Belo's 16 television, cable news operations and Washington, D.C., bureau are upgrading their news production systems to AP ENPS, giving staff integrated capabilities for getting local news on the air, the Web, mobile devices and social media.
ENPS will unite reporters, writers, editors and producers across all Belo news operations. When ENPS is fully installed, staff in any location will easily be able to collaborate and share stories and ideas with colleagues in Belo newsrooms nationwide. With smartphones, tablets or laptops, Belo staff outside of the newsroom will use the AP ENPS Mobile application to write scripts and control other functions. Replacing paper, the Tablet Story Viewer also will allow anchors to read scripts electronically on the set.
"Agility is key to engaging our viewers today, wherever they are and on whatever devices they use,” said Craig Harper, VP and CTO for Belo, adding that the ENPS news production system will help the media company make that happen.
Belo will be installing ENPS at WFAA-TV in Dallas/Fort Worth; KHOU-TV in Houston; KVUE-TV in Austin, TX; KENS-TV, San Antonio; Texas Cable News; WWL-TV in New Orleans; KING-TV in Seattle; KGW-TV in Portland, OR; KREM-TV in Spokane, WA; KTVB, in Boise, ID; NorthWest Cable News in Seattle; WCNC-TV in Charlotte, NC; WVEC-TV in Norfolk, VA; WHAS-TV in Louisville, KY; KTVK in Phoenix; and KMOV-TV, St. Louis.