CBS to convert news operations to end-to-end digital environment

The Avid NewsCutter Adrenaline news editing system is one of several components that make up a multimillion-dollar digital newsroom installation for CBS’s New York City headquarters and London news bureau.

CBS has awarded Avid Technology a multimillion-dollar contract to install Avid end-to-end digital newsroom environments at the network's New York City headquarters and London news bureau.

The deal will see the network replace several tape-based news production systems in four stages. The first currently is underway, and the entire project is expected to be complete by December 2006.

As part of the deal, CBS has purchased Avid Professional Services for training alongside a comprehensive mix of Avid solutions, including Avid Unity for News with up to 64TB of storage; Avid NewsCutter Adrenaline news editing systems; Avid Workgroup logging and browsing solutions; and a comprehensive digital archive system with third-party partners SGL and StorageTek.

Capabilities like high-resolution clip browsing from anywhere in the newsroom and editing during the ingest process will allow CBS to improve its production workflow and capacity, enabling journalists to handle breaking news stories with greater speed and simplicity.

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