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COMING SOON TO A THEATER NEAR YOU -- THE NBA ON HDTV
Published November 4, 1994
Tulsa-based Vyvx will transmit a high-definition TV signal over its fiber optics network to present tonight's Lakers-Pistons game at United Artists theaters in Farmington Hills, MI, and Woodland Hills, CA. The project was designed to demonstrate Pacific Bell's "Cinema of the Future," a program where movies and other events are transmitted via fiber optics cable using digital HDTV signals that show a picture "as sharp as a typical movie picture." Vyvx was chosen to participate in the demo because of its history sending major sporting events and news signals digitally to networks. Vyvx has carried the Super Bowl for the past five years and has also carried the signal of "nearly every other major sporting event" in the U.S. To send the game to theaters, special HD-TV cameras will be placed in the game arena (Mitch Maurer, TULSA WORLD, 11/4). United Artists is working with Pacific Bell in the development of "Cinema of the Future" (Alcatel).