01.06.2009 07:00 PM
Baltimore’s WBAL-TV Begins HD Local News
WBAL-TV (DMA no. 26) has become the second station in Baltimore to transition to local news in HD. The NBC affiliate’s launch last weekend (Jan. 3) came with a new set geared for more depth perception and 16:9, and an HD-centric graphics package.

A second Charm City outlet, WBFF-TV, has already gone local HD. Baltimore shares some viewers in overlapping markets with Washington, D.C. (DMA no. 9) which also has a pair of HD local news channels (ABC affiliate WJLA-TV and CBS affiliate WUSA-TV).

WBAL-TV will also start operating on reduced analog power starting in a couple of weeks (about a month prior to the nationwide Feb. 17 switchover to DTV), according to Web blog DCRTV.com in the nation’s capital.

On Feb. 18, WBAL will move its digital channel from Ch. 59 (UHF) to Ch. 11, its long-established VHF post.

Check the Feb. 4 issue of TV Technology for details on WBAL's new HD news set.

Read all of HD Notebook here.

Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found

Thursday 11:07 AM
The Best Deconstruction of a 4K Shoot You'll Ever Read
With higher resolutions and larger HD screens, wide shots using very wide lenses can be a problem because they allow viewers to see that infinity doesn’t quite resolve into perfect sharpness.

Featured Articles
Discover TV Technology