(Sydney, Australia, 5 June 2018) Australian broadcast systems integrator, Techtel, is pleased to announce that The Australian Broadcast Corporation’s (“ABC”) Sydney facility went live over the past week with ENPS by the Associated Press as a part of the nation-wide News Room Computer System upgrade.
This comes as the latest step of a multi-year project - integrated, commissioned and supported by Techtel, which includes over 50 broadcast sites – covering both TV and Radio news in regional and metropolitan areas. The Sydney Go-Live event began live 2 weeks ago with Radio National, followed by Radio news, and finally TV news. ABC Sydney broadcasts some of Australia’s most watched news reports such as 7pm News, 7.30 Report and the ABC News Channel.
AP’s news production system, ENPS, is already deployed by leading news companies worldwide, and is designed to help journalists find, create and collaborate via a story-centric workflow, delivering content reliably and effectively.
The new ENPS system integrates with ABC’s existing technology including Viz graphics, CueScript prompters, Grass Valley video production and playout, Netia radio production and playout, and studio automation by Mosart. The entire commissioning process was seamless as Techtel worked with the ABC to create unique workflows to exchange news content between ENPS and the legacy NRCS platform during the transition period.
“At Techtel, our aim is to make the integration process simple for our customers by providing all the services they need for any broadcast project, choosing the perfect fit from a wide range of renowned technology partners”, said Mal Chandler, Techtel CEO. “I am confident that AP’s ENPS will delivery world class performance in today’s multiplatform newsrooms that leading broadcasters like ABC have come to expect”.
The commissioning of TV News in Sydney marks the 4th out of 8 metropolitan broadcast facilities integrated by Techtel for the ABC, as they continue the nationwide rollout of ENPS. In addition to metropolitan areas, the roll out continues regionally – with 24 out of 47 regional centres already enjoying the benefits of AP’s ENPS, and others to follow shortly.