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KATV and Channel 7 News to Go High Definition

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KATV - Sr. Vice President and General Manager Mark Rose is thrilled to announce that KATV is set to begin the build-out to provide Arkansans with Channel 7 News in High Definition!

"We have been working on moving to HD for some time, but just recently were given the thumbs up to complete the transition" said Rose.

For several months, the station has been purchasing HD camera equipment, HD playback systems, high definition graphics packages, HD switcher, and has been producing high definition content. The final phases of the HD project are next. After completion, Arkansans will be able to watch Channel 7 News in beautiful, pristine high definition.

"We are very pleased to be able to serve our viewers with HD news and other locally produced programs, said Rose. "The high definition revolution has made this an exciting time in broadcast TV but especially for viewers of Channel 7!"

KATV's state of the art digital tower, erected in 2009 on Shinall Mountain, will beam the HD signal to homes all across the state. The tower distributes an exceptionally strong signal, and was designed with HD in mind.

In addition to HD news, KATV will continue to run ABC and syndicated programming in high definition, as well.