AP introduces HD Entertainment

The Associated Press has launched a high-definition AP Entertainment news service, the first phase of AP’s HD rollout, which will see all news content available in HD by the second quarter of 2012.

The launch of AP Entertainment in HD will be followed by sports news via its joint venture with Sports News Television (SNTV) on 16 January 2012.

AP is introducing more than 200 HD cameras, upgraded mobile satellites and enhanced backhaul capabilities to handle HD signals. Video news bureaus have been upgraded to the latest generation of video editing, compression and transmission technologies and HD Master Control Rooms are being constructed in more than 20 locations including London, New York and Washington.

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