Augusta TV station begins local HD broadcasting

WRDW-TV 12 started broadcasting its local news in high definition at noon on Monday, becoming the first television station in Augusta to broadcast local news in HD, said president and general manager John Ray.

"This is something that we've been working on for probably about four months," Ray said.

The conversion to HD was a $2 million investment by WRDW's parent company, Atlanta-based Gray Television, requiring a redesign of the news studio.

All newscasts will be produced and transmitted in HD, having more than double the resolution of standard definition broadcasts, according to a release.

"It's the most advanced high definition signal that can be generated right now. It's very noticeable," Ray said.

In the next few weeks, all syndicated programs and commercials on the station will also be broadcast in HD, he said.

 

 

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