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Unified Video Technologies completes first phase of ZNS digital upgrade
Bahamas network ZNS TV-13 has turned to Unified Video Technologies (UNIV), for the first phase of its analog-to-HD digital upgrade
ZNS TV-13, a network owned and operated by the Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas, has modernized ZNS operations and services and positioned the broadcaster to provide world-class media services to all the residents of the Bahamas. The new systems also make it easier for local writers, producers, directors and actors to create content for ZNS.
UNIV designed the custom end-to-end solution based on unique ZNS requirements, including the geography of the Bahamas, which comprises 700 islands scattered over 180,000 square miles of the Atlantic Ocean. UNIV also collaborated with a leading studio design firm to create state-of-the-art newsrooms with energy efficient lighting grids, and with station branding experts to rebrand ZNS and integrate branding elements in the workflow.
Original programs on a wide range of topics are already in the works. Outside production flight packs are being used to produce programs on local food production in the Bahamas, and the natural beauty of the local ecosystem. A school roundup spotlights a different school in each episode. New entertainment programming covers the local music, dance and art scenes and interviews with Bahamian legends.