06.27.2007 12:00 AM
TBS Gets Serious About HD
TBS, the cable channel that advertises itself as “very funny” is getting serious about hi-def, with the launch of TBS in HD this fall.

The cable channel, part of the Turner Broadcasting empire, will simulcast its East Coast feed in 1080i, high definition and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound starting Sept. 1. Its sister station, TNT, has broadcast in hi-def for several years, but some of the content, originally broadcast in standard definition 4:3, is upconverted and “stretched” to fill widescreen HDTV sets. In perhaps a hint of a similar arrangement with TBS, the network said that it would “present all of its programming, including promotional content and commercials in 16:9 wide-screen, giving viewers a consistent viewing experience.”

The majority of the network’s programming consists movies, sports, (including the MLB playoffs and the National League pennant), and first run series like Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne,” “My Boys” and “The Bill Engvall Show,” as well as popular reruns such as “Sex and the City” and “Seinfeld.”

Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found

Tuesday 03:07 PM
WMUR-TV Says FAA Drone Rules Preclude ENG
The FAA’s current rules and proposed ban on flight over people, requirement of visual line of sight and restriction on nighttime flying, effectively prohibit broadcasters from using UAS for newsgathering. ~ WMUR-TV General Manager Jeff Bartlett

D. Pagan Communications /   Friday 10:35 AM
Blue Line is Hot on the Trail of DPA Microphones
Clyne Media, Inc /   Thursday 09:51 PM
Focusrite Expands RedNet Range

Featured Articles
Discover TV Technology