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NESN to Air BoSox, Bruins in HD

The New England Sports Network (NESN) has expanded its Motorola DigiCipher II encoding system to offer high-definition broadcasts of Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins home games to customers. The platform incorporates video processing algorithms, and technology that subdivides the full-bandwidth HD signal for processing, processes the individual "panels" and then recombines.

NESN plans to use the DigiCipher II at its uplink facility in Needham, Mass. to compress live game feeds originating from Fenway Park or the FleetCenter. At the uplink, standard- and high-definition content is multiplexed together, encrypted and broadcast using QPSK satellite modulation to downlink sites throughout New England. To receive the digital signals, affiliates can use the Motorola DSR-4402X, DSR-4520X or DSR4400MD satellite receivers.