CBS commits to Sony's XDCAM for ENG

CBS's investment will span across its owned and operated stations and exceed $20 million
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Sony's XDCAM professional disc technology

CBS Television is adopting Sony's XDCAM professional disc technology as the ENG platform for CBS News and the CBS owned-and-operated stations.

CBS News plans to be fully operational with the XDCAM system by early 2005. The 16 CBS owned-and-operated stations will convert to XDCAM for ENG beginning in 2006.

CBS's conversion to Sony's optical disc technology is projected to exceed $20 million over the next two years. The network will take delivery of more than 75 XDCAM camcorders and decks, with hundreds of more units to be allocated across the owned-and-operated stations.

This large-scale, long-term commitment to Sony's XDCAM could help CBS's news division and the CBS stations to lower overall total operating costs, while providing an even higher level of service.

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