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World Wrestling Entertainment trials HD

September 10th, 2006 · No Comments

The World Wrestling Entertainment organization is planning to get a stranglehold on the high definition sports entertainment market. This weekend the company taped its first live event in high-def, although the show was not broadcast. The company says that exercise will be analyzed by executives.
“High-definition television has a different aspect ratio,” Senior Vice President of Television Operations Mike Grossman told WWE.com, “so we want to see how that affects what we see on the screen. It’s a very vivid image. We’re actually going to have a makeup artist that has experience in because they use airbrushing techniques as opposed to traditional makeup. We also need to see how our lighting is affected, how pyro translates to hi def…and then there’s audio. When we make the move to HD we’ll be broadcasting and recording in 5.1 surround sound so we’ll be playing with that too.”
The WWE says that to move to recording and distributing content in HD will require tens of millions of dollars of upgrades in equipment and a minimum of three years to complete.

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