KARE 11 launches HD news

KARE 11 News went HD April 27, becoming one of the first local news programs in Minnesota to broadcast in high definition.

The changeover occurred with the 5 p.m. news last Thursday. KARE-TV, a Gannett-owned station, joins other group stations, including KUSA in Denver, WUSA in Washington, D.C., and KSDK-TV in St. Louis, in presenting local news in high definition.

Besides a technology upgrade and the station’s first new set in 15 years, the move to HD required a station effort to educate viewers about high definition, which included a special page on the KARE’s Web site with links to helpful information and video clips explaining the transition.

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