FOX43 First to Broadcast News in High Definition
State of the art facility and newscast to debut in January
12:12 p.m. EST, December 23, 2010
YORK, PA — As a leader in innovative local news since the launch of FOX43 NEWS AT 10 in 1994, WPMT FOX43
is proud to announce that the FOX43 NEWS operation is going high definition in January. FOX43 will be the first news station in the market to go HD.
The conversion to high definition will create the market’s first and only true HD news operation. Using high definition cameras both in the studio and in the field
, FOX43 NEWS will provide a showcase of high definition footage and live video in every single newscast. Thanks to newly rebuilt editing suites and improved on-air playback technology, viewers will experience an end-to-end high definition newscast unlike anything else in the market.
Riding along with this renovation is a brand new studio set, specifically built with high definition broadcasting in mind (pictures attached.) The set is under construction right now and will debut as part of the HD rollout in January 2011.
FOX43’s conversion to HD is more than a simple upscaling of standard definition video to the now-familiar 16x9 aspect ratio. FOX43 NEWS is proud to have invested in a full HD operation, from robotic cameras in the studio to top-of-the-line HD editing gear. The benefit to viewers will be apparent in the crisp, high-quality 720p HD video.
Prior to this advancement, the Harrisburg/Lancaster/Lebanon/York market was one of the largest in the country to be entirely without high-def news operations. FOX43 is proud to be the sole mover of change in this regard, and maintain the station’s reputation as a leader in local news.
FOX43 NEWS encompasses four separate newscasts: FOX43 NEWS AT 10, FOX43 NEWS AT 6:30, FOX43 NEWS AT 11, and FOX43 MORNING NEWS. All four broadcasts will switch to HD, presenting a total of six hours per weekday of high definition local news.
The all-new, all-HD FOX43 NEWS can be found on local cable outlets or over the air on digital channel 43-1.
When you see it, you’ll know. This is true high def.http://www.fox43.com/news/wpmt-fox43...,5299591.story