FOX is bringing more digital goodness to the home with plans to add two new high definition channels next year. A National Geographic channel in HD is expected, which should give Discovery HD a run for its money. FOX HD will be a compilation of HD programming from various FOX networks. Cool, now we can watch all of the "Beverly Hills 90210" reruns in HD!
DirecTV is a likely fit to carry the new channels, since it is also owned by News Corp. Here's a thought for FOX: why not provide the HD feeds on local FOX affiliates through multicasting. Let's use the additional bandwidth you have to truly spread HD via over-the-air signals. You can recoup your costs with targeted or region specific advertsing on the local channel. How about it Mr. Murdoch?