Fresno’s KMPH-TV Automates Newsroom with Digital Broadcast’s NewsBank


Pappas Telecasting Station Expands Its News Coverage with Powerful New Automated Operation

Gainesville, FL, February 12, 2004 – Digital Broadcast, a premier provider of automated newsroom and master control equipment for television broadcast, recently installed its tapeless NewsBank? Automated Newsroom System at KMPH, Fox 26 in Fresno, California.

The system is comprised of a multichannel NewsBank Playout Server, a multichannel NewsBank Ingest Station that also acts as a redundant playout server and a MediaVault? providing over 600 hours of RAID storage. Also included are five NewsEdit? workstations, a NewsEditFX? Workstation and a NewsEdit Portable Workstation for field editing. With Digital Broadcast’s unique NewsEdit editing software, the user can perform I, P or B frame-accurate, long or short GOP MPEG-2 edits as well as frame-accurate native DV edits. Additionally, MPEG-2 material and DV material can be edited together and stored as MPEG-2, DV, or any of several other formats.

The NewsBank system at KMPH also boasts a totally unique new feature resulting from a joint development between Digital Broadcast and Pathfire™. Users can now transfer Pathfire™ DMG? MPEG-2 files over a network directly to Digital Broadcast’s servers and edit stations without requiring any format transcoding in the process. There is no necessity to store DMG files on tape for transferring to the server. Once transferred to Digital Broadcast’s servers, the files may be edited in their native MPEG-2 format and sent directly to air, never suffering the degradation of converting to and from other formats.

A further convenience is NewsBank automatically recording of Fox News feeds directly from satellite onto servers where they are available for editing in their native MPEG-2 format at any of the NewsEdit workstations.

Besides the online archiving provided by NewsBank’s MediaVault, stories may be burned to DVD for convenient off-line archiving.

KMPH’s system also includes an interface to Comprompter’s NewsKing? Electronic Newsroom for complete automation from rundown to playout.

About Digital Broadcast

DIGITAL BROADCAST, headquartered in Gainesville, Florida, offers a premier line of digital editing and automation control products for a broad range of applications within the broadcast television industry, including news editing and playback, ad insertion, infomercials/ local origination and programming. Its MediaFire and NewsBank product lines include frame-accurate, long GOP MPEG-2 and DV editing software, video servers and automated control systems. Additional information can be found at www.digitalbcast.com.

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