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Release Date: 6/2/2004



TBS and Turner South to Produce Atlanta Braves Home Games in High-Definition



Braves in HD Available on Turner South on June 4th and TBS on June 28th


This June, TBS and Turner South, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.?s 24-hour regional entertainment network, will make an HD feed of Atlanta Braves home games available to eligible affiliate partners and their viewers within the Turner South footprint. High-definition telecasts of Turner South produced games will begin on June 4th, the network?s first 2004 regular season game, as the Atlanta Braves host the Philadelphia Phillies, at 7:30 p.m. ET. On June 28th, the first TBS produced games in HD will air throughout the southeast when the Florida Marlins head to Turner Field to take on the Braves at 7:30 p.m.


?We are excited to work with our affiliate partners to embrace this new technology and offer Braves fans in six southeastern states the ability to see every detail from the stitching on the uniforms to the blades of grass on the field, as well as hear every crack of the bat with the enhanced surround sound of HD,? said David Levy, Turner Sports president.


The Braves in HD will be a 1080i high-definition simulcast feed of the Braves home games that air on Turner South and on TBS within the Turner South footprint. The actual games will be native HD, presented in a 16:9 full-screen format with Dolby Digital 5.1? surround sound and with a picture that is up to six times sharper than a standard definition broadcast. Turner South?s footprint includes Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee and regions of North Carolina.


Fans will still be able to hear the familiar veteran voices of Skip Caray, Pete Van Wieren, Joe Simpson and Don Sutton during TBS? and Turner South?s HD Braves telecasts. The 2004 season marks Caray?s and Van Wieren?s 29th consecutive year calling the action in the Braves telecast booth. Analyst Sutton, a Hall of Fame Major League pitcher, is currently in his 16th season, while Simpson, a former Major League outfielder and first baseman, is in his 13th season as an analyst.


Turner Sports, Inc. presents some of the best and most popular sporting events worldwide and is a leader in televised sports programming. With events airing on three networks - TBS, TNT and Turner South - Turner Sports? line-up includes the NBA, NASCAR and NASCAR.com, Major League Baseball, Atlanta Thrashers hockey, Atlanta Hawks basketball, college football, professional golf and PGA.com.


TBS is television?s ?very funny? network, serving as home to such hot contemporary comedies as Seinfeld and Friends, with Sex and the City, Everybody Loves Raymond and Yes, Dear joining the line-up this summer; high-profile original reality series, such as the upcoming Outback Jack and Gilligan?s Island; blockbuster movies; hosted movie showcases; and action-packed sports from the worlds of Major League Baseball and Pac 10 and Big 12 college football.


Turner South, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.?s 24-hour regional entertainment network, presents a mix of original programming, movies, regional news and sports to cable and DBS affiliates in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee and regions of North Carolina. The multiple Emmy-winning network also offers games from the Atlanta Braves and the Atlanta Hawks and is the official home of the NHL?s Atlanta Thrashers. For more information, access the Web site at turnersouth.com.


Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and the leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry



Holly Northey Turner Sports 404-827-5417 [email protected]


Kevin Little TBS 404-885-xxxx [email protected]


Monica Neal Turner South 404-575-5340 [email protected]

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haha the marlins are on foxsports and no fox sports net had HD

:whistle The stadium still has to be wired and the trucks to be built. BTW, FSN Florida isn't owned by FOX, it is owned by Cablevision/MSG.


Sunshine Network is owned by Fox, and the Magic, Lightning, and Bright House Networks have a deal to do those games in HD.


They should have FSN Florida HD by 2005 I would think.

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BTW, Comcast signed a huge sponsorship deal with the Marlins that also included FSN Florida and the HDTV package being launched as soon as possible.


The Giants, A's, Devil Rays and Marlins are all included in this deal as are the Panthers, Sharks, Celtics, Warriors, Earthquakes, Sun, and Revolution.

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