Following its recent announcement that all Colorado Avalanche and Denver Nuggets games this year will be available in high-definition (HD), Altitude Sports & Entertainment has launched Altitude programming in full-time HD on DIRECTV, and is now available in 5.1-channel surround sound. DIRECTV is currently the only satellite TV provider to offer Altitude in HD on a 24/7 basis.
In addition to Avalanche and Nuggets game coverage, Altitude’s full-time HD channel (DIRECTV viewer channel 681) will carry all regular network programs with enhanced quality. "This is a significant milestone both for the network and the teams," said Matt Hutchings, Altitude’s EVP/COO. "We are thrilled to see that our relationship with DIRECTV is growing and that we can provide more for our customers."
"DIRECTV is proud to be the leader in HD sports television," said Reagan Feeney, vice president, Programming Acquisition, DIRECTV, Inc. "Expanding our HD coverage of Altitude to twenty-four-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week, is one more way to provide our customers the best television viewing experience available."