NTC Gets ESPN's Bristol Project

ESPN has named National TeleConsultants (NTC) the project manager for its Bristol, CT digital conversion project, which will convert the network's infrastructure to a fully digital, server-based system. NTC is in charge of developing the system's architecture, evaluation of technologies and vendors, and development and implementation of both a pilot system and a fully functional operational system. The new system will allow realtime recording of programming, simultaneous editing at hundreds of workstations, browsing of complete programs or selected highlights, play-to-air of multiple program streams, and archiving of material for potential reuse. The asset management system will be scalable to accommodate up to one million hours of material in the fully deployed solution.