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post #1771 of 2173 Old 12-30-2010, 10:53 AM
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WSYR-TV is pleased to announce plans to become the first station in Central New York to deliver local programming in High Definition. This reinforces our commitment to bring viewers the highest quality local news, said NewsChannel 9 Vice President and General Manager, Theresa Underwood.

The transition is scheduled to take place in February. In addition to a new studio and state of the art equipment, NewsChannel 9 will have a fresh, clean look and new logo to maximize the crisp HD technology.

Viewers will be able to enjoy all local newscasts and Bridge Street, in addition to ABC's current HD line-up. The HD signal can be viewed over the air at 9.1, on Time Warner digital cable on 9.1 or 889, and on Verizon FiOS 509.

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In addition to a new studio and state of the art equipment, NewsChannel 9 will have a fresh, clean look and new logo to maximize the crisp HD technology.

Hmmm... I wonder if ABC is pushing the "Number in a Circle" style for their affiliates... THey've had the Circle 7 for a long time, then the 13s went "circular". WHAM in Rochester has the Circle 13 used by O&Os KTRK and WTVG, then WPVI's 6 in Philly recently went "Circular" - now WSYR's "Circle 9" (granted they're not the first to use this logo). WJRT/12 in Flint (being/been sold) and WTVD/11 in Raleigh are the only 2 ABC O&Os not putting their number inside a circle (yet...). Even KFSN/30 in Fresno has gone circular...

I sense a conspiracy! ;-)

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You'll know if WNEP changes their graphic to a circle 16 after they go HD later this month.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, finally has a station doing HD news. WVLT just started tonight.
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• WVLT (CBS) in DMA 59 (Knoxville, TN) added to the Local Over-the-air HDTV News Stations table. Wikipedia has the news.

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Add whnt2 (19.2) Huntsville, AL - Antenna TV as a non-HD Widescreen Newscast - 9pm airs in widescreen.

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AntennaTV:whnt2 added under "Others" for DMA 79 (Huntsville-Decatur-Florence, AL).

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Knoxville, Tennessee, finally has a station doing HD news. WVLT just started tonight.

I would have never thought they'd be the first. Looked really good last night.
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Just coming back from Huntsville, I'm amazed at how much better looking WAFF (first in HD) is over WHNT (first in Widescreen) then over WAAY (SD all the way...). I guess I'm spoiled in at home where everything local news is HD...

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WPMT starts HD news tonight!
http://www.fox43.com/news/wpmt-hd-la...,1173543.story

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KGET Bakersfield is advertising that their local news will go HD sometime this month. I hope they get syndicated HD capability at the same time.

How can we say "the digital transition is complete" when thousands of low power stations are still broadcasting in analog?
LOW POWER ANALOG NEEDS TO DIE NOW!!! And now the deadline has been extended again!
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• WPMT (Fox) in DMA 39 (Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York, PA) added to the Local Over-the-air HDTV News Stations table. Wikipedia has an announcement.

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KBAK is advertising that their news is going high definition soon. I assume this will include sister station KBFX. Hopefully this will include syndicated HD capability also. That will leave KERO as the only station in Bakersfield doing English language SD news. KERO added syndicated Hd capability in fall 2009, but no HD news yet.

How can we say "the digital transition is complete" when thousands of low power stations are still broadcasting in analog?
LOW POWER ANALOG NEEDS TO DIE NOW!!! And now the deadline has been extended again!
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Desert Hawk, please let me know, in this thread, when HD news actually starts.

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KOKI in Tulsa, OK started doing local HD news last night with their 9 pm newscast.
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• KOKI (Fox) in DMA 61 (Tulsa, OK) added to the Local Over-the-air HDTV News Stations table. Wikipedia has the news.

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WPMT (Fox) in DMA 39 (Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York, PA) added to the Local Over-the-air HDTV News Stations table. Wikipedia has an announcement.

That now means that the largest media market without HD local news is Buffalo, NY (though WGRZ and YNN Buffalo are in SD widescreen, with WKBW-TV going SD widescreen soon, according to Wikipedia).
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It seems KBAK went HD as of yesterday.

http://www.bakersfieldnow.com/news/local/113852864.html
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• KBAK (CBS) in DMA 125 (Bakersfield, CA) changed to upper case. Wikipedia agrees.

The linked article at bakersfieldnow.com says:
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Television stations KBAK-TV (CBS) and KFBX-CD (Fox) launched local newscasts in true high definition on Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.
...but Wikipedia has no info on KFBX except as "a commercial radio station programming talk in Fairbanks, Alaska."

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KBFX-CA Channel 58 is a Class A low-power television station serving Bakersfield, California. It is a Fox affiliate which used to broadcast on analog channel 58. The analog signal went off the air in August 2010. KBFX currently broadcasts in high definition on RF channel 29 which maps to virtual channel 58-1, and also as a subchannel of KBAK-DT (prime time FOX programs are letterboxed); this digital signal is RF channel 33-2 and virtual mapped channel 58-2. It is also available in high definition on Bright House Networks cable.
• KBFX (Fox) added to the Bakersfield line.

