ABC selects Avid Technology for transition to digital newsroom

Avid Technology and ABC News have signed a deal to accelerate the transition of ABC’s news operations to an all-digital production environment. The project will start immediately and will involve ABC’s evening news program, World News Tonight and ABC’s affiliate news service, NewsOne.

ABC World News Tonight will use an Avid Unity for News shared media network environment to facilitate the simultaneous ingest, output and edit functions between workgroups.

When combined with multiple Avid NewsCutter systems exchanging media with one another, ABC will have a highly flexible, collaborative workflow that links analog and digital acquisition, editing, newsroom computer systems, graphics, audio, distribution and asset management.

ABC will also use Avid systems for its ‘NewsOne’ service, which digitally feeds packaged news stories and media footage to ABC affiliates around the world.

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