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Speed Psyched to Get Formula One in HD

1/17/2011 12:01 AM Eastern

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Formula One racing fans should notice an upgrade on
Speed this year as the race coverage will originate in high definition for the
first time.

The FIA Formula One World Championship’s world feed had been transmitted
in standard definition and upconverted by Fox Networks Group-owned
Speed.

The network made the move to HD in February 2008 before building and
moving into a new state-of-art production facility in Charlotte, N.C., that
year.

Speed also said it would be “going the extra mile, installing continuous
fiber service to guarantee the best possible picture quality.”

The Formula One season opens March 13 with live coverage of the Bahrain
Grand Prix on Speed. Sixteen of the season’s 20 races will be live and exclusive
to Speed in the U.S., with four events airing on Fox.

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