Scripps Chooses JVC ProHD Cameras, Recorders and Monitors

As part of the upgrade to HD of all of its television stations, Scripps Television Station Group has chosen JVC ProHD cameras, recorders and monitors. The order includes more than 150 GY-HD250 ProHD camcorders, over 150 BR-HD50sProHD recorder/players, more than 300 DR-HD10060G HD hard disk recorders and roughly 100 DTV monitors.

“Our industry is in the midst of a major technical upgrade to high definition,” said Scripps vice president of engineering Michael Doback. “JVC’s ProHD products enable Scripps stations to provide local news coverage—including remotes—in HD. This is the right solution, at the right time, and at the right price.”

In the fall of last year, the Detroit Scripps ABC affiliate WXYZ switched to local HD news coverage and purchased GY-HD250 cameras. Scripps chose the ProHD line due to its full HD quality and the camera’s shoulder mount form factor. Other appealing features include interchangeable professional broadcast lenses, dual media workflow and a built-in encoder.

“JVC is honored that EW Scripps Television Station Group, a prominent broadcasting company, has chosen to adopt our ProHD technology in its 10 owned-and-operated stations,” said Robert Mueller, executive vice president and chief operating officer, JVC Professional Products Company. “This sale marks an industry first and is a true testament to our technology. Scripps purchase of our ProHD products positions JVC as a major supplier to the broadcast industry. Their adoption of ProHD will confirm the ease of integration from SD to HD for major groups and stations across the country.”

The stations receiving the upgrade include 6 ABC affiliates: KNXV-TV Phoenix, AZ, WFTS-TV Tampa, FL, WMAR-TV Baltimore, MD, WXYZ-TV Detroit, MI, WCPO-TV Cincinnati, OH, WEWS-TV Cleveland, OH, 3 NBC affiliates: WPTV-TV West Palm Beach, FL, WSHB-TV Kansas City, MO, KJRH-TV Tulsa, OK, and one independent station, KMCI-TV Lawrence, KS.