IOW on INHD



L. Bird pkeets at hotmail.com
Fri Jul 30 21:26:43 CDT 2004


Repost from alt.music.who:

>Note that despite INHD's press stating this will debut on 8/14/04 -- it is
actually on tomorrow night (July 28th) as well as July 30th, in additioin to
8/14/04:

http://www.inhd.com./products/viewProduct.jsp?prodId=18906

I hope all of you have access to INHD and a High Definition TV with surround
sound.  This should be sweet.

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INHD ANNOUNCES THE HIGH DEFINITION PREMIER OF
The Who - Live At The Isle of Wight

Classic 1970 Concert Makes Television Debut
On INHD, Saturday August 14th


INHD, cable's most widely distributed all HD network, has announced today
the broadcast television debut of The Who's legendary concert performance
Live At The Isle of Wight which has been completely re-mastered, remixed and
restored to high-definition 1080i film featuring 5.1 Dolby Digital audio.
This historic concert will premier on INHD on Saturday, August 14th at 8pm
EST.

As part of the agreement, INHD will have exclusive high-definition rights
for 2 years. The original negatives and reversal rolls of the classic
concert were used to convert the film to 1080i HD, under the expert
supervision of Townshend and Murray Lerner, the film's director. The
memorable concert was performed on August 30, 1970 before 600,000 people who
gathered off the coast of England at The Isle of Wight. The audio has been
fully digitized and remixed using a total of 16 tracks recorded at the
festival.

The INHD event, The Who - Live At The Isle of Wight, will feature a
performance of their top-selling rock opera, "Tommy," and some of the band's
most popular songs including "Eyesight To The Blind Boy," "The Acid Queen,"
We're Not Gonna Take It," "Fiddle About," "Water," "Magic Bus," "Heaven And
Hell," "I Can't Explain," "Pinball Wizard," "I'm Free," and many more.

"There is so much enthusiasm among HDTV viewers for concerts and The Isle of
Wight is one of the greatest shows from one of Rock 'n Roll's most legendary
bands," said Nancy McKenna, Vice President of Event Operations. "This
classic presentation has been completely renovated to an astonishing new
level providing the maximum high-definition experience."

INHD's broadcast of the Isle of Wight reflects the network's latest effort
to bring its viewers a leading assortment of concerts in high-definition and
5.1 Dolby Digital sound. Other recent broadcasts include Bon Jovi: Full
House, Peter Gabriel: Growing Up, Usher: Live Evolution 8701, and Beyonce
Knowles In Concert. The focus on concerts is all part of INHD's recent
commitment to add 100 new hours of native HD programming to the network each
month. Other new programs include five new original series, live sports,
specials, events and movies made for IMAX® Theaters. INHD is currently
delivering content to over 1 million high definition TV households and is
available to over 45 million cable subscribers.

INHD is cable television's first multi-channel 24/7 linear-scheduled network
that features commercial-free movies, professional and college sports and
general interest programming that maximizes the HD television experience.
INHD provides superior images and sound and more native HD programming than
any other network. INHD is owned and operated by iN DEMAND Networks. Company
shareholders are Comcast iN DEMAND Holdings, Inc., Cox Communications, Inc.
and Time Warner Entertainment - Advance/Newhouse Partnership. INHD and INHD2
are available on Adelphia, Bright House, Cablevision, Comcast, Cox, and Time
Warner cable systems. Further information about INHD can be found on the
Internet at www.inhd.com.

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