“JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE” SET TO DEBUT IN HD ON TUESDAY, APRIL 14

Starting on Tuesday, April 14, ABC will be airing “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in high definition.  Be sure to tune in for the same great laughs with Jimmy Kimmel and his guests in HD, beginning TUESDAY, APRIL 14 at (12:05-1:05 a.m., ET)

Jimmy Kimmel and Jill Leiderman serve as executive producers and Jason Schrift and Douglas DeLuca serve as co-executive producers. Emmy Award-winning “Jimmy Kimmel Live” is shot live in front of a studio audience and produced by Jackhole Industries in association with ABC Studios.

Enjoy “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on the web at www.abc.com. Each episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” will be available on ABC.com the day after airing on the network for users to watch online
About HDTV Programming
ABC has been a leader in bringing HDTV to American viewers, and was the first major broadcast network to begin broadcasting in HDTV, beginning on November 1, 1998, with the theatrical presentation of “The Wonderful World of Disney: 101 Dalmatians.” ABC also broadcast the first live, regularly-scheduled HDTV sporting event in primetime, the 1999-2000 season of “Monday Night Football,” and was the first broadcast network to air its primetime programming in Dolby Digital 5.1-channel surround sound.

Since the beginning of its HD broadcasts in 1998, ABC has broadcast many theatrical movies in HDTV, as well as numerous sporting events. These include “Super Bowl XXXIV,” “The National Basketball Association Finals” and “The Stanley Cup Finals.”  ABC also broadcasts the annual Academy Awards in HD.

ABC currently broadcasts the majority of its primetime schedule in HDTV, including comedies, dramas, alternative series “Dancing with the Stars” and “Wipeout,” and theatrical movies. In addition, ABC is now also airing its morning news program, “Good Morning America,” in HD, as well as “World News with Charles Gibson,” “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” “Nightline” and daytime talk show “The View.” For “20/20” and “Primetime,” the pages are shot in HD and field is up-converted.

All of ABC’s HDTV programs use 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format.

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