More on WESH 2 in HD: The press release

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Here’s WESH’s press release about launching its news in HD on Nov. 1.


On November 1, WESH 2 News will begin broadcasting all newscasts in high definition. In addition to high definition studio cameras and a state-of-the art graphics package, the WESH 2 Weather Plus team will begin utilizing HD radar images and weather graphics.


“The pictures are just stunning,” said WESH 2/CW18 General Manager Bill Bauman. “Our goal is to provide Central Florida viewers with big coverage of the big stories. Now, that commitment gets even bigger with the addition of HD. Viewers will see local news in the Orlando area like they have never seen it before.”

WESH 2 will broadcast forty-three and a half hours of local news per week in high definition, including WESH 2 News Sunrise, WESH 2 News at Noon, WESH 2 News at 4, WESH 2 News at 5, WESH 2 News at 6 with Wendy Chioji, WESH 2 News at 6 weekend edition and WESH 2 News at 11. In addition, WESH 2 News on CW18 will be broadcast in HD weekday mornings from 7 to 9 a.m.


WESH 2 Weather Plus Chief Meteorologist Tony Mainolfi says, “High definition gives us the ability to give our viewers a clearer, sharper look at the weather that affects Central Florida. We’re excited to take our weather forecasting to a whole new level.”


WESH 2 will offer more high definition programming than any other station in the Orlando market. In addition to WESH 2 newscasts, the station also broadcasts NBC programming in high definition, including: The Today Show, Heroes, Sunday Night Football, ER, Bionic Woman, Friday Night Lights, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with Conan O’Brien.


For more information on high definition, viewers can visit the WESH 2 HD page on They will find definitions to HD related terms, answers to HD frequently asked questions, a WESH 2 HD programming guide, and information on choosing a high definition television set.High definition programming
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