You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

MSNBC to go high def on June 29

Cable channel beat CNN in 1st quarter

MSNBC is the latest cable channel to go high def, announcing Thursday at the Cable Show in Washington, D.C., that it will begin 1080i distribution of its signal starting June 29.

Announcement comes amid a big week for the NBC U network, which just finished the first quarter ahead of rival CNN for the first time in a key cable-news audience benchmark, primetime viewership for adults 25-54.

Averaging 346,000 viewers in that demo for the quarter, MSNBC narrowly nipped CNN, which was down 20% in the category for the period, averaging 343,000 viewers.

Earlier in the week, MSNBC announced that veteran radio personality Ed Schultz would be given his own show.

More TV

  • Harvey Weinstein

    TV Academy Votes to Begin Disciplinary Proceedings Against Harvey Weinstein

    MSNBC is the latest cable channel to go high def, announcing Thursday at the Cable Show in Washington, D.C., that it will begin 1080i distribution of its signal starting June 29. Announcement comes amid a big week for the NBC U network, which just finished the first quarter ahead of rival CNN for the first […]

  • Tracy Morgan TCA

    Tracy Morgan's 'The Last O.G.' Loses Showrunner, Delayed Until 2018

    MSNBC is the latest cable channel to go high def, announcing Thursday at the Cable Show in Washington, D.C., that it will begin 1080i distribution of its signal starting June 29. Announcement comes amid a big week for the NBC U network, which just finished the first quarter ahead of rival CNN for the first […]

  • Roy Price's Top Amazon Lieutenants Under

    Roy Price's Top Amazon Lieutenants Under Scrutiny (EXCLUSIVE)

    MSNBC is the latest cable channel to go high def, announcing Thursday at the Cable Show in Washington, D.C., that it will begin 1080i distribution of its signal starting June 29. Announcement comes amid a big week for the NBC U network, which just finished the first quarter ahead of rival CNN for the first […]

  • Chelsea Handler Netflix trailer

    'Chelsea' Proves Netflix Can't Always Beat TV at Its Own Game (Opinion)

    MSNBC is the latest cable channel to go high def, announcing Thursday at the Cable Show in Washington, D.C., that it will begin 1080i distribution of its signal starting June 29. Announcement comes amid a big week for the NBC U network, which just finished the first quarter ahead of rival CNN for the first […]

  • Jon Stewart Stand Up for Heroes

    TV News Roundup: HBO to Air Jon Stewart's 'Night of Too Many Stars'

    MSNBC is the latest cable channel to go high def, announcing Thursday at the Cable Show in Washington, D.C., that it will begin 1080i distribution of its signal starting June 29. Announcement comes amid a big week for the NBC U network, which just finished the first quarter ahead of rival CNN for the first […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content