Event Distributors Begin to Jab at HD

Umstead, R. Thomas
July 2005
Multichannel News;7/25/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 30, p70
Discusses the reasons for the reluctance of event distributors in the U.S. pay-per-view event industry to offer shows in high definition (HD) format. Implications of the decision of Showtime Event Television and Home Box Office Pay-Per-View to offer boxing events in HD format; Possible impact of a proliferation of video-enhanced products according to Marshall Zelaznick, In Demand director of event programming; Benefits of offering HD programming.


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