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Blackbird, TownNews Expand to 80 U.S. TV Stations

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MOLINE, Ill. & London—Blackbird plc has announced that TownNews and its Blackbird cloud native video editing platform are now being used by 80 U.S. TV stations for digital news production. The deployments of Blackbird span 35 states. 

Video production teams at the 80 U.S. TV stations use Blackbird collaboratively to remotely access, edit and quickly publish news content to social, web and other digital platforms. When paired with TownNews’ Field59 VMS, the latest news stories can be quickly delivered to viewers using Blackbird’s browser-based cloud native video editing platform.

Blackbird customers include Univision, IMG, Tata Communications, Sky News Arabia, EVS, A+E Networks, Eurovision Sport, BT, NHL, Cheddar News, Riot Games, the U.S Department of State and 80 US TV stations with TownNews, Blackbird said. 

George Winslow

George Winslow is the senior content producer for TV Tech. He has written about the television, media and technology industries for nearly 30 years for such publications as Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News and TV Tech. Over the years, he has edited a number of magazines, including Multichannel News International and World Screen, and moderated panels at such major industry events as NAB and MIP TV. He has published two books and dozens of encyclopedia articles on such subjects as the media, New York City history and economics.