U.S. Open goes HD on USA

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USA Network is serving up some of the 2003 U.S. Open Tennis Championships in
HDTV.

The cable network, which airs early rounds of the tournament, plans to carry
center-court matches in 1080i (interlaced) HD Sept. 1-4.

CBS, which has broadcast rights, will air six days of action in HD. The
networks will share the equipment, including cameras, switchers and an
HD-production truck.

USA plans to charge operators a "nominal" fee, president of distribution Doug
Holloway said.

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