Report: CBS testing high-definition video

Buried in the lab's section of the network's site, the company is allowing users to watch short clips from its shows in HD.

CBS has begun testing high-definition streaming video.

Buried in the lab's section of the network's Web site is a gallery of short HD clips from shows such as Jericho, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Dexter.

TechCrunchwas first to report the story and said the clips are available in H.264 format at 480p, with 720 p and 1080p coming later.

CBS has been overshadowed on the Internet in recent months by Hulu, the video portal operated by NBC Universal and News Corp. Hulu launched earlier this month and has attracted a score of content from other networks, studios, and sports leagues. Hulu has also begun testing high-definition streaming.

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