The National Hockey League and HDNet announced the initial slate of
high-definition game broadcasts as part of a 65-game HDTV schedule for the
current 2002-03 season.
The first game to be aired in HDTV this season will be Sunday's Minnesota
Wild-Colorado Avalanche matchup.
'Fans who watched last year's NHL games on HDNet have confirmed that HDTV
captures all the excitement of NHL action,' NHL executive vice president and
chief operating officer Jon Litner said in a release.
Added HDNet cofounder and president Mark Cuban, 'Our partnership provides
great programming for HDNet viewers and positions both the NHL and HDNet as
leaders in high-definition sports.'
HDNet produces its NHL broadcasts in conjunction with several Fox Sports Net
regional outlets, sharing audio and graphics with FSN's standard-definition