Friday, April 11, 2008

One Year in High Definition

One year ago today, CBS 2 News began broadcasting in high definition. Chris Wragge anchored the first HD newscast at noon (Kristine Johnson was still on maternity leave), which sported an updated logo, new graphics, new music and an updated studio. Weatherman Lonnie Quinn made his CBS 2 debut that evening at 6:00 and 11:00

It was also the day that CBS 2 launched its "Going Green" initiative, with spots reminding viewers to protect the environment. More spots would air later with specific tips on what they could do.

Only graphics and studio shots were in high definition in the beginning, with all live shots and nearly every piece of video remaining in 4:3 standard definition. That changed on January 21st when the station upgraded its equipment and began airing most local video in 16:9 standard definition.

Click here for full NewsByte2 coverage of CBS 2 HD.

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