DMA 67 (WICHITA, KAN.)

KSNW Debuts New Set, HD Newscasts

DMA 69 (HONOLULU)

KHON Debuts New On-Air Look, HD News

LIN Media-owned Fox and CW affiliate KHON Honolulu (DMA 69) has premiered new looks and newscasts in high definition. The station upgraded the entire infrastructure to broadcast in HD, as well as constructing a brand new set, installing a top-of-the-line graphics system and switching digital platforms all at the same time. KHON General Manager Kristina […]

DMA 102

WTAJ Altoona Converting to High Def

The Nexstar CBS affiliate is upgrading its studio cameras, set, weather lab, graphics and logo and increasing the size of its studio in anticipation of the switch.

DMA 60 (MOBILE, AL)

WALA Begins High-Def Local Newscasts

The LIN Fox affiliate in Mobile, Ala., debuted local HD news with a new set at 9 p.m. on April 21.

DMA 54 (WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON, PA)

WBRE Preparing For HD Launch With New Set

DMA 41

WHP Harrisburg Begins HD Set Installation

DMA 60 (MOBILE, AL)

WALA To Upgrade Local News To High Def

The LIN-owned Fox affiliate in Mobile, Ala., has plans to begin producing local newscasts in high definition by April when construction on a new set is scheduled to be complete. Until then, all local newscasts will be presented from a temporary set that the station began using on March 3.

DMA 54 (WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON, PA)

WBRE, WYOU To Launch HD Newscasts

The Nexstar NBC-CBS duopoly in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pa., will debut HD news on April 2. In addition, it is adding two new half-hours of WBRE-produced news for WYOU weekdays at noon and 7 p.m.

DMA 69 (GREEN BAY, WI)

WBAY Begins Broadcasting In HD With New Set

DMA 46

WFMY Greensboro Debuting HD ‘News 2.0’

The new approach to its 11 p.m. newscast follows the Gannett CBS affiliate’s upgrade to HD.

DMA 58

WTEN Albany Debuts HD News, New Set

DMA 113

KELO Sioux Falls Counts Down To HD Debut

As the Young Broadcasting CBS affiliate readies its new high-definition studio, robotic cameras and editing systems, it’s also getting rid of paper scripts for its anchors, moving to iPads.

DMA 129

Cordillera Debuts HD News In Corpus Christi

Its NBC and CBS affiliates, KRIS and KZTV, respectively, are now broadcasting local news in high def from renovated and upgraded studios.

TECH SPOTLIGHT

WAFF Shows Raycom Approach To HD News

Raycom is rolling out high-def newscasts in all its small and mid-size market stations, and expects to have all but five on air in HD by the end of the year. A good example of just how Raycom goes from SD to HD is WAFF, the NBC affiliate in Huntsville-Decatur-Florence, Ala. Its overhaul featured a new studio, control room, edit bays and a raft of gear including 23 Sony camcorders, a Snell Kahuna production switcher and three Hitachi studio cameras.

DMAS 165 & 196

KTXS, KTXE Debut HD Local News

The Bonten ABC affiliates in Abilene and San Angelo, Texas, launched the upgraded broadcasts yesterday. Panasonic, Bitcentral and Grass Valley are among the equipment suppliers.

DMA 64

WSAZ Completes HD Local News Transition

Gray Television’s NBC affiliate WSAZ Charleston-Huntington, W.Va. (DMA 64) has completed the final conversion phase to high-definition broadcasting with the transition of all locally produced news programming to an HD format. “This represents the end of multi-year, multi-million dollar project and the beginning of a new way for all television viewers in the Charleston-Huntington market […]

DMA 122

KCOY Santa Barbara Launches HD News

Cowles California Media-owned digital duopoly (CBS and Fox) KCOY Santa Barbara-San Luis Obispo-Santa Maria, Calif. (DMA 122) have launched high definition local newscasts . Bringing viewers local news in HD was a seven month process, from the planning stage to the actual build. A separate, new HD News suite was dedicated to the new equipment while […]

DMA 71

WFRV Broadcasting Local News In HD

The Green Bay, Wis., CBS affiliate has completed a six-month technological transition to deliver its newscasts, including weather, in high def.

DMA 193

WTAP To Launch High-Def Newscasts

WTAP, Gray Television’s NBC affiliate in Parkersburg, W.Va., says it is about to become the first TV station in West Virginia to produce its local newscasts in true high definition. The station will launch its local HD newscasts on Sunday, May 29, with the airing of WTAP News at 11.

DMA 53

Providence Stations Poised To Air HD News

WJAR, the NBC affiliate in Providence, R.I., is aiming to be the first station in the market with high-definition news, but others won’t be far behind as WPRI (CBS), WNAC (Fox) and WLNE (ABC) are also gearing up.

DMA 59

WBIR, WTNZ Deal Boosts News, Adds HD

Gannett NBC affiliate WBIR and Raycom Fox affil WTNZ have entered into an agreement that will lead to increased local news programming, including a two-hour morning news show that will usher in high-def broadcasts for the stations’ viewers. When the agreement takes effect March 28, WBIR will begin producing WTNZ’s Monday-Friday evening newscasts, which in coming weeks will expand from the current 35 minutes to an hour at 10-11 p.m. WTNZ’s weekend newscasts will remain 35 minutes.

DMA 131

KFDA To Launch High-Def Newscasts

After years of piecing together the transition, Amarillo, Texas, CBS affiliate KFDA will launch its first high-definition newscast this Wednesday.

DMA 83

WSYR Juggles Anchors With HD Launch

DMA 114

WRDW Begins HD Newscasts

Gray Television’s CBS affiliate in Augusta, Ga. started broadcasting its local news in high definition at noon Monday, becoming the first television station in Augusta to do so, according to the station.

DMA 9

WZDC Newscasts Moving To High-Def

DMA 83

WSYR To Introduce HD News Next Month

Newport Television’s Syracuse, N.Y., ABC affiliate will make the upgrade to high def in February. In addition to a new studio and state-of-the-art equipment, the station will unveil “a fresh, clean look and new logo to maximize the crisp HD technology.”

Panasonic Ships Low-Cost AG-AF100 Camera

Advanced, custom-designed 4/3″ sensor delivers depth of field and field of view similar to a 35 mm movie camera. The camcorder uses low-cost still camera and film-style lenses.

DMA 39

WPMT To Debut High-Def Newscasts

The Harrisburg, Pa., Fox affiliate is upgrading to HD in both the studio and the field beginning in January.

DMA 81

WHNT Huntsville Prepping For HD