Cordillera selects Harris for centralization and automation

Independent station group Cordillera Communications, owner of 11 U.S. television stations, has selected automation products from Harris to facilitate a centralization project in Montana and for stations in California and Colorado.

In an attempt to increase operational efficiency among the three stations, Cordillera is establishing a central hub at KXLF-TV, a full-power station in Butte, MT. At the hub, content will be ingested, prepared and distributed to another full-power station, KBZK-TV in Bozeman, MT, and a low-power station, KXLH-TV in Helena, MT. Harris will provide ADC playout automation, digital ingest and satellite ingest solutions.

At KOAA-TV in Colorado Springs, CO, Harris will upgrade an existing ADC system to automate playout of an independent weather channel that is operated by the station as well as regular programming. The upgraded ADC system is being configured so that Cordillera can add new revenue streams in the future.

At KSBY-TV in San Luis Obispo, CA, Cordillera has selected Harris to provide a new ADC-100 system and to provide on-site installation and training.

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