Raycom Media is acquiring the BitCentral Précis News Production System for seven of its television stations.
The stations to receive Précis include WMC, Memphis, TN; KSLA, Shreveport, LA; WTOC, Savannah, GA; WAFB, Baton Rouge, LA; KFVS, Cape Girardeau, MO; WECT, Wilmington, NC; and WTOL in Toledo, OH.
The BitCentral Précis will give the stations the ability to upgrade to a file-based news workflow from ingest to air and provide their news teams with the tools to deliver high-quality news quickly to their respective markets. Précis is an integrated solution ingesting multiple analog NTSC sources, such as microwave feeds or SDI sources, into the station’s digital workflow. It also allows the news teams to gather, edit and file stories remotely.
Précis adds end-to-end, redundant digital news management solutions with non-proprietary storage and archiving capabilities.
Raycom Media also is looking at OASIS, a new file-sharing program developed by BitCentral to complement Précis. OASIS enables a dynamic solution to collaborate and share media and complements the Précis News Production System by blending client/server distribution with peer-to-peer distribution.
For more information, visit www.bitcentral.com.