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The American Broadcasting Co, (ABC) television network and Sinclair Broadcasting Group have both backed down to pressure from the US Senate and have reversed their stance on HDTV broadcasting, according to The New York Times. ABC, which had previously said it wouldn’t go ahead with HDTV plans and would use its digital channels for pay television, now says it will begin broadcasting high-definition programming starting next year. Sinclair, also thought to have other plans for its digital channels, has made a similar pledge to HDTV. Legislators came down hard on the broadcasters, who were awarded the channels solely for HDTV, when it appeared they had scooped them up under false pretenses.


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