Fox Sports Carolinas' announcement that the Carolina Hurricanes' home game at 7 p.m. Saturday against Columbus would be televised in high definition came minutes after one fan e-mailed to ask why more Canes games aren't in HD.
The game against the Blue Jackets (available only in North Carolina) is one of 15 being televised in HD — Time Warner Cable channel 272 — out of 65 overall on FS Carolinas.
Kate Hart of FS Carolinas say several factors affect the number of HD telecasts, including availability of HD production trucks, HD penetration in a local market and the local demand by distributors, teams and viewers. Hart adds that the regional sports network is "working towards producing a full HD schedule in the coming seasons."
Saturday's game also can be seen on TWC channel 50, DirecTV 645 and 645-1 (HD) and Dish Network 445 and 9515 (HD).