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Seems WJAR doesn't get it's 2011

WJAR said they were going HD at the end of 2010 but failed.

http://boards.radio-info.com/smf/ind...topic=173479.0

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Seems WJAR doesn't get it's 2011

WJAR said they were going HD at the end of 2010 but failed.

http://boards.radio-info.com/smf/ind...topic=173479.0

Regrettably, conversion work has been postponed indefinitely, if not cancelled. As a result, all of Rhode Island's TV stations still air their local news shows entirely in 4:3 SD for the foreseeable future.
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KBAK and KBFX both have news in HD now. They do not have syndicated HD or local commercials in HD. Oprah was in SD after the HD news on KBFX last night.

How can we say "the digital transition is complete" when thousands of low power stations are still broadcasting in analog?
LOW POWER ANALOG NEEDS TO DIE NOW!!! And now the deadline has been extended again!
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WPMT starts HD news tonight!
http://www.fox43.com/news/wpmt-hd-la...,1173543.story

Hard to believe it's taken central pa this long. Hopefully the others will make the move sooner now. I've noticed some audio issues but the video has looked great. Sharp, colorful and minimal set.

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Seems WJAR doesn't get it's 2011

WJAR said they were going HD at the end of 2010 but failed.

http://boards.radio-info.com/smf/ind...topic=173479.0

That leaves us as the largest market with no HD or widescreen...
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KBAK and KBFX both have news in HD now...

Already handled (if you're not aware). See post #1792, above.

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Regrettably, conversion work has been postponed indefinitely, if not cancelled. As a result, all of Rhode Island's TV stations still air their local news shows entirely in 4:3 SD for the foreseeable future.

WJAR is such a massive joke. EVERYTHING they broadcast (except for network programming), is in SD. Their station ID screen is SD, which causes the programming to obnoxiously break out of HD. Their school closings graphic is in SD, and the graphic itself takes up like 70% of the screen. Just hope you don't catch it during network programming. Even during the midterm elections their local poll results were in SD in national news coverage, so if you wanted to watch NBC for national election results on WJAR, you weren't watching it in HD. I honestly don't know how a TV station can be that technologically inept in 2011. It's not 1991 anymore for crying out loud.

In comparison, WPRI/WNAC air just about everything except their newscast in HD. Station IDs, closing graphics, and other graphics that may need to get thrown onto the screen. Even WLNE, who doesn't have a pot to **** in, somehow has the capability to not break the programming out of HD for their own graphics.

WJAR still is in first place in a majority of the timeslots, which WPRI breathing down their neck. How are they still in first place? Because of their colorful NBC logo attached to their channel number?
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WJAR still is in first place in a majority of the timeslots, which WPRI breathing down their neck. How are they still in first place? Because of their colorful NBC logo attached to their channel number?

Conversely, what good is a station broadcasting everything in HD if that station does not have the proper personalities for its news shows, especially if the most dominant station continues to broadcast everything outside of network programming in 4:3 SD?

The reason for one station's first-place showing has something to do with not only the personalities of that station, but also the relative longetivity of those personalities at that same station. After all, if a market's most technologically advanced station's news department has all "nobodies" (meaning those people who are virtual unknowns or who are very bland in their persentations) - or worse, a bunch of novices that can't even do the news presentations or reports properly - then that station deserves to go nowhere but off the air permanently (since that station would have spent way too much money on technology but virtually nothing whatsoever on personnel, and had likely not have anywhere near sufficient money to pay its employees).
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TV stations transition to HD for local news broadcasts

BY JEFF GOODMAN, Californian staff writer

Last Updated Wednesday, Jan 19 2011 03:41 PM

KBAK Channel 29 began broadcasting local news in high definition Sunday, according to a news release, making it the first of the three main news channels to complete the switch.

The CBS-affiliate station, which last year invested in HD cameras and editing equipment, was already offering HD viewing for some non-local network programming. It began using a made-for-HD news set in May.

"This next step illustrates our commitment to bring our community the best that local television has to offer," KBAK vice president Teresa Burgess said in a statement.

Representatives at the other two local news stations said this week they weren't far behind in the upgrade process.

KGET Channel 17 will make the transition to HD this Sunday, according to a news release.

In addition to the NBC-affiliate station's in-studio output, all of its news video from the field will be shot in HD, the release said. The makeover will also include tweaks to its weather forecast set.

Steve McEvoy, general manager of local ABC affiliate KERO Channel 23, said his station expects to broadcast local news in high definition by the end of this year but that it hasn't finalized a launch date.

"It's several years in the making," McEvoy said. "We're making sure we get it right."

More than 50 percent of U.S. households have HD television sets, according to a recent Nielsen Company study.

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WZDC Goes HD For Local News in D.C.

Telemundo affiliate is first to offer Spanish-language local HD news in nation's capital

By George Winslow -- Broadcasting & Cable, 1/19/2011 7:23:11 PM

The Telemundo affiliate in Washington D.C. WZDC will be launching a local newscast in HD this month, making it the first Spanish-language station in the nation's capital to delivery local news in HD. The station also announced that it will be launching its HD feed on Comcast's cable system in the market.

As part of the HD upgrade, station recently expanded its news studio with a state-of-the-art facility and will debut a new set and look as part of the HD launch this month. The station is owned by ZGS Communications, a Hispanic-owned media company headquartered in Arlington, Virginia that owns or operates 13 Spanish-language television stations.

"Telemundo Washington is proud to be the only Spanish-language station in the market broadcasting local content in HD," noted Julio Aliaga, Telemundo Washington's news director in a statement. "We are leading the way and are committed to providing our audience with the best and latest technology to enhance their viewing experience."

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