FOX News Channel to launch in HD tomorrow


FOX News Channel will launch in High Definition (HD) beginning Thursday, May 1st, announced Tim Carry, VP of Affiliate Sales.  Initially available to Time Warner customers in select regions, the FOX News HD feed will be presented throughout the network’s special election coverage, including the upcoming Democratic and Republican National Conventions.

FOX News HD will be offered as a separate high-definition signal and will be a simulcast of the standard-definition format.  The HD service will also include added content on the screen in the form of an “HD wing,” which will display national and world headlines, the latest in the financial markets, weather updates and sports scores. 

Time Warner Cable, the first system to carry FNC in HD, will launch 5/1 in various parts of New York, including Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island (channel 744) and Hudson Valley (channel 762). Time Warner has also agreed to carry FNC HD in San Antonio, Texas on channel 152