NEWPORT BEACH, CA – May 7, 2013 – Bitcentral, dedicated to open news delivery and the success of its partners, announced today that Grand Rapids, MI station WZZM went live on the Bitcentral’s Precis™ and Oasis news production, playout, and archive solutions. WZZM is a member of the Gannett Company and the ABC affiliate in Grand Rapids, MI.
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 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.
The workflow goes beyond the newsroom and extends content creation out into the field. 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 WZZM and would like to say congratulations to their staff and thank you for their partnership during the implementation project!