Showtime Networks Inc. will launch The Movie Channel HD Dec. 1.
The new channel -- Showtime’s second HDTV offering -- will transmit an East Coast feed of TMC in the highest picture resolution format available, 1080i (interlaced), with the original wide-screen aspect ratio (16:9) to preserve theatrical presentation.
December HDTV titles on TMC HD will include Bandits
, Sidewalks of New York
and What's the Worst that Could Happen?
The network will also feature Dolby Digital 5.1, offering subscribers six-channel, theater-quality directional surround sound.