Ozarks Station KSPR Debuts HD Newscast

By Andrew Gauthier 

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Springfield Business Journal

Viewers who were watching KSPR-TV‘s 10 p.m. newscast on Nov. 1 saw something brand new to the Springfield viewing area. That night was the first that the station broadcast the news from its new headquarters at 999 W. Sunshine St. And it was the first night TV viewers in the Ozarks watched a local newscast in high-definition.

In June, TV stations nationwide transitioned from analog to digital signals. It has only been in the past few weeks, however, that KSPR crews started gathering HD video throughout southwest Missouri.

“Because we have the first high-def cameras in the market, we’re really using this as a chance to show viewers the Ozarks in a way they’ve never seen it before,” KSPR News Director Brad Belote said. KSPR is a media partner with Springfield Business Journal.

The transition to HD, he said, required new studio and field cameras, as well as editing systems. More…