TNT Takes to the Air for HD NBA Games

Turner Network Television has extended its HD coverage of National Basketball Association games above the arena -- way above the arena.

Helinet Aviation Services will provide live HD aerial shots from its “Helinet/Cineflex HiDEF” camera platform to TNT for nine NBA games during the first half of the season, kicking off with the 2004 NBA Champion Detroit Pistons' home opener against the Houston Rockets.

Helinet is providing TNT with a helicopter, pilot and camera operator for a complete HD aerial solution.

The network and the helicopter-flight-services provider had a similar arrangement in place for last year’s Western Conference Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves.