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Evening News

CatManDoo
06-04-2005, 09:32 AM
Does anyone know, or even want to venture a guess, as to which network will be the first to broadcast the evening news in HD? Or when that might happen? Probably not anytime soon because most of their source material will still be SD which would force them to flip back and forth between 16:9 W/S and 4:3 letterbox. But ESPN does it with SportsCenter. I realize that ESPN has a lot more of it's replay content in HD because the original source was often in HD, but you'd think the big 3 ABC/CBS/NBC would want to catch up. Or will Ted Turner beat everyone to the punch and go full HD before the 3 old school networks know what hit them? At least FOX carries their Sunday morning talk show in HD.

RSawdey
06-05-2005, 08:39 AM
Ted sold his interest in TNT & CNN years ago...

CatManDoo
06-05-2005, 10:50 AM
Ted sold his interest in TNT & CNN years ago...Wow, that's extremely embarrassing :eek: . I guess I should spend more time watching TV instead of posting about it.... :D Thanks!

rbinck
06-05-2005, 11:47 AM
From http://www.tedturner.com/legacy_bio.html

Mr. Turner became Vice Chairman of Time Warner in October 1996, with the merger of Time Warner Inc. and Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. Mr. Turner oversaw Time Warner's Cable Networks division, which included the assets of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.), the CNN Newsgroup, as well as Home Box Office (http://www.hbo.com/), Cinemax (http://www.cinemax.com/), and the company's interests in Comedy Central (http://www.comedycentral.com/) and Court TV (http://www.courttv.com/). He also oversaw New Line Cinema and the company's professional sports teams-the Atlanta Braves (http://www.atlantabraves.com/), Atlanta Hawks (http://www.hawks.com/) and Atlanta Thrashers (http://www.atlantathrashers.com/). In January 2001, he became Vice Chairman of AOL Time Warner (http://www.aoltimewarner.com/), a position from which he served until May 2003.

I think he still owns a part of AOL Time Warner even though he is retired. I don't think many in AOL pays much attention to him anymore though.

RSawdey
06-05-2005, 01:25 PM
Don't think he cares about paying attention, just paying dividends!

Bleudiable
06-05-2005, 06:12 PM
Does anyone know, or even want to venture a guess, as to which network will be the first to broadcast the evening news in HD? Or when that might happen?

Our CBS affiliate in the Raleigh area is ahead of the curve and offers all of its local newcasts in HD. They have really embraced the new technologies and the difference between their newcasts and the other locals is startling. But since the few people left that watch network news regularly are outside the "desirable" demographic (18 to 48 year olds...hey, look at the ads if you don't believe me...more fiber, anyone? :rolleyes: ), I don't look for the networks to jump too soon.

Jim

CatManDoo
06-05-2005, 08:18 PM
Our CBS affiliate in the Raleigh area is ahead of the curve and offers all of its local newcasts in HD. They have really embraced the new technologies and the difference between their newcasts and the other locals is startling. But since the few people left that watch network news regularly are outside the "desirable" demographic (18 to 48 year olds...hey, look at the ads if you don't believe me...more fiber, anyone? :rolleyes: ), I don't look for the networks to jump too soon.

Jim
Really? :eek: That is cutting edge. :bowdown: Do they just do the newsroom shots in HD, or do they have HD cameras out in the field too? And would you say Raleigh has a hefty percentage that falls inside or outside the 18-48 group?

RSawdey
06-06-2005, 11:26 AM
WRAL was the first station ANYWHERE with HD News...

CatManDoo
06-06-2005, 07:57 PM
WRAL was the first station ANYWHERE with HD News...
Yes, I see that now.

WRAL in HD (http://www.wral.com/wralinfo/623644/detail.html)
Too bad that "R" isn't a "G". Our local "WGAL" NBC affiliate could sure use a shakeup to say the least. They're pathetic. Maybe they could gain a little respect by following the lead of WRAL. Anyone out there from Channel 8 hearing this?????

kingleon
06-08-2005, 12:01 AM
Yea our local abc and cbs stations offer HD news broadcasts.