MASN announced today it will launch a full-time high definition channel in March 2009 and will more than double the number of HD telecasts of Orioles and Nationals games next season.
Expanding on its first season utilizing HD technology, MASN will air up to 200 Major League Baseball games in HD in 2009, broadcasting one HD game every night of the season. The network will also carry Ravens preseason games, selected Division I football, basketball and lacrosse games, and ESPN News in HD. MASN's first season of HD programming featured 40 Orioles and 40 Nationals games in HD, which it made available to 21 cable and satellite providers.
"MASN will continue to bring fans maximum access to the Orioles and the Nationals by expanding our HD lineup next season," MASN spokesman Todd Webster said. "MASN's 2009 baseball schedule will give fans an HD game every night of the season, as we more than double the number of games in high definition."
MASN distributors who will carry the full-time HD channel include Comcast, DirecTV, Cox, and RCN.