Raycom Media strengthens their long-standing relationship with Bitcentral by announcing the upgrade of all 31 news producing stations to Bitcentral’s Precis™ – the most advanced non-proprietary Newsroom Workflow Solution available today.
NEWPORT BEACH, CA – March 20, 2012 – Bitcentral, dedicated to open news delivery, announced today that Raycom Media Station Group, will upgrade all stations to Bitcentral’s Precis™ 4.0 news production and playout solution.
Raycom is among the Top 20 U.S. station group owners, serving more than 12 percent of the nation’s TV households. With a demand for 24/7 news, Raycom wanted to enhance their existing newsroom system by enabling journalists to break stories faster than ever before and immediately publish to multiple platforms.
Raycom began rolling out Precis across the group back in 2006. Currently 30 out of 31 stations use Precis, with the last station, WXIX in Cincinnati, due to be installed in the first half of this year.
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 the flexibility to choose from world class technology brands, such as Adobe’s Premiere® Pro or Grass Valley’s Edius for full craft editing. AP’s ENPS and Avid’s iNews are tightly integrated allowing for choice among the most popular newsroom computer systems.
The workflow goes beyond the newsroom and extends content creation out into the field. Raycom journalists can see and use all of the station’s content from wherever they are and remotely contribute their packages back to the station.
“Bitcentral systems enable Raycom newsrooms to publish more stories to air and other platforms with the same resources we have already have. Precis enables a better workflow than ever before.” said Dave Folsom, CTO for Raycom Media.
“We have worked very closely with the Raycom team over the years to deliver the workflow they require at a reasonable cost. This major commitment to Bitcentral will ensure this continues for years to come. We are delighted to be Raycom’s newsroom partner,” said Alex Keighley, vice president of sales at Bitcentral.
About Raycom Media
Raycom Media, an employee-owned company, is one of the nation’s largest broadcasters and owns and operates 47 television stations in 36 markets and 18 states, including Hawaii. In addition to television stations, Raycom owns Raycom Sports, a marketing, production and events management and distribution company; Raycom Post, a post production facility; Broadview Media, a post production telecommunications company; and Cable Vantage, a cable advertising sales group.