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Gray Television equips 21 stations with P2 HD for ENG

Gray Television in Atlanta has purchased Panasonic P2 HD equipment to address the electronic newsgathering (ENG) requirements of 21 of its stations, the broadcast equipment vendor said at NAB2008 last week.

The purchase includes AG-HPX500 and AG-HVX200 P2 HD camcorders, AJ-HPM110 P2 Mobile and AG-HPG10 P2 Gear recorders and AJ-PCD20 P2 card drives.

Gray Television currently operates three dozen TV stations serving 30 markets. The stations are affiliated with CBS, NBC, ABC or FOX. The broadcast group began shooting news with the P2 HD camcorders at several of its stations last year and saw improvements in image quality and workflow, said Gray Television President Robert Prather.

The Gray stations that have equipped or are slated to equip their ENG crews with P2 HD gear include:

  • KAKE, the ABC affiliate in Wichita, KS
  • KKCO, the NBC affiliate in Grand Junction, CO
  • KKTV, the CBS affiliate in Colorado Springs, CO
  • KOLN, the CBS affiliate in Lincoln, NE
  • WBKO, the ABC affiliate in Bowling Green, KY
  • WCAV, the CBS affiliate in Charlottesville, VA
  • WCTV, the CBS affiliate in Tallahassee, FL
  • WEAU, the NBC affiliate in Eau Claire, WI
  • WHSV, the ABC affiliate in Harrisonburg, VA
  • WIFR, the CBS affiliate in Rockford, IL
  • WILX, the NBC affiliate in East Lansing, MI
  • WJHG, the NBC affiliate in Panama City, FL
  • WMTV, the NBC affiliate in Madison, WI
  • WOWT, the NBC affiliate in Omaha, NE
  • WRDW, the CBS affiliate in North Augusta, SC
  • WSAW, the CBS affiliate in Wausau, WI
  • WSAZ, the NBC affiliate in Huntington, WV
  • WTAP, the NBC affiliate in Parkersburg, WV
  • WTOK, the ABC affiliate in Meridian, MS
  • WTVY, the CBS affiliate in Dothan, AL
  • WYMT, the CBS affiliate in Hazard, KY

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