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ENPS increases market share among broadcast newsrooms

Executives with the Associated Press’ Washington, D.C.-based broadcast division announced that 30 new U.S. stations have selected its Electronic News Production System (ENPS) as their computer newsroom production system of choice. They join 500 others using the ENPS system, which is now used by more than 43,000 reporters, writers, editors and producers in 42 countries, according to the AP.

The latest additions to the U.S. broadcast list include three ABC television network affiliates, five CBS affiliates, a dozen NBC affiliates, two PBS affiliates and three cable Channels, the company said.

Some of the station groups are using ENPS to create multi-station enterprises. With the addition of KHNL-TV, Honolulu, Hawaii, WECT-TV, Wilmington, N.C., and WPBN-TV/WTOM-TV Traverse City, Mich., a total of 20 Raycom Media stations are now connected with ENPS. Hearst-Argyle Television has linked WGAL-TV, Lancaster, Pa., to its nationwide 22-site "virtual newsroom;" Media General Broadcast Group has installed its third ENPS system at WCBD-TV, Charleston, S.C.; and KMTV-TV, Omaha, Neb., is the 12th EMMIS station using it.

In addition, Time Warner Cable has committed to the ENPS for its newest 24-hour cable news operations in Houston and San Antonio, Tex., as well as its new Spanish news channel in New York City. ENPS is now part of eight Time Warner news and sports channels.

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