So I anxiously picked up next months Premier magazine to see when Pirates 2 was going to premier. Only to discover that the magazine doesn't show it airing in HD. What? No HD for one of the hottest movies to come out on video this year? I hope this is a mistake...
If you're talking about the Movie Entertainment magazine for May, you'll notice that there are no HD listings at all. I've e-mailed my contact at Astral and will post a response as soon as I get it regarding this "oversight".
Interesting information from my friend over at Movie Central - they don't license ANY Disney movies (at least for HD), but TMN licenses them. I found it odd that they wouldn't get anything at all from Disney, but that's the case.
I knew MC lagged ridiculously far behind TMN in terms of HD titles, but to hear they don't license *anything* from Disney...pathetic. What's their excuse? Obviously the titles are available. MC is lucky customers out West don't have a choice. Can't say that I feel lucky though. To put it mildly, the current situation is frustrating from a consumer point of view.
The schedules seem to be there, just not on the HDTV summary page. If you look for Dead Man's Chest you will see that it is not scheduled for HD. I assume if it was in HD, that the channel would show HD like it does for other movies (MI:III for example) but it is only scheduled for M and MExcess and MMore.