Quebec Station Goes Digital With Avid

TVA-Chem, a Le Groupe TVA-owned and operated station, purchased and installed Avid's end-to-end digital broadcast systems for news production and dissemination. The station, located in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, is the first Le Groupe TVA regional station to convert to a digital newsroom system following TVA's decision earlier this year to use Avid equipment for news production for its entire network. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The system chosen by TVA-Chem consists of Avid Unity LANShare EX for News shared storage system with TransferManager and MediaManager software, Avid NewsCutter XP systems and NewsCutter Adrenaline FX nonlinear news editing systems. Avid CountDown software and Avid AirSpace video servers for play-out are included, as well. The station will use the systems to produce its daily regional newscasts and feed news items to TVA network headquarters in Montreal.