CNBC Africa Goes Live In Record Time With ENPS

CNBC Africa, the first 24-hour international business channel on the continent, has installed ENPS, the electronic news production system from The Associated Press, in a record-breaking six-weeks.
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CNBC Africa, the first 24-hour international business channel on the continent, has installed ENPS, the electronic news production system from The Associated Press, in a record-breaking six-weeks.

The installation was handled by Inala Broadcast, the authorized distributor for ENPS in the region. CNBC also sourced experienced staff from CNBC Arabiya and CNBC Pakistan to assist the 37-strong CNBC Africa team with the launch.

With ENPS technology at the heart of the station's news production environment, integration is enabled with Pebble Beach Automation, Omneon Video Servers, BDL Autoscript teleprompting system and VizRT real-time on-air Graphics.

"ENPS was selected based on its track record in newsroom systems installations around the world, and the good experience using it in other CNBC channels, such as CNBC Arabiya and CNBC Pakistan," said Hasan R. Sayed Hasan, chief technical officer of CNBC Africa, Arabiya and Pakistan. "In addition to its user-friendliness and ease of management and operation, an important advantage of ENPS is its openness to work with various systems such as automation, graphics, prompting systems, and video servers."

CNBC Africa is owned by Africa Business News Ltd. Its headquarters are in Johannesburg with offices in Cape Town, South Africa; Nairobi, Kenya; and Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria.