KTVU SAN FRANCISCO DEBUTS ALL-HD NEWS
KTVU San Francisco today became the market's first station to broadcast all its local newscasts in high definition.
As part of the HD launch, KTVU unveiled a new set with animated footage in the background, a state-of-the-art HD graphics package, a new Live StormTracker 2 radar display and a new Live Drive Time Traffic HD mapping computer with real time traffic sensors. The station added that viewers will even see an improved picture watching on standard-definition sets.
"As the Bay Area news leader we're very excited to be able to bring the benefits of high-definition television to Bay Area news viewers. KTVU Channel 2 News is committed to giving our viewers the best local news viewing experience possible and high definition helps us achieve this," said Tim McVay, vice president and general manager.
KTVU Channel 2 News produces 38 ÃÂ½ hours of award-winning local news each week with the KTVU Channel 2 Morning News, KTVU Mornings on 2, KTVU Channel 2 News at Noon, KTVU Channel 2 News at 5, KTVU Channel 2 News at 6 and The Ten o'Clock News on KTVU Channel 2.
"It is gratifying to see the terrific on-air results today of KTVU's high-definition news debut. It took a tremendous effort by KTVU Channel 2 employees to launch all the elements of HD at once, but the payoff for the viewer is well worth it," said Ed Chapuis, news director.