Tuesday, August 16, 2011

KATV in HD...


Well not yet. According to KATV's Facebook page it will happen later this year. Any how the station has already made HD modifications to its news set. Yep it's blue!

54 Comments:

At 11:06 PM, August 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A comment on their page said they will be getting a new desk too. Thank goodness!

 
At 11:12 PM, August 16, 2011, Anonymous Mark said...

Can they PLEASE get a new graphics package too?

Maybe one that WASN'T designed in-house?...

Yeah, I doubt it too.

 
At 11:18 PM, August 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ugly ugly cheap cheap yuck yuck

 
At 11:41 PM, August 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You would think being last to go HD and get remodeled, they would be able to blow everyone out of the water. I mean, they've seen what the other stations did, why not do it better? Still ugliest in the market. And ditto on the graphics!

 
At 12:39 AM, August 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonder if they will be all HD or just use some surveillance cameras. If they use all HD cameras they can air a promo and say, "First, in full HD" or something like that.

Is KARK still running that "In HIGH definition" promo. I am out of state.

 
At 7:33 AM, August 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No HD, and not even widescreen SDTV yet. KATV just dragging their feet as usual. The senior citzen's core of KATV's news viewership watching on analog cable and/or console TV's don't care one way or another.

 
At 12:13 PM, August 17, 2011, Blogger Lost4now said...

Looking forward to it!! (And Im not a Senior Citizen...yet) I like the blue, never was crazy about the orange and yellow, still my favorite local news, obviously since I am watching it in SD, when all the other local stations are HD.

 
At 2:30 PM, August 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anything is an improvement.

Happy to see, but I was hopeful that being last would make them look the best, seeing what everyone else did.

Oh well, I still like them the best.

 
At 3:06 PM, August 17, 2011, Anonymous Slowpokes said...

Maybe HD = Huge Delay

 
At 3:07 PM, August 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or, Having Difficulty

 
At 3:54 PM, August 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know you aren't supposed to judge a book by its cover, but one walk down 4th street from Main to Scott will tell you that KATV doesn't care about their physical appearance, or they don't have the money, or both.
Die hard viewer loyalty is keeping them on top, not quality.

 
At 5:54 PM, August 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quality? A shack in the garden, shot by a security camera. that's quality. Yep.

 
At 9:04 PM, August 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was rooting for 7 to unveil something of quality. Guess I'll keep hope alive for another 10 years. Remember the days when 7 had all the technology, good graphics, and talent worth a damn? Oh well..

 
At 10:23 PM, August 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Quality? A shack in the garden, shot by a security camera. that's quality. Yep."

I am wondering whose bright idea that was. Probably the same person that lights the set. True genius.

Does the talent know how bad it makes them look?

 
At 10:48 PM, August 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

7 will have a new building within the next year or so hopefully so maybe they're waiting to put the money in that and just trying to get by until then. Not being in HD sure hasn't seem to hurt them yet.

 
At 5:11 PM, August 18, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's hoping they go with something in an emerald green. Will looks so much better than any blue or yellow. And, it will match the new anchor's eyes. Oops!

 
At 8:25 PM, August 18, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

New building for KATV?
Someone submit a whisper to Arkansas Business.

 
At 2:25 PM, August 19, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV is not getting a new building....We better get raises first!

 
At 4:29 PM, August 19, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't wait for the HD at KATV, the better to see Beth Hunt with and to see closer what is on top of Meteoroligist Michelle Rupp's head

 
At 6:43 PM, August 19, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't get all the hype on Beth Hunt. She's average looking at best and is so bland on air. I'd rather watch half of KATV's reporters than Beth.

 
At 11:38 AM, August 20, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen! sista.

 
At 1:30 PM, August 20, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV is getting a new building. Not right away but within 2 years from now they will be in WLR. And no raise for you, how much do you think a bitter little PA like you should be making anyway?

 
At 10:25 AM, August 22, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can kiss my bitter pa ass! And KATV is not getting a new building. Stop drinking the kool aid

 
At 9:16 PM, August 22, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sister KTUL in Tulsa just went HD today. They seem to be on nearly the same calendar as KATV, so it's probably coming soon.

 
At 9:30 AM, August 23, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark Rose confirmed in memo to employees that KATV IS moving. They even have the blueprints for the building in engineering dept. So, the kool aid is good to sup up on. Don't hate, berate.

 
At 1:35 PM, August 23, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And they will finally be HD within a month.

 
At 12:19 PM, August 24, 2011, Anonymous Traveling Broadcaster said...

KATV should take some of that HD money and use it for talent coaching and makeovers.

I was in the area last week and caught some of the morning show and the GMA cut-in's Thursday 8/18 and Friday 8/19. I haven't seen hair as big as Susanin's since the 1980's. He also stumbled, bumbled, and fumbled his way threw the live breaking news cut-in on the West Memphis 3.

And who screwed up the other cut-in? Whoever that bleach blonde reader was said on air "we will take a break and get our scripts straight." Wow, I haven't seen anything that bad since the last time I watched KTAL in Shreveport.

 
At 1:21 PM, August 24, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark Rose may have blueprints but KATV is still not getting a new building. We might want to figure out our playout system first.

As far as being a bitter PA and overpaid.....Why don't you get off your Anchor A$$ and do some real work since you're the one overpaid.
Bite me anchor boy!

