Prime-time Lineup in HDTV
CBS Television, with the help of a sponsorship agreement from Panasonic, will be offering the majority of its primetime lineup in High Definition Television format throughout the 2000-2001 television season. Seventeen of CBS's 18 weekly comedy and drama series programs will be broadcast in High Definition.
New and returning series this fall on CBS that will be presented in HDTV are:
YES, DEAR Monday, Oct.2, 8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT
THE FUGITIVE Friday, Oct. 6, 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT
CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION Friday, Oct. 6, 9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT
THAT'S LIFE Sunday, Oct. 1, 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT
THE DISTRICT Saturday, Oct. 7, 10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT
BETTE Wednesday, Oct. 11, 8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT
WELCOME TO NEW YORK Wednesday, Oct. 11, 8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT
THE KING OF QUEENS Monday, Oct. 2, 8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT
EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND Monday, Oct. 2, 9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT
FAMILY LAW Monday, Oct. 2, 10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT
JAG Tuesday, Oct. 3, 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT
NASH BRIDGES Friday, Oct. 6, 10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT
TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL Sunday, Oct. 8, 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT
BECKER Monday, Oct. 9, 9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT
JUDGING AMY Tuesday, Oct. 10, 10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT
CITY OF ANGELS Thursday, Oct. 12, 9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT
DIAGNOSIS MURDER Thursday, Oct. 12, 10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT
CBS will also be broadcasting selected CBS Sunday and Wednesday Night Movies in HDTV. The majority of the lineup, which features 14 hours of weekly programming on 17 of CBS's primetime entertainment series, will be broadcast in the 1080 line interlaced format.
DIAGNOSIS MURDER, meanwhile, will be acquired on high definition videotape in the 1080 line progressive format, rather than 35mm film, which is the traditional acquisition medium for episodic television. Thirty-one of CBS's owned and affiliated stations are currently broadcasting in digital, covering approximately 45% of the nation. By the end of the year, CBS expects to be transmitting digital programming across approximately 39 stations, reaching approximately 56% of the U.S.