06.04.2008 12:00 AM
Baltimore’s WBFF-TV News Goes HD
WBFF-TV, the Sinclair Fox affiliate in Baltimore (DMA No. 24), began airing its local newscasts in 720p on Monday, June 2. Its morning fare (“Fox45 Morning News”) made the transition a day later.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, based in Hunt Valley, Md., said its station is the first broadcaster in the market to convert to local HD. WBFF-TV’s new HD casts are originating on a new set designed to, among other things, take full advantage of the new 16:9 aspect ratio. It features a rotating desk with two different back drops, 35 HD monitors, fixed HD studio cameras, new HD graphics, a traffic monitoring system and an HD SkyWatch Weather Center.

“When they said that you’ll see every nook and cranny in HD, it made some of the ladies raise their eyebrows a little bit,” Patrice Harris, co-anchor of the morning news, told The Baltimore Sun. “It was a little scary to think, ‘Oh, wow, we’re going into this new realm of television, where people will see everything.’”

Baltimore and the Washington, D.C. market (DMA No. 9) share some of the same viewers.

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

Tuesday 06:00 AM
Eleven FCC Scenarios for The 600 MHz Band Plan
I suspect that the estimated $44 billion of auction proceeds do not take into account the fact that some spectrum the FCC will buy cannot be resold because it must be used as guard intervals in the 600 MHz band plan.~ Charles W. Rhodes

Wall Street Communications /   Friday 07:53 PM
Archimedia Technology at the 2015 NAB Show

Featured Articles
Discover TV Technology