MSNBC will begin telecasting in 1080i High Definition in the spring of 2009. The move comes as MSNBC marks the one-year anniversary of re-locating to NBC News world headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan.
"As viewers are making the transition to HD more and more every day, we’re looking forward to delivering what they want: a full high definition experience on MSNBC," said Phil Griffin, President of MSNBC. "In addition to our live news programs, over 80% of our new documentaries will be presented in HD."
Building on the NBC News HD infrastructure already in place, MSNBC launches 1080i High Definition utilizing two full HD capable control rooms, integrated HD graphics, and new HD commercial integration master control and distribution systems. Since October of 2007, MSNBC has been telecasting from two HD-ready studios.