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MASN To Broadcast Orioles, Washington Nationals; Add HD

The Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will televise all Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles baseball games for the second year and will add high-definition cablecasts to the schedule this season.

In all, the regional sports network will televise 80 games in HD, split evenly between the two teams and focusing on key contests such the inter-league play pittying the Nationals and Orioles against each other. Cable and satellite partners will carry the HD contests on their HD programming tiers.

The network will also produce 160 on-location cablecasts of Nats Xtra and O's Xtra, anchoring each game telecast. In all, MASN will produce 644 pre-and post-game shows. Returning hosts include Johnny Holliday and Ray Knight of Nats Xtra and Jim Hunter and Rick Dempsey of O's Xtra.