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FoxSportsNet going HD

Discussion in 'Sports Programming and Events' started by Zach2, Jun 9, 2003.

  1. Zach2

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    Hopefully this means Fox will begin going in HD as well instead of the widescreen 480p BS.

    Heres the article, looks like cable will have it:

    Fox Sports Net is jumping into high-definition production with some of its local and regional sports coverage.

    Time Warner Cable will offer FSN games from Fox's 13 owned-and-operated regional sports networks as part of the MSO's latest free HDTV offerings.

    Along with Fox, Time Warner will carry Discovery HD Theater and In Demand's two upcoming HD channels.

    Time Warner will charge extra for In Demand, although it hasn't set pricing yet, since the service involves new channels.

    Since Fox and Discovery are part of existing services, those services will be offered free-of-charge.

    Time Warner already offers free HD programming from Showtime, Home Box Office and the seven broadcast networks.

    Fox Sports Net will concentrate its efforts in markets it shares with Time Warner, including Los Angeles; Minneapolis; Orlando, Fla.; Houston; and North Carolina.

    Fox will produce the games locally in high definition.

    Time Warner will likely offer the games on the In Demand channels, pre-empting In Demand programming.

    FSN in HD should arrive in the fourth quarter, in time for the start of the National Basketball Association and National Hockey League seasons.

    Discovery HD will be available later this summer, and the In Demand channels debut in September.
     
  2. Five Hole

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    Jun 23, 2002
    Do you have a link?
     
  3. Zach2

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  4. rtt2

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    Cablevision already offers FSN-NY in HD. However most of it is in standard definition. Live Met games are HD but re broadcasts are standard def.
     
  5. Msguy

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    man i like the picture on High Definition Sets but Damn at the cost of a high def TV Now
     
  6. Eyedox

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    Why are the REbroadcasts in SD? That's so stupid ... like they cant afford a thousand dollar D-VHS deck???
     
  7. rtt2

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    It has something to do with FCC compliance regulations. Michael
    Powell and the FCC relaxed these rules, apparently if a cable company owns a sports team and the arena they play in, they are only required to carry two HD channels, and because cablevision owns the arena (MSG) and team (Knicks & Rangers) they only have to provide HD programming on a part-time basis, and only during live broadcasts, not late-night replays of said games. So Cablevion is doing the bare minium as usual. It is the cheapest cable company but has the highest rates in the nation.
     

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