Historic High Definition Moment Coming This Fall: ABC’s GMA To Broadcast In HD

By Brian 

ABC News will broadcast Good Morning America in high definition seven days a week starting this early fall,” the network announced today. It will mark “the first time ever that regularly scheduled commercial network news programming will be broadcast in high definition.”

“We did [high-definition] in connection with the [presidential] inauguration and we were struck by how effective it was,” David Westin tells the New York Post. “The applications are dramatic.”

Quotes from the press release are after the jump…

> “Anyone who has experienced high definition television has been captivated by the quality and clarity of the images and sound,” David Westin said in a release. “HDTV will help us showcase the best and brightest team in morning television and deliver the very best experience to our audience.”

“This significant increase of HD programming in the morning complements our existing line-up of primetime and sports programming broadcast for HDTV throughout the day,” said Preston Davis, president of broadcast operations and engineering for ABC. “Our goal is to provide the highest quality viewing experience for our audience.”