Dallas CW affiliate makes surprise switch to HD

Tribune-owned KDAF-TV made an unannounced switch to HD news over the weekend, becoming the last station in the market to make the transition.

Despite being last out of the gate, KDAF-TV has one unique selling point — its field footage is acquired and aired in HD, unlike other stations that use mostly SD 16:9 video.

The move, however, is accompanied by a continued decline in content, says Dallas blogger Ed Bark. The newscasts are filled with rather bizarre, sex-fueled stories, according to Bark’s overview of Monday’s broadcast, including airing tape from a former Dallas reporter reacting to a “G-shot” story. The tape shows reporter Michael Hill (no relation to the author of this post) who now works at WGNO-TV in New Orleans.

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