KTAZ Goes Live with Upgrade to CORE:news™

NEWPORT BEACH, CA – December 16, 2013 – Bitcentral, dedicated to open news delivery and the success of its partners, announced today that Phoenix, AZ station KTAZ went live on CORE:news – a complete production, media management, media sharing and media archiving solution. KTAZ runs programming from the Telemundo network in Phoenix, Arizona and is the NBC Owned Television Stations subsidiary of NBCUniversal.

Since CORE:news is a modular production tool that combines content capture, editing, play out, publishing, collaboration and asset management into one complete system, KTAZ will have the freedom and the tools to achieve more and reach further with their daily news programming.

Their upgrade to CORE:news gives KTAZ a complete News Production tool to “Collaborate” on project-based production including immediate logging and editing access to live and file-based sources, “Originate” unique content with a concise field-based workflow with finished and raw content acquisition via browser or iOS/Android mobile devices, “Reach” further with multi-platform publishing, and “Extend” their capabilities with raw media workflows that provide access to previously hidden and underutilized assets.

Now, everyone in the KTAZ newsroom has access to the same sources no matter the file type (video, audio, images, documents), everyone can participate in the process, everyone can prep content for air and publish everywhere all at the same time.

We’re excited to extend our partnership with KTAZ and would like to say congratulations and thank you to their staff for their partnership during the implementation project!

Hearst Television Selects Oasis™ to Manage and Archive News Content Group Wide

Newport Beach, CA – December 4, 2013 — Hearst Television Inc. has chosen Bitcentral’s Oasis to manage and archive its award winning news product. The announcement was made today by Rick Young, Vice President of Sales and Product Strategy at Bitcentral.

Enabled by Bitcentral’s Wellspring, stories will be automatically safeguarded in the cloud to ensure those assets will be available forever. While maintaining absolute Disaster Recovery security, the journalist, working from any location, has immediate access to all current and archived stories at any given moment.

“Oasis and Wellspring provide the perfect solution for our needs,” said Joe Addalia, Director of Technology Projects at Hearst Television. “We know our valuable news product is safe while providing the professionals in our newsrooms immediate access all from within their newsroom computer systems (ENPS) or even from the field. Content is always secured but, as important, it is always available when news breaks.”

Hearst will complete a corporate wide deployment of Oasis and Wellspring at its more than two dozen news-producing stations by the end of Q1 2014. This is in addition to the already standardized Bitcentral Precis deployment across the Hearst Television group.

“We are thrilled to work with industry news leaders like the team at Hearst,” Young said. “Hearst Television is a technology leader as well as a news leader, and is again guiding the way by deploying a unique architecture that leverages Bitcentral’s hybrid private and public cloud model. It is an honor to be trusted in their award winning newsrooms. Our CORE:news platform with Oasis is changing workflows and enabling collaboration in ways that no other vendor can empower while providing the utmost mission critical reliability that customers like Hearst Television demand.”

Additional information on Bitcentral’s suite of products is available online at es.bitcentral.com, via e-mail at sales@bitcentral.com or by calling (949) 253-9000.

ABOUT HEARST TELEVISION, INC. – Hearst Television, a national multi-media company, owns and operates 29 local television stations and two local radio stations, serving 30 U.S. cities and reaching approximately 18% of U.S. television households. The TV stations broadcast 60 video channels, featuring local and national news, weather, information, sports and entertainment programming, and local community service-oriented programs.

The stations also host and operate digital on-line and mobile platforms that extend the company’s brands and content to local, national and international audiences. Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry’s premier companies, and has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism, industry innovation, and community service. Hearst Televisi11on is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst Corporation. The Company’s Web address is www.hearsttelevision.com.

2013 A Record Breaking Year for Bitcentral’s Oasis

NEWPORT BEACH, CA – September 23, 2013 – Oasis, the media industry’s only solution for comprehensive news archiving, asset management, field-based workflows and collaboration, has reached another major milestone. Over 400,000 stories were moved between news production facilities. Millions more have been securely deposited at 175 locations around the world.

Oasis is built on a flexible industry exclusive hybrid private and public cloud model that enables organizations to leverage the power of access to raw and finished stories and archives with bureaus and partner newsrooms around the world. With simple right from the box readiness, a typical full system launch is possible in just two days. The proven simplicity of the solution allows more locations to go live on a regular basis.

Reaching this year’s milestones is due to many factors. “We have built a solution that journalists love,” said Rick Young, VP of Sales and Product Strategy for Bitcentral. “We deliver all the tools they need, in their hands, from within their familiar newsroom production environment. But, even more than that, we empower them to virtually collaborate from the field on laptops and mobile devices, with other facilities and with partner organizations in methods that just are not available, affordably, in any other way.”

Oasis allows for tight integration with the industry’s leading newsroom computer systems like AP ENPS and Avid iNews. Video, scripts and metadata move in unison throughout the production process. Oasis breaks down production silos by enabling discovery of critical raw, works in progress and finished assets.

For more information on Oasis and all of Bitcentral’s CORE:news modules, send us an email at sales@bitcentral.com or call (949) 253-9000 to speak with our team now.

