BUFFALO (LGS) — If you have a HDTV and a HD programming package, we've got some great news to report. Tomorrow night you will be able to watch the Buffalo Sabres attempt history on HDNet. The Sabres versus Thrashers game has been picked up by HDNet -- a television network that specializes in broadcasting in 1080i, the highest-quality format currently available for HDTV.
HDNet, the leader in high definition broadcasting, produces and televises more hours of original HDTV sports, entertainment and news programming each week than any other network.
HDNet is available on Adelphia Communications, Bright House Networks, Charter Communications, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Insight Communications, Mediacom Communications, Time Warner Cable and many National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) cable affiliate companies. Viewers in the Western New York region will most likely be blacked-out from the program since the Sabres will be available locally on MSG.
The Sabres were originally not scheduled to appear on HDNet this season but with their incredible early success and an extremely loyal fanbase, this might be the first of many games added by the high-definition network.
On a side note, sources at MSG told LGS.com that the network is preparing to make the move to HD. However, we were told not to expect MSG-HD Sabres' broadcasts this season. It is still unclear if MSG will broadcast Sabres' games in HD at the start of next season, but the proper planning and conversion to the newer technology has already begun.