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 deliver 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 fourth out of eight metropolitan broadcast facilities integrated by Techtel for the ABC, as they continue the nationwide rollout of ENPS. In addition to metropolitan areas, the rollout continues regionally, with 24 out of 47 regional centers already enjoying the benefits of AP ENPS, and others to follow shortly.