Woodbury, N.Y., April 11, 2011 - The switch has been flipped on a set of landmark improvements at Long Island's hyper-local news channel. News 12 Long Island has "gone HD"- presenting a high-definition signal, available to all of Cablevision's iO TV homes on Long Island. Along with the launch of HD, News 12 Long Island has unveiled a brand new studio and has made dramatic improvements to its graphics, including the roll out of a new logo. In doing this, News 12 Long Island has advanced the standard for 24-hour hyper-local news coverage in the tri-state area.
"News 12 Long Island has consistently delivered unique, award-winning hyper-local news coverage to the people of Long Island. This takes our service to the next level," said Pat Dolan, News 12 Long Island News Director. "We look forward to showcasing our exclusive content in exciting, state-of-the-art HD."
As part of News 12 Long Island's state-of-the-art technology upgrade, all in-studio cameras and production equipment are now HD. Field cameras and field editing are also HD, enabling reporting and production in the widescreen high-definition format across Long Island.
In order to maximize the benefits of HD's larger frame size and greater clarity, News 12 Long Island has also completely transformed its studio. Specific changes, designed to provide on-air talent with greater flexibility and viewers with more dynamic programming, include:
Newly designed, larger anchor desks and weather center that capitalize on the new format's larger screen ratio
The creation of multiple stand-up areas throughout the studio, giving anchors more dynamic options for reporting
The addition of monitors throughout the studio, enabling the anchors to incorporate more video into their reporting
High-quality lighting, including the internal illumination of set pieces, to create depth and a new, bold look
To accompany these exciting changes, News 12 Long Island has also rolled out a brand new logo designed to mirror the streamlined look of the new studio.
About News 12 Long Island
News 12 Long Island is the exclusive 24-hour local news service dedicated to covering the counties of Nassau and Suffolk. The cable exclusive service currently reaches nearly 750,000 households on the Long Island Cablevision systems. News 12 Long Island was the first local 24-hour cable television news channel of its kind to launch in the United States in 1986. Today News 12 Long Island is part of News 12 Networks which is the largest and most watched regional news network. News 12 Networks is owned and operated by Cablevision Systems Corporation.
News 12 Long Island Takes Hyper-Local 24-Hour News to Next Level With HD Newscasts and Brand New Studio
About News 12 Networks
News 12 Networks operates seven individual 24-hour news channels, and remains a cable-exclusive service reaching approximately 3.8 million households in the New York tri-state area, serving Connecticut, Westchester, Hudson Valley (Rockland and Orange Counties), the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island and New Jersey. News 12 Networks also includes five traffic and weather channels, providing accurate, instant and constantly updated information-traffic & weather around the clock, throughout the same coverage footprint. In addition to the twelve cable channels, News 12 Networks also presents the award-winning news12.com, the premiere destination for local news on the web and mobile devices; and News 12 Interactive, channel 612 on iO TV, providing local news on-demand to Cablevision subscribers. News 12 Networks is owned and operated by Cablevision Systems Corporation.
Cablevision Systems Corporation is one of the nation's leading telecommunications, media and entertainment companies. In addition to delivering its Optimum-branded cable, Internet, and voice offerings throughout the New York area, the company owns and operates cable systems serving homes in four Western states. Cablevision's local media properties include News 12 Networks, MSG Varsity and Newsday Media Group. Cablevision's assets also include Rainbow Media Holdings LLC and its programming and entertainment businesses, AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv and IFC Entertainment, as well as Clearview Cinemas. Additional information about Cablevision is available on the Web at www.cablevision.com.