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.