Thursday Nov 17, 201107:18 PM GMT
Press TV upgrades to widescreen format
Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:7PM
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Iran's Press TV has upgraded its broadcasting image aspect ratio to the 16:9 widescreen universal format for high-definition and digital televisions.


The global television network used to broadcast in the standard 4:3 screen format, the universal video format of the 20th century, Press TV reported.

“All new broadcasts will be in 16:9, and will fit 16:9 screens most suitably,” the news network announced in a statement released on Thursday.

The shift in the image aspect ratio will also enhance the image resolution of the broadcasts, the statement added.

Aspect ratio denotes the horizontal measurement of the pictures as compared to its vertical length.

“The decision to shift to the widescreen (16:9) image aspect ratio was made as other major professional news agencies have also transferred their aspect ratios to the widescreen version,” said the statement.

The widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio is considered to be the image standard of the future, designed to succeed the traditional 4:3 square aspect ratio.


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