iN Demand squeezes 3 HD channels into 1
iN Demand Networks has launched two new HD sports package channels - GameHD and TeamHD - that are compressed, along with iN Demand’s existing HD PPV channel, into the bandwidth of one HD channel.
iN Demand’s compression technology, which is free to cable operators, is automated on a national basis so that operators can implement it at their individual headends.
The channels can be found in the sports package area of the cable system’s lineup. TeamHD will air the scheduled HD NBA games through the NBA League Pass package. GameHD will be airing HD NHL games on NHL Center Ice, as well as HD MLB games through next year’s MLB Extra Innings package.
And when an NHL Center Ice HD broadcast is airing on GameHD, a slate will appear on both the TeamHD and HD PPV channels with upcoming schedule information. Similarly, when a boxing or UFC HD event is airing on HD PPV, slates will appear on the new channels.