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WANE Launches New Look in HD

WANE, the CBS affiliate for Fort Wayne, IN is now broadcasting to viewers in HD.

The LIN Media owned station launched its signal upgrade Monday and also delivered a new set and graphics package.  The set, designed by FX Design Group, shares elements with other LIN owned stations and makes use of limited space.

You can read more details about the set by clicking here.  You can see more photos and a video tour after the jump.

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Rochester Stations Make the Leap to HD

Viewers of Rochester’s CBS affiliate, WROC and FOX affiliate, WUHF got a clearer view of the news last night when both stations began broadcasting in high definition.

“High definition is obviously state-of-the-art,” said WROC vice president and general manager Louis A. Gattozzi.   “You see it at the network level, and this is a continuation of our commitment to deliver the highest quality newscast in every respect.  We are delighted to be able to now offer our viewers technically superior newscasts from this day forward.” Read more

Green Bay’s WLUK Debuts New HD Studio

WLUK, the LIN Media-owned Fox-affiliate in Green Bay, debuted a new, HD-optimized set this week (video above).

“For over a year now we have been planning and building out for presenting news and weather in high definition,” WLUK president and general manager Jay Zollar explained, as the station unveiled its new set. “Our goal has been to have a visually appealing newscast but also to construct a studio that provides for lots of flexibility and supports our commitment to providing the best local content, balanced news and severe weather coverage.”

KSTU Ready to Unveil New HD Studio

Salt Lake City Fox-affiliate KSTU is set to debut a brand-new, HD-optimized studio on Monday.

“The project has been 18 months in the making,” KSTU president and general manager Tim Ermish told The Salt Lake Tribune this week.  “When Local TV LLC acquired the station in 2008, they were kind of surprised at what they bought.  They couldn’t believe the cramped space we were working out of.”

In addition to unveiling its new studio, KSTU is also premiering a new 4:30 a.m. newscast on Monday. Read more

Raycom’s KAIT Makes HD Debut

KAIT, a Raycom-owned ABC-affiliate in Jonesboro, AR, began broadcasting its newscasts in HD this week.

“Over the past couple of years we’ve been putting the pieces in place to produce local news in HD and we couldn’t be more proud,” KAIT vice president and general manger Tim Ingram said.  “Our hope is to provide viewers with an enhanced experience; to provide quality local news programming that rivals that of any television station in the country.” Read more

Nashville’s WKRN Now Broadcasting News in HD

Nashville ABC-affiliate WKRN began broadcasting its newscasts in high definition this week, revealing a new, HD-optimized set and new graphics.

“We are now in HD,” anchor John Dwyer announced during WKRN’s 4 p.m. newscast earlier this week.  “We have a new set, new graphics–a whole new look.”

That new look includes a state-of-the-art weather center with multiple work stations in case of severe weather.  Video of the new set inside… Read more

KBTX Brings HD News to Brazos Valley

KBTX, a Gray Television-owned station in Bryan-College Station, TX, began airing its newscasts in high definition this week.   The CBS-affiliate produces six newscasts Monday through Friday and three on the weekends–all of which will now be broadcast in HD, making them the first HD newscasts in the Brazos Valley.

“The Brazos Valley is one of the fastest growing regions in Texas and deserves the latest in HD technology,” KBTX vice president and general manager Mike Wright said recently.  “KBTX has been partners with this area since 1957 and will always work to improve the product we air.”

KBTX is currently working to install a new, HD-optimized set by the end of the year. Read more

WPRI Makes HD Debut with New Set

WPRI is now broadcasting its newscasts in high definition. The Providence CBS-affiliate flipped the HD switch with its 5:00 p.m. newscast on Tuesday.

The HD launch is the result of LIN Media‘s investment in a brand-new set and a state-of-the-art control room for WPRI.

“We are very pleased to have the latest in HD broadcast technology that will enable us to present the newscast our viewers know and count on, with clearer video and superior audio,” WPRI news director Joe Abouzeid told TVSpy recently. Read more

KTXS Brings HD Local News to Abilene-Sweetwater

ABC-affiliate KTXS became the first station in the Abilene-Sweetwater market to broadcast its local news in HD on Wednesday with its 5 p.m. newscast.

“Our viewers hold us to a higher standard and with KTXS News in high definition, they will be very pleased with this tremendous upgrade to their viewing experience,” said Kyle Krebs, KTXS’s vice president and general manager.

KTXS news director George Levesque called the HD launch a “seminal moment for KTXS and for Abilene. It gives people a chance to see for the first time amazing detail of the cities, towns and counties they live in.” (Video of the station’s HD introduction here).

To show off its new HD look, the Bonten Media Group-owned station is airing  a 90-second video of natural scenery from the area at the close of its 10 p.m. newscast.

Gray’s WSAW Becomes First Station in North Central Wisconsin to Broadcast in HD

This week WSAW, a Gray Television-owned CBS-affiliate, became the first station in north central Wisconsin to broadcast its local newscasts in HD.

“It’s the same thing that all of the big guys have,” WSAW chief engineer Chad Myers said about the station’s switch to HD technology. “[Now] we have it right here in central Wisconsin.”

WSAW serves the Wausau-Rhinelander market, which is #135.

Gray Television has made an aggressive push over the past couple of years to convert its stations, many of which are based in smaller markets, to HD. In 2009, Gray stations in Omaha and Lincoln became the first stations in Nebraska to broadcast in HD and their transition has served as a model for the company’s other stations to lead their respective markets in HD adoption, including Augusta’s WRDW which made the switch in January.