KPIX San Francisco Debuts HD News

KPIX San Francisco became the latest station to introduce HD local-news programming to viewers.

The CBS owned-and-operated station began broadcasting Eye on the Bay in HD in May, and it added 27-and-one-half hours of weekly news product this week.

KPIX’s HD newscasts are available over the air and via Comcast, DirecTV and Dish Network.

The station took in $100.5 million in 2006, according to BIA Financial. In mid-January, Cox Broadcasting-owned rival KTVU added HD news on sister station KICU.

Earlier this week, NBC O&O WMAQ Chicago added HD news, as well.

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.