KTKA-TV Upgrades to Digital Broadcast MediaFire

GAINESVILLE, FL, January 5, 2009- Digital Broadcast announced that KTKA-TV, Topeka, KS recently installed Digital Broadcast MediaFire Automated Master Control System with the ability to air HD as well as SD content. The MediaFire system includes automation control of the station’s router, switcher and satellite system.

“KTKA needed to expand their operations and Digital Broadcast provided an economical and effective automation solution and they are fully integrated with our servers.” said Chief Engineer Tom Petty. Digital Broadcast’s direct interface with Pathfire, DG FastChannel and Vyvx media delivery services saves the station a considerable amount of labor and time by eliminating tedious processing of syndicated programming.

With Digital Broadcast’s Pathfire interface, HD and/or SD programming received via satellite into the Pathfire server is automatically transferred to the MediaFire Playout server, ready to air. No format conversion or program timing is required. Syndication can be specified to be prepared with no barter, single barter or double barter. Once these rules are set in the Asset Management software, this syndicated program will be prepared in the same manner until told differently.

About Digital Broadcast

Digital Broadcast, Inc., 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. MediaFire and NewsBank product lines include frame-accurate, long GOP MPEG-2 and DV editing software, video servers and automated control systems.

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