To see the complete Oasis 2013 sharing infographic click the graphic.

KTVM Upgrades to Precis 4™ and adds Oasis™

NEWPORT BEACH, CA – July 11, 2013 – Bitcentral, dedicated to open news delivery and the success of its partners, announced today that Butte / Bozeman, MT station KTVM went live with their upgraded Bitcentral’s Precis™ news production and playout solution and a brand new implementation of Oasis for archiving, sharing and asset management. KTVM is a member of the Bonten Media Group and the NBC affiliate in Butte / Bozeman, MT.

Bitcentral’s Precis is the most efficient, production system available to news professionals today. Precis brings four channels of playout and unprecedented MOS workflow integration and efficiency to newsrooms. Precis integrates with best-of-breed solutions to meet simultaneous production needs for broadcast, online and mobile with the scalability to meet the ever-growing number of delivery platforms.

Precis customers have flexibility to choose from world-class technology brands, such as Adobe’s Premiere® Pro for full craft editing or Bitcentral’s browser editor Create, which allows newsrooms to do more with the resources they have. AP’s ENPS and Avid’s iNews are tightly integrated allowing for choice among the most popular newsroom computer systems.

Oasis’ sophisticated Asset Management will allow KTVM to automatically archive and share seamlessly and it will grow with their needs. Oasis shares over 6 million news stories annually with that number steadily increasing each year. The flexibility of Oasis has allowed the launch of a new weekly TV news show utilizing shared content and substantially improved the quality of unique content delivered to local markets. Oasis will empower everyone at KTVM to access, share and move stories over existing bandwidth without traditional time-consuming and expensive linear feeds.

Their new workflow goes beyond the newsroom and extends content creation out into the field. KTVM Journalists can see and use all of the station’s content from wherever they are and remotely contribute their packages back to the station.

We’re excited to partner with KTVM and would like to say congratulations and thank you to the staff for their partnership during the implementation project!

NAB 2013 – Bitcentral Unveils New Cloud Distribution Platform for Video Producing Brands and Organizations

Please visit Bitcentral at its NAB 2013 Booth SL 4620 to learn more about how to reach your audience.

NEWPORT BEACH, CA – April 9, 2013 – Bitcentral announces a new open media distribution platform powered by Oasis. This service from Bitcentral enables the world’s leading brands and video producing organizations to reach global editorial decision makers via a powerful cloud-based delivery platform.

Today, Oasis reaches 1,200 media outlets and some 40,000 producers and editorial decision makers around the world.

The service automatically packages video, audio, images, documents and supporting script information into broadcast and multiplatform ready bundles. Content is made available to broadcasters and publishers in a broad array of video types. The following are all supported at launch: SD, HD, NTSC, PAL and multiplatform ready versions.

Rick Young, VP of Sales and Product Strategy says, “We are excited to make our Oasis platform, which is used today by the biggest networks and broadcast groups, available to the world’s best brands and organizations.  Reaching the right audience with the right message is critical for the success of any brand. And for news producers, this service provides a high quality pool of rights-cleared content that is ready to use.”

Flexible pricing options are available making the service perfect for the world’s largest brands and media organizations down to small non-profits looking for a way to reach media decision makers.

Bitcentral at its NAB booth, SL4620, will demonstrate Oasis and will have a team ready to answer any questions about how organizations can reach the largest global audience. Contact Lourdes Bennington at lbennington@bitcentral.com to schedule a meeting.


3 Stations Go Live With Bitcentral in The Last 24 Hours

NEWPORT BEACH, CA – April 3, 2013 – Bitcentral, dedicated to open news delivery and the success of its partners, announced today that 3 stations have gone live in the last 24 hours, one of which is the first installation of their CORE:news production system.

Fred Fourcher, CEO of Bitcentral shares his thoughts about this marathon of stations, “I am excited about all the stations moving to Bitcentral’s news production solutions and today was a record with three stations going live. Today is also special because our first station utilizing our new CORE software went live. CORE combines acquisition, editing, asset management, play out and archiving into a streamlined workflow unlike anything else out there. We enable stations to produce news in ways never before possible while making most of their content across all platforms. Bitcentral is known for streamlined and efficient news production and our new CORE software takes this to an entirely new level. Please come see us at NAB and learn more about what CORE and the Bitcentral suite of products can do for your news organization.”

Of the stations that went live today, the company announced this morning that Evansville, IN station WFIE went live on the Bitcentral’s Precis™ news production and playout solution, adding to that event is Jonesboro, AR station KAIT that went live on Precis™ this afternoon as well. The most exciting news of the day and perfect as the company heads to the NAB trade show in Las Vegas is that the city’s very own station KSNV went live with CORE:news – a complete news production, media management, media sharing and media archiving solution.

Over the next several weeks, look for more in the series of Go-Live events from Bitcentral.

If you find yourself heading to Las Vegas for the NAB excitement, stop by the South Lower Hall, booth SL4620 and see CORE in action. If you would like to schedule an appointment, click here and book it while you can.