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May 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In what it called “a major milestone,” the Associated Press announced Tuesday that it has completed its conversion to high-definition. AP said that it began upgrading its technical facilities to HDTV 18 months ago and in November 2011 began offering broadcast and cable stations entertainment news in HD. In January of this year, it started offering sports news in HD. The completion of the rollout comes ahead of schedule, the venerable news service said, permitting it to offer full coverage of the Olympics and the presidential election in high definition. Moreover, said Sandy MacIntyre, head of international video news for AP, “As well as working with new cameras and cutting-edge editing and transmission software, we now have more video journalists providing regionally relevant content from more places than ever before.”