Fox signs deal to convert six stations to Avid-based digital newsrooms

The deal follows a move by the company’s station in Orlando which installed an all-digital production environment using Avid broadcast solutions in May
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Fox Television Stations Inc. has chosen to convert six of its 27 news-generating stations from analog-based systems to Avid end-to-end digital production environments for ingest, editing, storage and playout.

The six are: WNYW-TV in New York City; WTXF-TV in Philadelphia; WFXT-TV in Boston; WTTG-TV in Washington, D.C.; WTVT-TV in Tampa, FL; and WITI-TV in Milwaukee, WI. Installation has begun at all six stations and is expected to be completed by the end of 2005.

The deal follows a move by WOFL-TV in Orlando, which installed an all-digital production environment using Avid broadcast solutions in May. The additional six Fox stations will mirror WOFL's facility, which includes an Avid Unity for News shared-storage media network with 8.64TB of storage and TransferManager and Media Manager software; Avid NewsCutter Adrenaline systems and NewsCutter XP systems for craft news and field editing; AirSpeed systems for ingest and playout of digital content; and Avid Media Composer Adrenaline systems for editing and finishing promotions.

For more information, visit www.avid.com.

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