 
At 1:50 PM, August 24, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was in the newsroom for the wm3 cutins and roger didnt do any of them. not sure what your talking about, and all the talent at 7 are much smoother than thvs high school kids or kark's mallory hardin. The obsession with katv continues...

 
At 2:17 PM, August 24, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jason Peterrson and Alyson Courtney did the WM3 cutins and I thought they did fine even if there were a few bumbles. also I switched to katv because of that 'bleach blonde reader' alyson courtney so obviously not everyone shares your views.

 
At 2:20 PM, August 24, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh you must be Alyson's mom if you switched channels to watch her! Everyone I know finds her to be annoying and a bit cold on air.

 
At 3:08 PM, August 24, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im sure everyone you know works at the other stations. we get it everyone at 7 sucks. everyone at the other stations is awesome.

 
At 10:23 PM, August 24, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's about it.

 
At 10:37 PM, August 24, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THV is just bitter over all the people they've lost to 7 in the past year. "First in HD" - where'd that get you? Crappy video looks REALLY crappy in high def, by the way. The Weather Shack overhaul - complete with surveillance cams. Nice. A graphics package that looks like it was built by someone working for cable access? THV's got it. Gotta love Gannett. Spare no expense. Push the talented people out the door and hire someone fresh out of school for less. Now THAT'S a formula for success!

 
At 11:23 AM, August 25, 2011, Anonymous DFW said...

Traveling Broadcaster, I was in Lincoln County last week and saw the exact same thing you are talking about. I don't know who the guy was who did the cut-ins but he did have huge brown hair. It reminded me a lot of Bob's Big Boy. I have not seen hair that big on a man since I went to a Gaither's concert back in the early 1990's.

Don't know who the bleach blonde was who messed up the other cut-in. May have changed the channel by that time but it was horrible. Whoever they are neither one would make it in my market.

 
At 8:00 PM, August 25, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh please, I live in Dallas and I see PLENTY of bleach blondes and big hair on air. It's nice to see that apparently bitter PAs in Dallas also go on this site.

 
At 9:07 PM, August 25, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have no clue who roger susanin is and could care less about big hair but I love a guy that is so insecure about himself that he puts "dfw" as his name. Very impressive!

 
At 6:58 AM, August 26, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THV may say they are first in HD but KATV will be the first in total HD.

The shots in the weather garden with the SD surveillance cams are killing THV's look.

Alyse looked so left out this morning on the big reunion show and that is a shame.

KARK, KATV, KLRT and even KETS are laughing and lovin' it.

 
At 7:43 AM, August 26, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why did Alyse look left out?????

 
At 7:48 AM, August 26, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alyse and Ashley handled today like total pros. No clue what that person was talking about. I watched the entire show.

 
At 8:08 AM, August 26, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nobody said anything about Ashley being left out. Why do you think Alyse was left out? Alyse had on a great dress!

 
At 9:39 AM, August 26, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alyse just stood there, in the middle, with nothing to say. Was she about 6 when the big three were on? BTW, who brings back the "good ole days"?

 
At 10:50 AM, August 26, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to agree, even though I am an Alyse fan.Tom should have been the only one in the weather garden doing the interviews of the old team. It seemed very uncomfortable, like when you bring your spouse to a high school reunion, they really don't fit in because they didn't experience the "good ole days". Should have had Ashley and Alyse inside with other morning duties.

 
At 4:11 PM, August 26, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

alyse did look totally bored to death this morning.but she should've jumped right in there and joined the conversation somehow. idk.she's so green in being a tv personality. just because you were a beauty queen doesn't qualify for you to be on teevee. most people who are on morning programs work their way up to it..it's not normally a starting point!

 
At 5:07 PM, August 26, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm, could you be from the competition? Today's show with BJ and Robyn was great. And I have been pleasantly surprised with Alyse. She's engaging and really helps complete the team. Very smart move on the part of THV and kudos for making such a bold move. I enjoy watching her, Tom, and Ashley.

 
At 6:11 PM, August 26, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kudos to Larry Audas for recruiting Alyse!

 
At 6:16 PM, August 26, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Alyse is still very awkward on air, but I still think THV has the best morning show.

 
At 6:26 PM, August 26, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awkward? Interesting word choice. I disagree, but to each his/her own I think you are looking at the #1 morning show for many seasons to come. And Tom is still hanging in there.

 
At 8:11 AM, August 27, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love what THV has on their morning show right now. I don't know what the deal is on 7, but I agree with the "I'd rather be anywhere but here" comment. They made such a big deal about Allison and she isn't even on much. Even if they do some shuffling, they don't have what 11 has.

 
At 8:33 AM, August 27, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is it 11 has?????

 
At 11:20 AM, August 27, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A team that's entertaining to watch and a more youthful vibe.

 
At 12:51 PM, August 27, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And people that act like they want to be there and enjoy their jobs. And are nice and appreciative when they get approached by viewers in public.

 
At 2:35 PM, August 28, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask Tom if he REALLY wants to be there. You may be surprised at the answer you get.

 
At 2:01 PM, December 05, 2011, Anonymous xl pharmacy said...

oh that is so cool to know that now I can Watch in High Definition, and I have not liked KATV's Facebook page, but I will do it right now

 

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