Hawkeye, HD to highlight USA Network's coverage of the U.S. Open

For the second consecutive year, the USA Network will use its Hawkeye ball-tracking technology during coverage of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships.

The ball-tracking feature, a technology developed in England to enhance viewers’ ability to make and understand line calls, will be used on three courts, including those at the Arthur Ashe and Louis Armstrong stadiums in Flushing, New York.

The USA Network also will enhance its coverage of the 2004 U.S. Open with increased studio operations, a new studio truck and new production team.

The network’s coverage of the event also will feature more than 65 hours of live HD coverage, produced in conjunction with NBC Universal cable's Bravo HD+. Last year, USA Network produced 36 hours of HD coverage from the event.

The U.S. Open runs Aug. 30 - Sept. 12. The USA Network will carry 95 hours of coverage of the event.

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