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But Will 'Dirt' Still Be Around For It?

January 9, 2007 8:55 PM

Earlier today TVWeek broke that a host of NBC-Universal and Turner networks will launch HD channels by the end of year.

We can now add Fox Cable Network Group’s FX and Speed Channel to the list, though sources cautioned that the company might still elect to do a compilation Fox Cable network rather than individual simulcasts for non-DirecTV systems.

The news was spurred by DirecTV’s announcement yesterday at CES that they had secured distribution agreements with 60 cable networks for new HD channels. Only problem: A bunch of the channels named had yet to announce they were going HD. Some network sources said they were caught off guard by the announcement, which essentially pushed a whole host of channels into the public HD pool before they were ready, without so much as a press release to wear.


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Finally...it's about time more nets went hi-def

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