ESPN, Comcast reach HD deal

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ESPN and Comcast Corp. announced Thursday that they reached a carriage deal for ESPN's
high-definition service.

ESPN HD is already up and running, so the service will be available to
HD-enabled Comcast subscribers immediately.

ESPN HD will likely be offered on Comcast's free HD tier, which currently
includes broadcast networks, Comcast SportsNet HD and, for subscribers, Home Box Office and