Nothing demonstrates the advantages of HDTV like live sports, and the fast-paced nature of hockey showcases this new technology especially well.
Digital viewers will be able to see the players like never before. The 16:9 wide aspect ratio of HDTV, as well as the exceptional resolution, will offer hockey fans unprecedented field of view and clarity.
"HD captures all the incredible excitement of NHL action," said Tommy Schenck, General Manager, FOX 50 WRAZ-TV/DT. "It really adds a whole new dimension to the game."
The 10 HD games will not be available on the satellite TV services.
"We are excited to be working with WRAZ and the Hurricanes," said Tom Adams, President of the Raleigh-Fayetteville division of Time Warner Cable.
The Hurricanes, 2002 champions of the NHL's Eastern Conference, brought the excitement of local hockey to a new level during their run to the Stanley Cup Finals. As area hockey enthusiasm continues to grow, the High-Definition broadcasts will provide Triangle fans with the highest quality sports coverage.
"This emerging technology is incredible for our sport, " said Ken Lehner, the Hurricanes' VP for Marketing Communications. "The Hurricanes will be just the fourth team in the NHL that will be broadcasting in HD with a local rights holder."
To watch the 10 games in High Definition, viewers with HD displays can turn to WRAZ-DT (channel 49.1 or 49.2 DTV) or to Time Warner Digital Cable channel 250.
Time Warner Digital subscribers without a High-Definition display will be able to watch a standard definition broadcast of the games on digital channel 251.
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