This week KSFY became the first station in the Sioux Falls market to broadcast its newscasts in HD, as the ABC-affiliate unveiled a brand-new, HD-optimized studio along with a sleek new logo.

“We’re so excited to be the first station in the area to deliver newscasts in an HD studio environment,” said Jim Berman, KSFY’s president and general manager. “This is a huge leap forward for KSFY that will set us apart, and we believe news viewers throughout the area are the big winners.”

The Hoak Media-owned station began upgrading its studio with HD equipment in January and then eventually gutted the entire space. For the past eight weeks, crews have been working to build the new set, which you can take a virtual tour of HERE.

KSFY has also posted photos of the renovation on its Facebook page.