Wednesday, May 03, 2023, Newport Beach, CA
Bitcentral, the provider of award-winning efficient media workflows for broadcast and digital video, today announces that The Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas (BCB), a government-run station, chose Bitcentral’s industry-leading Core News suite to create a fully redundant system that streamlines operations with more enhanced technological capabilities. This is the latest step forward in a flourishing relationship.
The partnership between Bitcentral and The BCB began in 2019, which saw Bitcentral work on one of the station locations, in Freeport. The BCB contacted Bitcentral again following Prime Minister Philip Davis’ visit to the Nassau station in 2022. He found that the system could not provide the best broadcasting service and wanted the earlier success in Freeport to be replicated. As a result, Bitcentral was immediately brought in to provide the tools to take all its broadcasting to the next level.
To make this possible, Bitcentral integrated its Core News suite, which includes the modules Precis, Create, and Oasis, into the station in October 2022. Through Core News, the BCB benefits from redundant playback for its play-to-air channels, a separate server, and separate playlists for each channel. In addition, Core News is also used for audio playback for the radio broadcasting component of the station Zephyr Nassau Sunshine (ZNS).
The BCB benefits from the following Core News capabilities:
Precis: A reliable news production system that offers flexible, reliable, and efficient media workflows compatible with third-party news automation systems, making mixing and matching video attachments with stories inside simple.
Create: Enhancing the collaboration process, Create distributes content simultaneously across all multi-distribution channels faster with greater efficiency, allowing anyone at an organization to log, edit, collaborate, and publish videos.