Those of us with high-definition televisions have been stuck watching most local news broadcasts in standard definition. Channel 5 made the switch last May, but the other local news outlets had been slow to adopt the new technology before federal law requires all-digital broadcasts starting in 2009.

1215020513But today, another local news outlet will go digital. Boston Daily has learned Channel 7 will start broadcasting in HD starting with today’s noon broadcast. (It’s on right now! Head to the gym and check it out.)

Sources tell us that the station has been rehearsing for weeks with a remodeled set and new graphics that will make the most of the digital format. WHDH GM Mike Carson confirms that the station will have its first hi-def broadcast this afternoon.

Finally, we get to see Frances Rivera in HD.

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