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HDNet to Air Live Iraqi-Election Feed

HDNet said Friday that it will air a live, continuous HD view of the streets of Baghdad in the days leading up to Iraq's first open elections in 50 years.

Using its flyaway HD uplink -- a transportable satellite uplink built and designed by HDNet and connected to an HD camera overlooking the city -- the network will air a live, continuous, uninterrupted feed eight hours from 2 a.m.-10 a.m. (EST) Saturday and Sunday, when the elections are being held.

The network will also taped reports from Iraq produced by its HDNet World Report team.

“HDNet is proud to be the first to deliver live, high-definition images in full 1080i [interlaced] quality from Iraq," chairman Mark Cuban said in a prepared statement.

“The Iraqi elections are a unique milestone in our country's effort to support democracy and fight terrorism,” he added. “HDNet will deliver a raw, unedited, up-close viewpoint that only 1080i HD can provide."