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1 September 8th, 2010 Days of our Lives goes to Hi Definition for 45th Annniversary!

According to a report out today from Broadcasting and Cable, “On Nov. 8, NBC’s Days of Our Lives will celebrate its 45th anniversary by moving to HD. Despite the fact that it will be “an expensive transition in the seven figures,” series execs felt it was important to continue “to produce and deliver a contemporary show with the most up-todate look,” Greg Meng, executive in charge of production at the soap and senior VP of Corday Productions, wrote in an email.”

The item also gave an update on other daytime soaps and programmings possible transistions to HD or not: “Another new HD entrant can be found at CBS, with The Talk bowing in hi-def in October. CBS soap The Bold and the Beautiful will, however, remain in standard def.  ABC has already taken three of its four daytime shows to HD. No date has been set for One Life to Live‘s transition to HD, but producers will start shooting episodes in the 16 X 9 format for December airing.”

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  1. Naomi says:

    The best thing about this is not so much the HD aspect (which, honestly, I don’t care about) but the fact that I think this is a big vote of confidence on NBC’s part for Days. Though their current contract only extends until November of 2011, I don’t think NBC would’ve gone through all this bother and especially all this expense, if they weren’t planning for it to stick around. I mean, why do all this for a single year?

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