HDNet Sets MLB Plans


High-definition-television channel HDNet said Wednesday that it will
broadcast 80 Major League Baseball games in HDTV during the 2002 regular

The first HDTV game of the season will be shown April 13, featuring the
Detroit Tigers in Minnesota against the Twins.

HDNet is shown exclusively on DirecTV Inc. It announced an agreement last
September to broadcast 12 MLB games from the 2002 season.

Regional Fox Sports Net outlets will co-produce some of the games. Fox will
show those games on its networks in standard-definition digital.

In other MLB news, Canadian-based Rogers Cable Inc. said Wednesday that it
would add the 'MLB Extra Innings' sports package starting Monday.

Free previews run until April 7. After that, the package will be available
for $159.99 for the season or $19.99 per month for eight