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WCBS to go digital

NEW YORK – WCBS-TV, the New York flagship station of CBS, has been granted an experimental license for high-definition television by the Federal Communications Commission.

It is the third HDTV license to be approved by the FCC. Earlier this year, stations in Washington, D.C., and Raleigh, N.C., received experimental licenses to transmit digital signals that produce twice the sharpness of the current television system.

The new digital station in New York will have the call letters WCBS-HD and will simulcast the WCBS-TV schedule to a radius of more than 55 miles, including Connecticut, New York and New Jersey. CBS has begun the process of designing and installing a transmission plant at the Empire State Building to broadcast digital signals.

Michael H. Jordan, chairman and CEO of CBS parent Westinghouse Electric Corp., said, “The WCBS-HD station is an important step in keeping CBS at the forefront of broadcast technology and to ensure that free over-the-air television remains competitive with other digitally delivered entertainment and information services.”

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