WSFA 12 News Launches First Central Alabama Newscasts in High Definition

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - WSFA 12 News, Montgomery's NBC affiliate for the past 54 years,  launched a market first August 3, broadcasting all of its local newscasts in Digital High Definition.

WSFA 12 News first broadcast digital television in Montgomery nearly four years ago and has been providing NBC Nightly News, Today on NBC, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, prime time programs, NFL and many other sports events in Digital High Definition.  WSFA 12 News  is  the second television station in Alabama to broadcast local newscasts in High Definition, joining NBC affiliate WVTM-TV in Birmingham.

WSFA 12 News invested more than a million dollars over the past year in the project, adding new weather and news sets in the studio, new studio and field cameras, new graphics and new editing and production equipment.   Viewers can experience WSFA 12 News in true High Definition on their digital cable channels (Brighthouse 211 in Wetumpka and Greenville,  226 in Eufaula;  Charter 711; Knology 903)  or on Channel 12.1 over the air on their HD television set though an antenna.

"Providing local news and weather in High Definition furthers our community commitment to quality coverage," says Ken Selvaggi, WSFA 12 News Vice-President and General Manager.

WSFA 12 News is owned by Montgomery based  Raycom Media and produces more than five hours of top rated news daily and publishes news stories hourly on WSFA.COM, averaging nearly three million page views each month.

For more information contact:

Alicia Briscoe ∙ Marketing Director (334) 613-8226,

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