Gannett Broadcasting Announces New Workflow Solution To Power Information Centers Of The Future
McLEAN, VA - Gannett Broadcasting today announced it will integrate The AP's ENPS broadcast production system and BitCentral into Information Center operations at each of its television stations across the USA. ENPS will become the news operating system for all Gannett stations while BitCentral will provide content management and distribution through its Oasis and Precis play-out and asset management system.
A unique process was used to determine vendor selection. A Gannett innovation team consisting of employees from various stations, representing content, production, and technology, began by crafting a shared vision of the workflows needed for the Gannett Information Centers of the future. Those needs were then compared with proposals submitted from a diverse group of vendors to determine who best met the needs of the group's vision. ENPS and BitCentral were the unanimous selections.
"I'm extremely proud of the team and the process they used in determining both the need and the solution," said Dave Lougee, president of Gannett Broadcasting. "The addition of these systems reinforces Gannett stations as the innovative content leaders in their markets. We believe that the combination of ENPS and BitCentral's Oasis and Precis provides our stations with the best workflow systems available. With these additions, our multimedia journalists will be able to deliver better content to any platform, and have the resources of all Gannett properties at their fingertips - at all times."
"ENPS is the premiere newsroom operating system in the world today," said Rob Mennie, vice president/senior news executive. "The integration of ENPS into our Information Centers will provide superb functionality and play a key role in the expansion of multi-platform content development. Producing unique, relevant, and interesting local content is what Gannet stations do best. ENPS will help them do it even better."
"The BitCentral products are very impressive," said Jeff Johnson, vice president of technology. "They'll allow our stations to easily share content seamlessly, giving us the speed and flexibility required today and in the future. We're enthusiastic about our new partnership with BitCentral."