Proximity automates Allbritton’s NewsChannel 8

Proximity's Xenotrack

Allbritton Communications’ NewsChannel 8, a 24-hour local cable news channel based in Arlington, VA, has automated its entire news graphics production process with Proximity’s Xenostore and Xenotrack media asset management software.

The system provides a single graphics catalog, centralizing visibility to all content throughout an organization and dramatically streamlines the production workflow in a station. From any standard Web browser, artists, journalists and producers can manage and store media content with the click of a button.

Because the Proximity software is platform agnostic, NewsChannel 8 combined its graphics-related equipment with Xenostore and Xenotrack. Graphics can now be moved and converted between a newsroom desktop PC and the station’s existing Pinnacle character generators. The software works within the channel’s AP/ENPS newsroom system, providing access to the station’s full Xenostore catalog from within ENPS, simplifying the graphics retrieval and request process.

Xenostore provides a single media catalog for visibility to all content throughout an organization. Xenotrack tracks the order creation, queue management and review, and approval of all new graphics. New content is automatically loaded into Xenostore and transcoded and copied to the playout device.

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