So, to ensure the largest audience possible for NBC, the network decided to throw hockey under the bus, so to speak.
Final note: DIRECTV, which hasn't added a high-def channel in months, looks particularly foolish this morning for not having MSNBC available in high-def. At least the other TV providers that don't offer the news network in HD have added some high-def channels in recent weeks.
But DIRECTV continues to sit on its hands and claim that people don't really need more HDTV channels.
That's not true, of course, and I think the massive protests that came DIRECTV's way last night is ample evidence of that.
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