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Wednesday, 11 June 2003 ,  Written by Jerry Del Colliano
The announcement made by DirecTV last week that they would be broadcasting a host of new HDTV channels including ESPN HD, Discovery HD Theater and HDNet Movies makes the pitch for HDTV to the mainstream consumer far more compelling. Millions of people are thinking of investing in HDTV but the big objections continue to be limited access to HDTV signals and the lack of good programming. Terrestrial HDTV (available in many large U.S. cities) has a good amount of HD programming (especially in prime time) but not everyone can pull in the signals. While the broadcasts are over the air – they are also like cell phones with many of the same reception problems. Digital cable is quickly getting HDTV savvy by adding channels and increasing its services to wider areas but still far from everyone in the nation can get digital cable – let alone digital cable HDTV.
Tuesday, 03 June 2003 ,  Written by
DIRECTV, Inc., announced today that it will launch a new high-definition (HD) programming package on July 1. The HD package will include ESPN HD, Discovery HD Theater, HDNet and HDNet Movies, and is available by subscription for $10.99 per month. In addition, DIRECTV will also provide its customers with special events broadcast in HD, similar to events broadcast in the past, such as USA's coverage of the Masters Golf Tournament, NBA games and NBA TV programming blocks. ESPN HD is a 24-hour high-definition simulcast service of ESPN that delivers a lineup of sports events, news, information and entertainment telecasts currently available, including games from Major League Baseball, the NBA , the NFL and the NHL.
Wednesday, 07 May 2003 ,  Written by
EchoStar Communications Corporation and its DISH Network, just announced 42 new designated market areas where it plans to launch local TV channels, provided retransmission agreements with local TV stations can be formalized in each of the markets. This will bring the total number of markets DISH Network serves with local channels to 106 by the end of the year. DISH Network is also announcing that it plans to offer local channels via satellite in more cities across the nation by end of 2004. Today, consumers have a choice of receiving local TV channels from DISH Network in 64 U.S. cities.
Monday, 05 May 2003 ,  Written by
For the first time, NBA TV will broadcast live NBA games in HDTV. Several NBA games including playoff games are scheduled. HD broadcasts are available on channel 198 for DirecTV customers and channel 9425 for EchoStar customers. NBA TV is scheduled to show up to seven 2003 NBA Playoff games in HDTV. Check your local listing for current NBA Playoff schedule.
Monday, 28 April 2003 ,  Written by Jerry Del Colliano is reporting that DirecTV is planning to launch a $10 per month (est.) HDTV option for its subscribers that will include the hard to find ESPN HD channel, Discovery HD Theater channel and an HDNet Movie channel. Currently, DirecTV’s HD channels include HDNet, HBO and Showtime. All but HDNet require additional monthly fees and this proposed new HD offering would be an additional fee above those charged for HBO and Showtime. Would subscribers with HDTV receivers pay the fees? Absolutely, they have invested in a new TV system along with a $700 receiver but they complain they don’t get enough in the terms of great HDTV content. HDTV early adopters are like Tyrone Biggums at a 5 o’clock free-crack-giveaway (watch Chapelle’s Show on Comedy Central for more insight on Tyrone Biggums) when it comes to more HD content. Even more importantly, many people have only digital satellite as their source for HDTV service ...
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