News-Press & Gazette Co. Station Group Uses TriCaster for TV Newscasts
Stations transform production environments by integrating TriCaster, NewsCaster with AP ENPS feeds
September 5, 2014
ANTONIO—News-Press & Gazette Co. have chosen NewTek TriCaster multi-camera
live production systems as their primary production hub for newscasts at KCOY
CBS 12 in Santa Barbara, Calif.; KNPN Fox 26 in St. Joseph, Mo.; and KECY Fox 9
in Yuma, Ariz.
Press & Gazette is pairing TriCaster with NewsCaster, the media object
server protocol-based software from Newsmaker Systems, to reduce costs while
enhancing the automated production and story workflow.
streamlines news production operation by linking TriCaster and its capabilities
with standard broadcast newsroom computer systems. Playout sequencing is
managed under the control of the newsroom computer system while TriCaster
performs final playout. Whole shows are uploaded and updates are automatically
applied, allowing the TriCaster operator to remain focused on the live show.
MOS-enabled video integration with TriCaster lets newsroom producers capture
incoming video and maintain the same story automation features and flexibility from
companies such as AP ENPS and others. NewsCaster allows TriCaster to
automatically order the video with text and graphics based on the sequence
specified within the newsroom system rundown. When there is breaking news,
video clips can be re-ordered while live and updates are reflected
automatically within TriCaster.
three News-Press & Gazette Co. stations are using the TriCaster-NewsCaster-AP
built-in virtual set technology also provides new sets for anchors to work in.
Santa Barbara, KCOY launched a new newscast without having to construct a new
set or buy traditional TV broadcast equipment by instead choosing to base their
production around TriCaster.
St. Joseph, KNPN is also taking advantage of TriCaster’s virtual set technology
to upgrade an outdated set to a more modern look.
Yuma, TriCaster allowed for an additional newscast to be added, with plans to
add a second studio to produce an additional newscast in the future.