Bitcentral Announces launch of Media Now – Drag and Drop News Story Sharing

Bitcentral announces MediaNow, a robust ENPS workflow enhancement across its Precis, Oasis and Create product lines that provides the ability to Drag & Drop a story, with video from outside the local TV station.

NEWPORT BEACH, CA – March 7 2012 – Bitcentral, dedicated to transforming the way TV news is gathered and shared, the leader in content sharing, announces its latest innovation: MediaNow – Drag & Drop news story sharing in ENPS. MediaNow, Bitcentral’s new feature that leverages industry standards like MOS (Media Object Server Communications Protocol), simplifies the collaboration process between facilities and networks by allowing newsrooms to securely access and utilize any story within their network with a simple drag & drop. Content moves through the production process to on-air, online or mobile distribution with real-time transfer status reported back to the journalist. MediaNow puts full control in the hands of the newsroom regardless of their location. Stories can be pulled from sister stations within seconds and be ready for the rundown within minutes without picking up the phone or even leaving your desk. The powerful new MediaNow feature seamlessly transcodes all videos ensuring that file formats from disparate systems “play nicely” together throughout the production process. “This is really cool stuff. We are excited to make this functionality available to the journalist we serve every day. Bitcentral remains committed to an open platform and tight integrations with vendor partners. Our MediaNow module brings it to a whole new level by enabling content movement from online sources, to on air or online platforms and with seamless transfer between production facilities,” said Rick Young, VP of Product Strategy at Bitcentral. To learn more about Bitcentral production workflows, MediaNow MOS Redirection, and content movement possibilities, stop by the Bitcentral booth, #SL2405, this April at NAB 2012 in Las Vegas.

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