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  1. ABC Television Network DTV Status Report Mike Strein Director, DTV Development and Media Planning

  2. ABC-TV DTV Status Report • 163 DTV Stations on air (98% coverage) • 132 of these are HD (93% coverage) • 50% of these are 5.1

  3. ABC-TV DTV Status Report • BCS College Championship • 2004 MNF Season • Stanley Cup Finals • NBA Finals • Academy Awards with the Red Carpet Pre-show • State of the Union Address Over 800 hours of HD programming in 2004, almost all in 5.1, including:

  4. ABC-TV DTV Status Report 2005 Events already include: • The BCS Championship series – Rose, Sugar, Fiesta, Capital One and Orange Bowl as well as the Rose Parade • 2 NFL Playoff games • 2005 Presidential Inauguration • US Skating Championships

  5. ABC-TV DTV Status Report • All Primetime Scripted shows are HD • TV-3 studio now has HD cameras • Planning future Sports, News and Entertainment events 2005 Plans

  6. ABC-TV DTV Status Report • 24 Hour SD News Service • Carried by stations as a second DTV channel • Plans are in flux ABC NewsNow

  7. ABC-TV DTV Status Report • Over 100 Live events in 2003 • Over 200 Live events in 2004 • With ESPN HD2, nearly 400 Live events planned for 2005 • 8000 hours of programming ESPN

  8. ABC-TV DTV Status Report • Extremely complex HD production • 36 ABC HD cameras • 4 HD Mobile Units • 11 HD Engineered links 2005 Presidential Inauguration