Canadian Broadcasting Corp. selects Avid for major digital newsroom installation

Initial installation will begin over the next few months at TV facilities in Ottawa, Edmonton and Quebec City.

Canadian Broadcasting Corp. (CBC/Radio-Canada) will install Avid Technology's end-to-end digital newsroom environments at three of its 23 television stations.

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CBC/Radio-Canada will improve its production workflow with Avid's AirSpeed system. The system interface with third-party products and share in collaborative environments of any size.

Initially, Avid systems will be installed over the next several months at CBC/Radio-Canada's television facilities in Ottawa, Edmonton and Quebec City. Following these first three implementations, CBC/Radio-Canada plans to convert its largest facility, the Toronto Broadcast Centre, from a tape-based production pipeline to an all-digital end-to-end Avid news production environment.

In this first phase, CBC/Radio-Canada will purchase a comprehensive mix of Avid solutions, including three Avid Unity for News systems with Avid Unity MediaManager, Avid Unity TransferManager and Avid Nearchive; 27 Avid NewsCutter Adrenaline systems; 150 additional licenses of Avid iNEWS newsroom computer systems, and 61 Avid AirSpeed systems, the company’s new video ingest and broadcast playback server.

The AirSpeed system can interface with third-party products to facilitate media storage, management, and sharing in collaborative environments of any size, which will allow CBC/Radio-Canada to improve its production workflow.

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