Rounding Up HD News: HD Sports ‘Madness,’ Netflix Bulks Up on Blu-ray

Feb 28, 2008  •  Post A Comment

Special HD Treatment for Spring Sports
College basketball’s March Madness and golf’s Masters tournament are among upcoming sporting events that will offer extra features for high-definition viewers. For the Masters, which takes place April 10-13, DirecTV will have a “Masters Mix” channel with four camera viewpoints on a single screen, including Augusta National’s famed “Amen Corner.” CBS will offer Comcast and Bresnan customers high-definition video-on-demand highlight packages for March Madness, which takes place March 20-April 7, Broadcasting & Cable reports. Finally, the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will air 40 games each of baseball’s Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals in HD, Web site TVPredictions.com says.
Netflix Will Add as Many as 1,500 Blu-ray Titles This Year
Netflix will add 1,300 to 1,500 Blu-ray titles this year as next-generation DVD customers converge to a single format, Chief Financial Officer Barry McCarthy said at a conference this week. Netflix, which has about 90,000 titles, will add about 300 new Blu-ray films, with the remainder as back-catalog titles, McCarthy said.
Discovery HD Adds Live Muscle-Car Auctions
Discovery HD will start broadcasting live muscle-car auctions when it debuts “Mecum Auto Auction: Muscle Cars and More” on March 29. Discovery will broadcast three-hour auctions for six consecutive Saturdays ending May 17.
Rainbow Media Sues EchoStar Over Voom Channel Movement
Rainbow Media sued EchoStar to stop its Dish Network from moving Rainbow’s Voom HD network to a less popular subscription tier, Multichannel News reports. Rainbow, whose satellite was acquired by EchoStar from Cablevision in 2005, received a temporary injunction from a New York State Supreme Court judge earlier this month, preventing EchoStar from moving the channel, Multichannel News says, citing people it didn’t identify. Both companies declined to comment, Multichannel News reports.


  1. Amazing freakin blog here. I almost cried while reading it!

  2. Way to focus and straight to your point, i love it. Keep up the work people. Dont let anyone stop us bloggers.

  3. Love the blog here. Nice colors. I am definitely staying tuned to this one. Hope to see more.

  4. This is good info! Where else can if ind out more?? Who runs this joint too? Keep up the good work 🙂

  5. Wow, amazing blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you make blogging look easy.

  6. I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you create this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you? Plz reply back as I’m looking to create my own blog and would like to know wheere u got this from. thanks

  7. Keep focusing on your blog. I love how we can all express our feelings. This is an extremely nice blog here 🙂

  8. I really like the colors here on your blog. did you design this yourself or did you outsource it to a professional?

  9. Hey how are you doing? I just wanted to stop by and say that it’s been a pleasure reading your blog. I have bookmarked your website so that I can come back & read more in the future as well. plz do keep up the quality writing

  10. This is the best blog I’ve ever seen in my life! I really appreciate you taking the time out of your busy day to share your this with everyone.

  11. Dreamin. I love blogging. You all express your feelings the right way, because they are your feeling, focus on your blog it is great.

Your Comment

Email (will not be published)