WVIT-30 this week became the first local station to broadcast its news in high-definition.
Of course, that must have made the affable Gerry Brooks very nervous, as it would me.
But it's the future, and now WVIT can showcase local products in high-def, the station points out.
Oh, and the news will be served too, somehow.
What's interesting about the rebuild there in West Hartford is how they used parts of the old building (which was a dump by modern standards) and tried to make a "green" building.
Says a WVIT release, "The new Media Center features a state-of-the-art studio, with 1080i HD production, allowing greater flexibility in news presentation. The entire facility is wired for on-air locations, enabling camera set-ups throughout the building. In addition, the Media Center no longer uses videotape, enabling all video to be gathered, edited, and broadcast from a server-based system, resulting in the cleanest, most vivid video presentation possible across multiple media platforms."