Bitcentral and Ross Video Announce Integration

NEWPORT BEACH, CA. — April 13, 2015 — Bitcentral, a leading provider of tools for media content creation, management, and distribution, announced today that CORE:news™ and its Active Panel™ are now certified with Ross Video’s Inception newsroom computer system (NRCS). The integration enables unified, streamlined and embedded news production all from within Ross Inception.

“Bitcentral’s strategy is to create powerful integrations with a long list of news ecosystem partners,” said Rick Young, vice president and general manager of sales and business development for Bitcentral. “We welcome the chance to work with the team at Ross to deliver a MOS-driven, complete solution for managing, archiving and delivering content to all platforms.”

CORE:news powers a complete end-to-end video production workflow enabling broadcast newsrooms to drive the entire workflow from ingest to editing to playout and to all digital platforms. In this integration, the Inception NRCS caters to modern newsrooms allowing production teams to collaborate with digital media and web groups to create compelling content.

The companies have an existing integration between Bitcentral’s Precis news playout solution and Ross’ OverDrive production control system.

Visit Bitcentral at NAB Show, today through Thursday, to see a live solutions demonstration in booth SU4410.

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!

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!

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.