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In September 2001, HDNet was launched by Dallas Mavericks owner and billionaire Mark Cuban and Phillip Garvin from Colorado Studios . The channel has since grown to be available on a number of platforms, including the DirecTV and Dish Network satellite services and the cable systems of Adelphia Communications, Mediacom , and Charter Communications.
HDNet airs exclusively 1080i high definition content from a diverse base of genres. A number of the channel's shows are original, such as HDNet World Report, an hour-long news magazine, and Higher Definition, which centers around interviews. Other programs are licensed from the major media corporations Paramount, Warner Brothers, and Sony, among others. These include Smallville, The Agency, and Andy Richter Controls the Universe. The channel also broadcasts a number of sporting events, including MLS soccer and NCAA football and basketball.
A second channel, HDNet Movies, accompanies HDNet. As the name suggests, the channel is devoted to movies, although it would probably not be considered a premium channel . Films shown vary in age and category, but all were either transferred from 35mm film to 1080i high definition or shot in the latter format.
Fact Sheet Accessed March 29, 2005.
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