Bitcentral Launches Central Control


Bitcentral Announces the Launch of Central Control: An Advanced Suite of Master Control and Automation Software Tools

Newport Beach, CA (September 1, 2015): Bitcentral is proud to announce the release of Central Control, a master control, television station automation, and modular broadcast management system that operates locally or remotely to perform a wide range of ingest and playout functions. Central Control is managed by an enterprise class master control and management module that can adapt to the needs of hub and spoke, hybrid or localized media playout environments. With this release, Bitcentral has the capability to provide television and news producing stations across all market sizes a full station solution when combined with Bitcentral’s CORE:news.

This suite of compatible products enable users to import, create, and edit playlists; manage and monitor multiple channels of programming; and perform a host of on-air functions in real time. Realizing that modern master control systems must constantly evolve to meet the needs of a rapidly changing market, Bitcentral engineers designed Central Control to perform a range of highly scalable functions and grow with a station’s needs. “We are moving towards our goal in combining news and master control to help our customers produce their content within a sweet-spot of rich features and capabilities but reduced complexity that cuts operational costs and maximizes their existing resources,” said Fred Fourcher, CEO of Bitcentral.

From its corporate headquarters in Newport Beach, California, Bitcentral supports international offices in Mexico and Argentina. This global purview allows the company to design equipment and applications with universal appeal. “Central Control scales from the smallest to largest markets in the US, and it allows us to effectively enable the most cost conscious markets in Latin America as well,” said Michael Petersen, VP of Product for Bitcentral. “This is the first step in truly converging news and master control, and we know we can fulfill the needs of any market with our product applications.” Bitcentral’s Central Control system is now available for sale both domestically and abroad. Bitcentral backs its systems with 24/7/365 support from a team of skilled and knowledgeable industry professionals located in its Newport Beach, CA headquarters.

Whether you operate in a highly localized, multi-channel environment or demand a streamlined centralized configuration, Bitcentral’s Central Control solution will grow with each broadcast organization and adapt to the ever-evolving needs of a master control operation. For more information on Central Control and Bitcentral’s suite of news products, call 949.253.9000 or email today.

WTTG Goes Live with CORE:news™

NEWPORT BEACH, CA – June 20, 2014 – Bitcentral, dedicated to open news production, management and delivery, announced today that Washington, DC station WTTG went live on Bitcentral CORE:news – a complete news production, media management, media sharing and archiving solution.

CORE:news is a modular production tool that combines content capture, editing, play out, publishing, collaboration and asset management into one complete system. Fox 46 will have the freedom and the tools to achieve more and reach further with their daily news programming.

CORE:news is 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 raw and finished content field-based workflow, “Reach” further with multi-platform publishing, and “Extend” their capabilities with raw media workflows that provide access to typically hidden and underutilized assets.

We’re excited partner with WTTG and would like to say Happy New Year, congratulations and thank you to their staff for their partnership throughout the implementation process!

KSL, Adobe Creative Suite & Bitcentral


Adobe® is the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions delivering tools and services that empower its customers to create groundbreaking digital content, deploy it across media and devices, measure and optimize it over time, and achieve greater business success.

“The number one factor that led us to choose Adobe Creative Suite 6 Production Premium was the integration with our Bitcentral broadcast server playout system,” says Scott Jones, production services and logistics director for KSL.

The Broadcast market has changed dramatically over the years and Adobe has been there to support us all in the process. At Bitcentral we greatly value our partnership with our customers as well as the workflow enabling advantages that our Adobe Partnership allows us to provide.

Have you seen the Adobe released case study with Salt Lake City, UT broadcaster KSL? You can view the document here. To see all Adobe published Case Studies for the Broadcast market, click here.

Bitcentral Demonstrates CORE Creative Collaboration for Multi-Platform Workflows

See Bitcentral’s CORE:news platform at the 2013 NAB Show, Booth SL4620

NEWPORT BEACH, CA – April 2, 2013 – Bitcentral, a leading provider of tools for media content creation, management, and distribution, announced that its revolutionary CORE:news is designed for today’s biggest newsroom challenge: managing pools of media assets of all types to develop multiple versions of news stories for fast delivery across multiple platforms.

Next week, at the 2013 NAB Show, from April 8-11 in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Bitcentral will demonstrate how CORE:news gives news teams and station groups all of the tools necessary for creative collaboration—including video ingest, logging, content sharing, editing, asset management, and playlist or rundown-driven playout—in one integrated, efficient, unified production environment.

“CORE:news understands and supports today’s file-based, multi-platform TV news workflow,” says Fred Fourcher, Founder and CEO of Bitcentral, “Anyone on the team—whether they working at a desk or out in the field—can focus on what they want to do and create, not the underlying technical processes that make it happen. This means they can work intuitively and truly collaborate with each other in an unprecedented way.”

Since CORE:news is Project-Centric, media assets and projects flow smoothly through this logical, efficient end-to-end workflow. This maximizes the most valuable TV news resource—time. There are many ways that CORE:news saves news professionals time and drives more content to more platforms including:

  • Live feeds that can be scheduled in advance and journalists can start viewing, logging, and speed cutting that live footage—even push it to air—while the event is still unfolding
  • All story components—notes, logs, metadata, raw video, rough cuts, and more—can easily be versioned and repurposed
  • Remote and field-based workflows enabled by laptops, tablets, iOS or Android devices and cloud-powered configurations break down workflow barriers previously experienced by remote journalists
  • Capture, Create, Publish and Manage assets and projects with ease, never worrying if you’re using the right type of file format, video codec, media player, or other technical issue that used to hamper productivity
  • Enhanced and robust support for MOS (Media Object Server) framework ensures seamless integration with the most popular newsroom computer systems and production control room equipment

At the 2013 NAB Show, top Bitcentral executives including John King, Vice President of Engineering Services, and Rick Young, Vice President of Product Strategy will demonstrate CORE:news’ features and benefits in the theater at the center of its booth, SL4620, with presentations running at regular intervals during each of the exhibit days. To schedule a personalized demonstration, please complete our online form, or send an email to Lourdes Bennington at Let us show you how CORE:news can be a valuable asset to your particular news workflow.