Bulls Exhibition Game To Be Broadcast in High-Definition

Bulls Exhibition Game To Be Broadcast in High-Definition
Digital Day at the DBAP to Kick-off 100th Anniversary Celebration


The Bulls have readied their field for the 100th anniversary celebration season.

The Durham Bulls will take on the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in an exhibition game for only the second time in their five year affiliation on Saturday, March 30, 2002. As an added bonus the match-up will be televised in high-definition by FOX50.

Dubbed “Digital Day at the DBAP,” the March 30th event will kickoff the 100th anniversary of Durham Bulls baseball. The broadcast is an example of the technological progress in the past 100 years.

FOX50 will carry the digital broadcast on WRAZ-DT in high-definition and in standard definition on WRAZ-TV, channel 50. The 16:9 ratio will offer viewers a wider view of the field and high resolution of the action and the crowd.

“We are thrilled to be able to help the Bull’s celebrate their 100th season with this combination of sports and the latest broadcast technology,” said FOX 50 General Manager Tommy Schenck. “Fans will be able to see the game like never before. They can watch the batters go long …and wide,” (in reference to the wider aspect ratio of the picture).

To watch the high-definition broadcast:
Viewers with High Definition Displays can tune into:
WRAZ-DT (channel 49.1 DTV) or Time Warner Digital Cable channel 250
Viewers with Standard Displays can watch the game in standard definition on WRAZ-TV, channel 50

Fans at the game will also get a look at the high-definition broadcast. Monitors will be set up around the ballpark. Attendees will also get a chance to register to win an HD set of their own.

The last meeting on the field between the Bulls and the Devil Rays took place in 1998, the Devil Rays inaugural season and the Bulls’ first season in Triple-A.

Game time is 2:00pm, and gates open one hour prior.

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