highlight of the broadcast will be the prime time women’s final on Saturday evening, September 6. And for the first time this year, viewers of HD broadcasts also will be able to enjoy the action with the enhancement of Dolby Digital 5.1 channel surround sound. CBS’s more than 40 hours of U.S. Open coverage will be a single production so that viewers at home, whether watching in High or Standard Definition, will see the same camera angles and hear the same action. The coverage will be produced using the highest form of Digital Television (DTV), featuring 1,080 lines ...
Tuesday, 02 September 2003 ,  Written by
HDNet will broadcast a number of college football games this season, beginning with an August 30 match-up between the University of California vs. Southern Mississippi. The first four games are listed below. In September HDNet will announce the schedule for the rest of the season.
Thursday, 21 August 2003 ,  Written by
The HDNet Concert Series moves to Friday nights this fall, beginning with the premiere of Jefferson Starship: Acoustic Explorer on August 22 at 8:30 p.m. ET. This ongoing series showcases new and legendary artists in live performances at venues across the U.S., all in 1080i high-definition. The HDNet Concert Series will features several premieres, including James Brown and Asleep at the Wheel, as well as encore presentations from the best of HDNet’s concert library, including Heart, Blue Oyster Cult, and James Taylor. The upcoming schedule is as follows (all times ET):
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