Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Dedicated MASN HD Channel Begins April 1st

No--it's not an April Fools Joke. MASN begins broadcasting Full Time in HD beginning tomorrow--April 1st. A total of 210 games involving Our Washington Nationals and The Baltimore Orioles will be shown in High Definition in 2009. The first baseball broadcast to be aired this Saturday, April 4th when both Washington & Baltimore meet at Nationals Park in the final game of Spring Training before Opening Day.

105 Baseball Games for each team will be shown in High Def. Check your satellite, cable or Verizon Fios provider for exact channel. I read the other day that Verizon is carrying the new MASN HD channel.

Here is the complete press release from MASN:

MASN Launches MASN HD Wednesday

Dedicated HD channel to televise 210 HD Nationals and Orioles games in 2009

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - MASN, the local leader in live sports entertainment and the television home of the Nationals and Orioles, will launch its full-time HD channel on Wednesday, April 1 and will televise 210 Major League Baseball games in high definition in 2009. Both teams' home-openers will be televised in high-definition, including the Orioles vs. Yankees at Oriole Park at Camden Yards live at 4:00 p.m. on April 6 and the Nationals vs. Phillies at Nationals Park live at 3:00 p.m. on April 13.

MASN will televise in HD the teams' final pre-season tune-up on Saturday, April 4th as the Nationals host the Orioles at Nationals Park live at 6:00 p.m.
MASN HD will televise 105 Nationals and 105 Orioles games in high definition this season. The network will shoot and produce every Nationals and Orioles game in high-definition for archival purposes and for rebroadcast the next day on MASN HD.

MASN HD will now occupy a permanent channel position in the HD lineup of its cable and satellite carriers throughout a seven-state television territory. MASN and MASN 2 will remain unchanged.

With three channels this season, the easiest way to locate MASN, MASN2, or MASN HD is for viewers to check the channel guide on their televisions. Viewers can also log onto masnsports.com for a full listing of cable and satellite channel positions for MASN, MASN2 and MASN HD.

Most of MASN's cable providers are carrying MASN HD this season, including Antietam, Armstrong*, Atlantic Broadband, Bay Country, Broadstripe, Charter*, Comcast*, Cox, DirecTV, Easton, Harron Metrocast*, NTelos, Openband, RCN, Reds Cable, and Verizon FIOS.

* May not carry MASN HD in all regions within MASN's television territory.


MurrayTheRed said...

Although I hate MASN, we've talked about this in person once (do you remember?)

This is GREAT news! Now I'm more convinced then ever. I'm going to get FIOS with the HD-DVR option!

Anonymous said...

The first game in HD is actually tomorrow afternoon, April 1st. It's an Orioles spring training game from Ft. Lauderdale though.

Anonymous said...

I have Verizon Fios. Today is the first Nats game televized on MASN. My two HD tv's are getting the game on 77. My two non-HD tv's are getting a message that the channel is unavailable. Channel 577 gives me a message that I need to subscribe to MASN HD. My living room tv is big, but not HD. I cannot watch the Nats game in my living room. MASN stinks. I am tired of being a second class fan to the Oriel's!

Anonymous said...

I live in Columbia and also get the message on channel 577 that says I am not a subscriber for MASN HD. I do have an HD tv and have the FIOS hi-def package, but apparently am not already giving them enough money...? Funny how I can get Comcast HD with my current package but not MASN HD. Verizon, c'mon!

mark said...

That info about HD games is wrong. Verizon only has one HD channel. When Os and Nats are on at the same time, one will in HD and the other in digital. Only Comcast has two MASN-HD channels. MASN's ad is deceptive.