NEWPORT BEACH, CA – September 12, 2013 – Bitcentral, dedicated to open news delivery and the success of its partners, announced today that Huntsville, AL station WAAY has gone live on Bitcentral’s Precis™ and Oasis™ news production, playout, and archive solutions. WAAY is a member of Calkins Media and the ABC affiliate in Huntsville, AL.
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. Associated Press’ ENPS and Avid’s iNews are tightly integrated allowing for choice among the most popular newsroom computer systems.
Oasis’ sophisticated Asset Management will allow WAAY 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 WFMY 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. WAAY 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 WAAY and would like to say congratulations and thank you to the staff for their partnership during the implementation project!