For Immediate Release
Iroquois, ON, Canada– January 25, 2010 - Gray Television, Inc. has entered into a long-term technology partnership with leading HD Production Technology provider Ross Video Ltd. The agreement provides Gray Television with a cost-effective platform enabling local facilities to produce News in High Definition while simultaneously improving operational efficiencies.
Gray Television operates 36 stations in 30 markets with plans to implement OverDrive across the group. Currently OverDrive is installed and on-air at WOWT-TV (Omaha, NE), WCTV-TV (Tallahassee, FL ), and WIFR (Rockford, IL).
"As we approach the next Ross installations at WNDU-DT and KOLO-DT I am confident our viewers will benefit from the enhanced production capabilities a Ross technology solution can provide,” said Jim Ocon, Vice President – Technology, Gray Television Inc. “The OverDrive APC workflow will ensure that these facilities exploit the power of automated production control technology to it's fullest potential while enhancing the quality and efficiency of their control room operations. In addition, Ross Video's technical services and support are the best I have ever seen in this industry. I have asked our stations to fill out report cards on our selected vendors and Ross clearly sets the standard for a professional installation."
“The commitment to OverDrive by such an esteemed broadcaster as Gray Television further strengthens our market-leading position in automated production control” said David Ross, CEO of Ross Video Ltd. “We are especially pleased to see our customers leverage Ross technology to increase efficiency in their organization while taking advantage of new business opportunities during the transition to HD”
With over 110 installations on 5 continents, OverDrive® is the world leader in Automated Production Control (APC) technology. Designed by Ross using the latest Java technologies and an IT-class client/server architecture, OverDrive extends the reach of the operator to include control of video servers, audio mixers, robotic cameras, multiple graphic channels and more. In newsroom applications, the unique LiveLinkTM MOS connection to the newsroom control system (NRCS) provides a seamless production workflow from rundown creation to on-air playout. With OverDrive, users create more sophisticated, cleaner and consistent productions while facilities improve their bottom line with an industry-leading return on investment.
About Gray Television, Inc.
Gray Television, Inc. is a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, GA operating 36 television stations in 30 markets. Each of the stations are affiliated with either CBS (17 stations), NBC (10 stations), ABC (8 stations) or FOX (1 station). In addition, Gray Television currently operates 38 digital second channels including 1 ABC, 4 Fox, 7 CW, 16 MyNetworkTV and 1 Universal Sports Network affiliates plus 8 local news/weather channels and 1 "independent" channel in certain of their existing markets.
About Ross Video
Ross Video designs, manufactures and supports a wide range of innovative products for use in live production applications. Ross’ award winning product line includes Vision, Vision Octane and CrossOver Video Production Switchers, openGear, RossGear and GearLite Terminal Equipment, SoftMetal Video Servers, OverDrive Production Control Systems and XPression Character Generators. Ross products are installed in over 100 countries around the world, where they are used daily by top broadcasters, production companies, sports stadiums, government agencies and houses of worship. News and information are available at www.rossvideo.com.
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