2/24/2009 8:15 AM
Shelton, CT, February 24, 2009 – Nexstar Broadcasting Group (NASDAQ: NXST) is making a group lead purchase this year of Anton/Bauer gear from AZCAR Digital Products, a division of AZCAR, to power more than 70 Panasonic P2 HD cameras for nine of its stations. Anton/Bauer is currently in use at other Nexstar stations.
“Anton/Bauer’s Dionic-90 Lithium-Ion batteries were chosen to power the Panasonic HPX-500 cameras because of Anton/Bauer’s legacy of battery performance, reliability, features and support that result in smooth ENG operations,” says Rick Stople, Nexstar Broadcasting Group director of engineering. “The addition of the Anton/Bauer Tandem-70 charger/power supplies allow fast charging of the batteries and a reduction in the amount of gear carried by each videographer. Additionally, the Anton/Bauer batteries have unique characteristics that interact with the operation of the Panasonic HPX-500 cameras.”
The Anton/Bauer UltraLight 2 was also selected as standard equipment for the Panasonic
HPX-500 cameras. In addition, Anton/Bauer’s revolutionary ElipZ battery and ElightZ on-camera light system will be used for the Panasonic HPX-200 P2 HD cameras, providing cost efficiency and a higher performance that’s twice as long as the largest Panasonic battery while simultaneously powering the light.
In total, more than 100 Dionic-90 and ElipZ batteries, 70 chargers and 70 lights comprise the majority of the Anton/Bauer products in this acquisition.
Among the nine stations benefiting from the Anton/Bauer purchase are: KARK-TV in Little Rock AR; KODE-TV and KSNF-TV in Joplin, MO; WFXW-TV in Terre Haute, IN; WCUA-TV in Champaign, IL; KNWA-TV in Fayetteville, AR; WQRF-TV in Rockland, IL; WBRE-TV and
WYOU-TV in the Wilkes Barre/Scranton Market.
ABOUT NEXSTAR BROADCASTING GROUP
Nexstar Broadcasting Group currently owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to 50 television stations in 29 markets in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Texas, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama and New York. Nexstar’s television station group includes affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW and reaches approximately 8.2% of all U.S. television households.
ABOUT AZCAR TECHNOLOGIES INCORPORATED
AZCAR is an independent broadcast and multimedia professional services organization offering a wide range of innovative digital media solutions to broadcast, and media companies, as well as non-profit organizations, government, and multi-purpose sports and entertainment venues. AZCAR’s service offerings include technology solutions consulting, systems design and integration, digital media content production systems, program distribution systems, and Audio Visual professional systems. AZCAR serves clients from offices in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. For more information, log onto www.azcar.com.
Anton/Bauer is recognized as the world’s premier provider of professional camera batteries, vhargers, lighting and other key mobile power systems for the broadcast and video production markets. Headquartered in Shelton, CT and established in 1970, Anton/Bauer’s superior-quality camera batteries, chargers, and mobile power systems have become an industry standard. Since its inception, Anton/Bauer has expanded its product offerings to include many signature lines such as its leading Gold Mount® system, which includes the Interactive chargers, HyTRON® 50, 100 and 140, and Dionic® 90 and 160 batteries, as well as mounts, compatible with virtually every camera brand on the market today. Other Anton/Bauer performance products include the Ultralight®, the ElipZ®, ElightZ®, CINE-VCLX® and its new CINE VCLX/2®. For more information on Anton/Bauer, visit www.antonbauer.com.
ABOUT THE VITEC GROUP PLC
The Vitec Group plc is acknowledged as a global leader in the supply of equipment and services to the broadcasting, entertainment and photographic industries and has established a reputation for technical excellence and superior engineering along with an astute business strategy which has seen it grow by acquisition. Innovation is a cornerstone of the Group’s activities and the organization is committed to a policy of continuous product development. With revenues (2007) of $546m (£274m) and over 2200 employees world-wide, its products are distributed in almost 100 countries, through a strong, fully-resourced distribution network or direct to the end user or corporate customer. More information can be found at www.vitecgroup.com.