Bitcentral Adds a Dozen Newsrooms to Roster

Aug 16 2011

Top Station Groups and Network Affiliates are Integrating Bitcentral’s Leading Newsroom Workflow and Content Management systems

NEWPORT BEACH, CA – AUGUST 16, 2011 – Bitcentral, dedicated to transforming the way TV news is gathered and shared, announced today that 12 more news operations have gone live with its Precis newsroom workflow system or its Oasis digital content management systems since late spring.

“Bitcentral saw its best sales year ever in 2010 and there have been no signs of our growth abating, with station groups including Hearst, Gannett and Media General continuing to modernize their newsrooms’ systems using our platforms,” said Alex Keighley, vice president, sales, for Bitcentral. “Our engineers have done a masterful job keeping up with the demand. These stations will be well prepared for what will no doubt be a very hectic presidential election news season next year.”

The latest stations to install Bitcentral’s Precis and Oasis newsroom solutions include:

  • Gannett stations KUSA-TV, the Denver NBC affiliate; WTSP-TV, the CBS affiliate in St. Petersburg, Fla.; KARE-TV of Minneapolis, the NBC affiliate; and KTHV-TV, the CBS affiliate in Little Rock, Ark.
  • Hearst stations WISN-TV, the ABC affiliate in Milwaukee; KCCI-TV, the CBS affiliate in Des Moines, Iowa; WDSU-TV, the Hearst station in New Orleans, an NBC affiliate; and WBAL-TV, Baltimore’s NBC affiliate and one of Hearst’s flagship stations
  • WINK-TV, the Ft. Myers Broadcasting Station in Ft. Myers, Fla.
  • KTXS-TV, Abilene, Texas, an ABC affiliate owned by Bonten Media

WNCN-TV, the Media General-owned NBC affiliate in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., recently upgraded its existing Precis software with the latest version.

One of Bitcentral’s latest customers is also its first cable network client. Current TV, the Peabody and Emmy Award-winning television and online network, has installed Oasis in its New York facility. The technology will allow the network to easily share video among producers and sites.

Precis is a scalable, non-proprietary news production solution which integrates with most standard and high-definition cameras, editing systems and other technology in newsrooms today to streamline production processes. Oasis simplifies content sharing among affiliated stations. This solution is an advanced content management and archiving system which extends story package creation out into the field. Journalists using off-the-shelf laptops can pull clips for editing into coverage and send the ready-to-air package to the station using any high-speed Internet connection.