Suddenly, the Race Is on for HD Channels

Hibberd, James
January 2007
Television Week;1/15/2007, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p3
Trade Publication
The article reports on the growing competition among major cable networks for high-definition (HD) channels in 2007. After years of trouncing DirecTV's meager HD lineup, rivals EchoStar and cable operators will be forced to add considerable HD capacity to stay competitive. Fox Cable's Speed Channel will give HD treatment to properties such as NASCAR and Supercross, as well as prime-time lifestyle programs such as Pinks and Superbikes.


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