KTVU Channel 2 News made Bay Area television history Wednesday (Oct. 11) by becoming the first television station in the market to broadcast all local newscasts in high definition. Along with new HD studio cameras, KTVU has also unveiled a new set, HD graphics and high definition traffic and weather mapping. KTVU carries 38 1/2 hours of local news per week. “As the Bay Area News leader we’re very excited to be able to bring the benefits of high definition television to Bay Area news viewers. KTVU Channel 2 News is committed to giving our viewers the best local news viewing experience possible and high definition helps us achieve this,” said Tim McVay, VP and general manager.