CP24 launches enhanced HD screen
This photo shows the new CP24 HD screen, which was launched on Sept. 27, 2012.
Web Staff, cp24.com
Published Thursday, September 27, 2012 4:54PM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, September 27, 2012 5:01PM EDT
Twelve years ago, CP24 pushed the viewer experience to a place few people had imagined possible on their screen. Before long, our screen became the destination for all Torontonians who wanted to know at a glance everything that was pertinent to their day – weather, traffic and the latest breaking news.
Today, we’ve launched an HD version of our screen that not only includes a fresh look in our news flow, data and features.
Using the most sophisticated graphics technology on the market, CP24 is now able to customize its screen at a moment’s notice in order to give our viewers the most relevant information when they need it.
Between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., viewers will notice a two-line enhanced stock market ticker which features the latest data from both the TSX and NYSE.
After 6 p.m., our stock ticker transforms into an enhanced sports line displaying more than just sports scores. Sports fans will now have a play-by-play report on their favourite teams, including points earned, league updates and standings.
On the right side of the screen, you’ll notice all your favourites, including concert and event listings, are still right where you want them.
You turn to us for all the information you need and we take that responsibility seriously.
Our new screen is available for all our viewers. To optimize your experience in a non-HD environment, make sure to adjust the aspect ratio on either your TV screen or set-top box provided by your television service provider.
“We’re thrilled to take this next step with our viewers,” said Brian Carr, CP24’s director of news production. “Our in-house team of designers have worked hard to deliver a new generation of story-telling.”
Lane Steinhauer, Bell Media’s senior director, engineering, led the eight-person development team who brought this project to life.
“Twelve years ago, we were the first to push the envelope with a screen that didn’t need any audio. That look has since been copied by news organizations around the world,” he said. “This is our next step. It’s been a long time coming and I’m very excited about it.”
CP24 is currently available in HD on Bell Fibe TV, Channel 1503.