Raycom Media to begin second phase of P2 conversion for news

Raycom Media has purchased DVCPRO P2 series camcorders and drives valued at more than $2.2 million to launch phase two of the total conversion of its stations’ news operations to solid-state memory.

Raycom’s second purchase of DVCPRO P2 includes 85 handheld AG-HVX200 camcorders, 40 shoulder-mount DVCPRO P2 camcorders, 125 AJ-PCS060G P2 Store drives and 8GB P2 cards. When installed this year, news operations at 21 Raycom stations will use DVCPRO P2.

Raycom Media currently owns or operates 49 TV stations in 22 states. Its stations cover more than 12 percent of U.S. television households.

Raycom announced its decision to convert to P2 in May 2005, and two of its stations converted last year. In addition, with its recently completed purchase of Liberty Corp., a station group converting to P2, Raycom inherited seven stations that implemented P2 in 2005.

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