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ESPN2 HD to debut Jan. 6, 2005
ESPN will debut ESPN2 HD, the sports network’s second high-definition sports service on Jan. 6, 2005.
ESPN HD and ESPN2 will distribute 85 live, high-definition telecasts in the first 85 days of joint operation. The HD coverage will include college football, plus men’s and women’s college basketball, originally produced and distributed in HD.
Together in 2005, ESPN HD and ESPN2 HD will deliver 300 major events and 2000 programs totaling 6000 hours in high-definition.
All high-definition programming on ESPN HD and ESPN2 HD will be delivered to cable systems and satellite providers in the 720p high-definition format.
For more information, visit www.espn.com.
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