New York — ABC News will begin broadcasting “Good Morning America” in high-definition 720p format, seven days a week this fall, the network announced.
The network called the presentation of “Good Morning America” and its weekend edition “the first time ever that regularly scheduled commercial network news programming will be broadcast in high definition.”
Previously, the network aired a three-hour high-definition version of GMA on Inauguration Day. Earlier in the year ABC news also produced the primetime news special “Peter Jennings Reporting: UFO — Seeing is Believing” in high definition.
ABC said it has broadcast 441 hours of high-definition programming so far this season, up from 800 hours the previous year.
All of ABC’s HDTV programming is broadcast in the 720p high-definition format with 5.1-channel surround sound.
Currently, 130 of ABC’s owned and affiliated stations are broadcasting digital TV, covering 82 percent of the nation, with 102 of those stations broadcasting in HDTV.