WRAL Broadcast NFL Game On Thanksgiving Day


November 22, 2000
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WRAL Broadcasts NFL Game On Thanksgiving Day

RALEIGH —WRAL Digital will provide television coverage of the New England Patriots and Detroit Lions NFL game in High Definition Television (HDTV).

The annual Thanksgiving Day game will be produced by CBS Sports and broadcast live on WRAL Digital on Thursday, November 23, at 12:30pm. The HDTV telecast, featuring commentary from CBS Sports announcers Gus Johnson and Daryl Johnston, can be seen on WRAL-DT, Channel 53. HDTV programming on WRAL Digital is broadcast in 1080i, the highest definition television format.

WRAL was the first station in the country to broadcast in the Federal Communication Commission’s new digital television standard. It was granted the nation’s first high definition television (HDTV) experimental license in 1996, which allowed the station to transmit the nation’s first high definition television signal. WRAL continues to broadcast HD on a daily basis on WRAL-Digital and has accomplished a number of firsts in the industry, including an all HD newscast, a local documentary, sporting events and live news coverage.

Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a diversified communications company which owns and/or operates WRAL-TV, WRAL-Digital, WRAL-FM, Microspace, the North Carolina News Network, DTV Plus, Wolfpack Sports Marketing, and Capitol Sports Management in Raleigh, NC; WJZY-TV and WFVT-TV in Charlotte, NC; WILM-TV in Wilmington, NC; WRAZ-TV and the Durham Bulls Baseball Club in Durham, NC; and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball Club in Myrtle Beach, SC; Capitol Broadcasting Company also founded Local TV on Satellite in Raleigh, NC.

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