KING 5, the Belo-owned station in Seattle, has begun offering its local newscast in full widescreen HD and expanded its HD technology to provide more HD coverage of local news in western Washington.
The station was one of the first full-power HD stations in the market and the first with local programming in HD with "Evening Magazine." With this latest move, it becomes one of the first in the market to offer an HD local newscast.
To offer the new HD newscasts, the station has added HD news graphics and SkyKING helicopter images. Additionally, the station has added studio, newsroom and weather center HD cameras as well as the Seattle Towercam.
In March, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" kicked off HD coverage. Together, the network newscast, KING 5's evening newscasts and the station's "Evening Magazine" offer Seattle viewers a two-and-half-hour block of HD news in the evening.
To highlight the expansion of its HD programming, KING 5 has changed its on-air logo from K5 to K5HD.