St. Louis Station Claims Local HD First

October 23, 2008

KMOV-TV, the CBS affiliate in St. Louis says it will broadcast the first ever locally produced “all-HD” program to air on a commercial station this weekend.

The broadcast of “5-Star: St. Louis’ Top Restaurants in HD” is scheduled to air at 11:30 a.m. CDT on Saturday, Oct. 25. The 30-minute program, produced by St. Louis-based Illustrated Man, focuses on culinary excellence in the St. Louis area, highlighting top chefs, patrons, restaurant owners and managers, and food critics.

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KMOV says the program strictly contains only content that originated as a high-definition source, edited and broadcast in HD, including editorial segments, commercials, animated opens and closes. Local news is currently broadcast in HD on two stations in St. Louis--KMOV and KSDK, the Gannett-owned NBC affiliate.

The show was shot on a Sony XDCAM-HD EX camera, edited on an uncompressed Media 100 HD editing system and will be broadcast from XDCAM-HD disc.

“I am very excited to help usher in the era of HD television to St. Louis,” said Mason. “Illustrated Man has a long history of technological firsts, including the first local broadcast of a digitally edited TV show, and we’re thrilled to add this important achievement to the list.”


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