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HDNet Scores HD Rights To Paramount TV Series

Dallas – Get ready for Hogans Heros in HDTV.

HDNet, the all high-definition television network currently carried by DirecTV, said it has reached an output agreement with Paramount Domestic Television, giving HDNet the high-definition television (HDTV) broadcast rights to a number of television series that were originally produced in HDTV.

Under the agreement, HDNet gains high-definition satellite and cable telecast rights for a number of Paramount television series shot in HD, HDNet said.

The deal also includes conversion of the popular 1960’s television series ‘Hogan’s Heroes’ for HDTV broadcast, according to an HDNet statement.

HDNet will begin broadcasting several of the shows in early 2003. Initial series are ‘That’s Life,’ ‘Big Apple,’ ‘Some of My Best Friends,’ ‘Love and Money,’ ‘Wolf Lake,’ and ‘First Monday.’

‘We are very excited to be working with Paramount,’ said Mark Cuban, co-founder and president of HDNet. ‘They have certainly helped raise the bar for HD programming, and we look forward to working with them for many years.’