ESPN2 HD to debut Jan. 6, 2005

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
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ESPN2's HD graphics will have the same look and feel as its sister station, ESPN.

ESPN will debut ESPN2 HD, the sports network’s second high-definition sports service Jan. 6, 2005.

ESPN HD and ESPN2 will distribute 85 live, high-definition telecasts in their 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 high-definition television.

The opening night men’s college basketball tripleheader will feature programs from three different conferences, including DePaul at Cincinnati, Memphis versus Texas and Gonzaga at Santa Clara.

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.

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