DirecTV expands HD offering with TNT

MUMBAI: Turner Network Television (TNT) has announced that it has entered into an agreement with US pay TV platform DirecTV.

DirecTV will provide customers with the high-definition (HD) feed of TNT. The service will launch on DirecTV on 17 February and will be available on DirecTV channel 75.

The content will consist of a range of dramatic programming in HDTV format, including sports such as live NBA games and NASCAR races; series; movies; and TNT originals.

TNT in HD will be available as part of the DirecTV HD package, which currently includes ESPN HD, ESPN2 HD, Discovery HD Theater, HDNet, HDNet Movies and Universal HD. In addition to the HD Package, DirecTV customers with HD-enabled equipment can also receive HBO HDTV and SHO HD as part of their premium package subscriptions, as well as HD Pay Per View movies.

Turner Network Sales executive VP sales and marketing Coleman Breland says, "We are pleased to partner with DirecTV to further expand its robust HDTV package and enhance its customers' viewing experience with the addition of TNT in HD's extensive collection of top-rated content.

"NBA coverage on TNT in HD has raised the bar across the industry. We're excited to share this compelling sports programming with DirecTV customers in time for the NBA All-Star game."

TNT in HD is broadcast in 1080i 24 hours a day and uses Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound, a superior audio experience across all TNT in HD programming. In addition, TNT in HD presents all of its programming, including promotional content and commercials, in 16:9 wide-screen, giving viewers a consistent viewing experience.

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