Sinclair Broadcast Group standardizes on Kahuna production switcher

The Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBG) is standardizing on the Snell & Wilcox Kahuna SD/HD multiformat production switcher across its news-producing stations as they transition to HD news production.

SBG, which operates 58 TV stations in the United States, will initially deploy Kahuna switchers at a variety of its stations in Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia.

Kahuna's functions, intuitive layout and DVE effects and transition tools will enable SBG to simplify the production of compelling HD news content. Kahuna's FormatFusion technology will allow Sinclair stations to blend their substantial SD archives seamlessly into HD productions as they transition to HD operations.

FormatFusion enables Kahuna to support simultaneous SD and HD operations in the same mainframe and on the same control panel.

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