Durham Bulls Hit a Homerun as MLB Network’s First High Definition Minor League Game Telecast

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Durham Bulls HD isn’t just for Major League Baseball clubs anymore. In a first for Minor League Baseball, the Durham Bulls (Triple-A – Tampa Bay Rays) vs LeHigh Valley Iron Pigs (Triple-A – Philadelphia Phillies) game on June 28, 2010, was broadcast live from the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in high definition. The game was available on MLB Network, which reaches more than 55 million cable, telco and satellite homes nationwide. Through the efforts of MLB Network, Microspace Communications, Explorer Post 50 and Time Warner Cable, the HD broadcast of the game, which was won by the Bulls with a walkoff hit, was available to baseball fans across the country.

According to Bonnie McNay, Manager of Video Services at Microspace “It’s wonderful to add this event to Capitol Broadcasting’s long list of high definition accomplishments”.

Equally exciting was the fact that the entire game was produced on site by Explorer Post 50, a cadre of dedicated high school students sponsored by Fox50 TV and the Bulls.

The Bulls scored two runs in the ninth to rally past Lehigh Valley so it was a good day all around in Durham and for MLB Network.

Microspace Communications, a subsidiary of Capitol Broadcasting Company in Raleigh, NC, was responsible for the transmission of the Durham broadcast which was received at Microspace in Raleigh, fibered and rebroadcast nationally from MLB Network’s headquarters in Secaucus, New Jersey.

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