WQED Unveils HD Master Control

WQED-TV, Pittsburgh, has begun using some elements of its new digital HD master control and editing suites as part of its overall conversion to DTV broadcasting, the station said.

When studio and control room facilities are completed in the next few months, WQED-TV, the public broadcast facility that was home to the "Mr. Rogers" programs on PBS for decades, will be the first broadcaster in the Pittsburgh market with the capability to produce in-house, as well as broadcast in 1080i.

Founded in 1954, WQED was the country's first community-owned television station and remains a production center for national programs for public television.