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ITN selects all-digital Avid workflow for ITV, Channel 4 services

UK broadcast news producer ITN has completed the installation of an end-to-end Avid digital workflow to deliver its national news services for ITV, including News At Ten and Channel 4. The system is built around an Interplay nonlinear workflow engine, the iNEWS newsroom control system and the Unity ISIS media network, and will enable ITN to effectively create and supply content for a broad range of platforms including television, Web and mobile phones. ITN will deploy the new digital media solution to streamline the management of its various media assets across a shared network.

The new fully digital workflow features 160TB of storage on a Unity ISIS media network. Avid iNEWS provides the newsroom computer system (NRCS) with more than 40 Avid AirSpeed systems to handle the workflow from ingest to playout controlled by Avid iNEWS Command and more than 100 editing stations, including NewsCutter XP systems and Interplay Assist seats, which provide editing capabilities with desktop video tools for logging, shot selection and review.

Channel 4 News went live on the new system at the end of January 2008, and ITV News went on-air in April 2008.

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