How many HD games on CBS & Fox?

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  1. Rob Dawn

    Rob Dawn Member

    Aug 16, 2002


    I was just looking at and noticed that CBS is going to have 5 HD games opening weekend! I had not heard that they were going to do more than the measly 3 HD games per week that they had done the last couple years.

    So has anyone heard how many games CBS & FOX is doing in HD each week this year?

  2. bigpuma

    bigpuma Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2003
    Morgan Hill, CA
    I believe Fox does all of their games in HD and CBS will do 5/week so if they have more the least nationally interesting games will be SD.
  3. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    Fox may wind up with one SD game a week on heavy weeks, like last year. They would give widescreen SD to the local markets when that happened.

    CBS is saying "up to 6 games a week in HD" this year. The first two weeks showed up as five.
  4. bdraw

    bdraw Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Tampa, FL
  5. ssandhoops

    ssandhoops New Member

    Feb 23, 2002
    Shiloh, Il


    Not sure about this year but in previous year's, FOX would carry up to 6 games each week in HD. That usually covered all their games but some weeks they carry 7 or even 8 games in which case 1 or 2 would not be in HD.
  6. TyroneShoes

    TyroneShoes HD evangelist

    Sep 6, 2004
    FOX owns 6 HD trucks (or did last year, they may have more now). That means that if none break down significantly, or the game can be traveled to in time, or if they can't get a deal on a local SD truck and production company to save a buck, there will be up to 6 games in HD on any particular day.

    This is a better state of affairs than MLB in 2006, when FOX would carry a game in SD from an HD truck, simply because the machine that keys the advertising into the ballpark greenscreen was SD.
  7. rhoops

    rhoops New Member

    Jan 7, 2005
    **hd And 5.1 Surround Sound**

    “the Nfl Today” Will Be Available In High Definition; However, It Will Not (repeat Not) Be Available In 5.1 Surround Sound.

    Cbs Sports Will Announce The Nfl Games Being Made Available In High Definition 12 Days In Advance Of Each Regional Game. A Separate Notice Stating The Hd Games Will Be Issued Each Week As Soon As They Have Been Confirmed.

    The Games Being Made Available In High Definition Will Also Be Available In 5.1 Surround Sound For Those Stations Equipped To Transmit Them.

    You May Only Televise The Hd Games On Your Digital Channel If They Are The Games Assigned To Your Station Under The Standard Regionalization Procedures.

    If You Are Not Assigned Any Of The Games Being Produced In Hd, You Will Need To Upconvert The Game You Are Assigned For Simultaneous Broadcast On Your Analog And Digital Channels.

    More Detailed Information Regarding The Hd Games And 5.1 Surround Sound Will Be Included In The Sports Procedures Memos For Each Weekend.

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