In Turner Broadcasting System Inc.'s first ever high-definition-TV
program, Turner Network Television plans to shoot the Feb. 9 National Basketball
Association All-Star Game and the Feb. 8 All-Star Saturday Night programming in
In Demand L.L.C. is distributing it to operators, which would have to offer
the programming on a separate channel. DirecTV Inc. and EchoStar Communications
Corp. will also get the HD feed.
While it's the first time the All-Star Game will be shot
in high-def, the concept is not new to basketball.
Cablevision Systems Corp.'s Madison Square Garden Network has been shooting
New York Knicks games in HD since 1999.