KSTC.TV launches "24/7" high-def channel 10/15/03
ANOTHER HUBBARD "FIRST" - AND A BONUS FOR HIGH-DEFINITION TV VIEWERS
Today, KSTC.TV became the first commercial television broadcast station in the Twin Cities to broadcast high-definition content (HD) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
KSTC-HD, Channel 45.2, signed on the air October 15th with HD programming provided to the station as a result of its new affiliate agreement with HDNet. HDNet, based in Dallas, Texas, is the first all-HD television network in the United States. Offering a broad array of programming, television viewers with HD receivers and sets can enjoy everything from live sports to sitcoms; dramas to concerts; even full length feature films converted from 35mm.
The week-by-week programming schedule for this new HD channel will be available soon on www.kstc45.com. (To obtain the current week's schedule, call Dayna Deutsch at 651-646-5555.)
KSTC-DT Channel 45.1 continues to be a 24 hour a day standard-definition (SD) simulcast of KSTC.TV Channel 45. KSTC.TV Channel 45 is an independent broadcast television station locally owned and operated by pioneering Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc. (Channel 45 can also be found on cable channel 12 in most of the Twin Cities and surrounding area.)
Hubbard Broadcasting owns and operates seven television stations in Minnesota including KSAX-TV, Alexandria; KRWF-TV, Redwood Falls; WDIO-TV, Duluth; WIRT-TV, Hibbing; KAAL, Austin; KSTC.TV, and Hubbard's flagship news station KSTP-TV Channel 5 serving Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Among Hubbard's television properties outside of Minnesota are WHEC-TV, Rochester, New York and WNYT-TV, Albany, New York plus three stations in New Mexico: KOB-TV, Albuquerque; KOBF-TV, Farmington; and KOBR-TV, Roswell. Hubbard Broadcasting also owns radio stations in Minneapolis/Saint Paul including KSTP-AM 1500, KS95-FM, and FM-107 WFMP, plus the Hubbard Radio Network.