Allbritton ABC affiliates expand NewsFlow with VT Media Archive Library

Video Technics will add its LTO-4-based news archive.
KATV is using Video Technics’ NewsFlow for its news content.

Allbritton’s ABC affiliates KATV, in Little Rock, AR, and KTUL, Tulsa, OK, have chosen the Video Technics VT Media Archive Library solution to expand their existing NewsFlow ingest, edit and playout systems. Allbritton owns and operates network-affiliated TV stations serving seven U.S. markets, along with a 24-hour cable news channel.

Last year, KATV and KTUL each went on the air with twin end-to-end NewsFlow solutions for news (via ENPS) and master control (via Sundance), which incorporated four Apella LCS Media Servers, VT Proxy Browser embedded in AP ENPS, 6TB of RAID-protected NAS and a dedicated VT Media Exchange Server (VTMX) for network file transfers of satellite feeds and Pathfire content.

The recently commissioned VT Media Archive Library at KTUL features Qualstar’s BQ20/44, which combines a server with its RLS-series robotic tape library. This 7RU scalable archive solution stores content on a combination of 2TB of hard disk space and barcoded LTO-4 tape cartridges, which can be removed, but still managed by VT’s built-in asset management software.

KTUL generates about 100GB of news content per week, all of which can be archived indefinitely. With the new VT Media Archive Library, the station can store more than 15TB of archived media available from the desktop.

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