LAFAYETTE – KLFY-TV 10 the CBS affiliate in Lafayette, La., will soon be rolling-out a series of new upgrades to station operations that will include the full integration of high definition.
Station general manager, Mike Barras says this will move the station into a completely tape free environment and bring the brightest, most colorful and cleanest images to Acadiana's viewers through the entire broadcast day and, coupled with the station's social media presence on Facebook and Twitter, is one of the most exciting things to happen at KLFY in recent memory.
The move to High Definition will affect many of the internal operations at the station including an upgrade to all cameras, sets and the supporting technology used to bring Acadiana's highest rated programs to air.
According to the station's chief engineer, Rodney Evans, this move to a completely HD operation will benefit the station by streamlining production and decreasing the time between covering stories, editing footage, and getting it on the air. He also says that the upgrades being made to the KLFY studios include a major first in Acadiana television with robotic automation being part of the new high definition cameras at the station.
Having a completely digital workflow is a tremendous benefit to the News Department says news director, Dwight Dugas. He goes on to say that streamlining news operations with the new digital workflow will help Eyewitness News bring Acadiana's viewers their news faster and more completely than ever before.
Another part of this upgrade is tailored to include the people of Acadiana in a more direct and interactive way. KLFY-TV 10 is using social media to include viewers quickly and directly with constant updates to Facebook (www.facebook.com/klfytv10) and Twitter plus adding the ability for viewers to send in their pictures and video to be featured on Eyewitness News through the iWitness NewsTube.
High Definition operations at KLFY are expected to begin in full by the end of October of this year.