April 5, 2010
AP ENPS tapped for Gannett Broadcasting newsroom system upgrade
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Associated Press announced today that Gannett Broadcasting’s television stations will replace their current newsroom computer systems with ENPS. One of the largest ENPS station groups with more than 2,100 users in 19 information centers reaching over 20 million U.S. households, Gannett will rank among the top five global installations.
ENPS-managed editorial workflow incorporating tight integration with related production technologies will allow Gannett’s geographically-dispersed news staff, working from stations, from home, from the field, or on mobile devices, to share resources and participate in production processes.
“ENPS is the one screen through which our journalists will access all types of content, collaboration, and production tools,” said Rob Mennie, Gannett’s vice president/senior news executive. “As we work harder to build on our unique competitive advantages, there’s great excitement about how it will help drive the production processes, interface with other strategic systems, enable enterprise content sharing, and reduce dependencies on non-standard or proprietary components.”
Deployment of ENPS will begin in June at WTLV-TV/WJXX-TV, Jacksonville, and KSDK-TV, St. Louis, and will follow at all other Gannett stations during 2010 and 2011. The system will also link KARE-TV, Minneapolis; KPNX-TV, Phoenix; KTHV-TV, Little Rock; KUSA-TV, Denver; KXTV-TV, Sacramento; WBIR-TV, Knoxville; WCSH-TV, Portland; WFMY-TV, Greensboro; WGRZ-TV, Buffalo; WKYC-TV, Cleveland; WLBZ-TV, Bangor; WLTX-TV, Columbia; WMAZ-TV, Macon; WTSP-TV, Tampa; WUSA-TV, Washington; WXIA-TV, Atlanta; and WZZM-TV, Grand Rapids.
“We’re thrilled that Gannett has chosen us to be such an integral part of all of their newsrooms,” said Lee Perryman, AP’s director of broadcast technology. ”Leveraging ENPS will mean real production efficiencies and underscores our continued commitment to delivering the most feature-rich, most flexible, and most integrated solution for multimedia broadcast newsrooms worldwide.”
At this year’s NAB Show hosted by the National Association of Broadcasters, more than 85,000 audio, video and film content professionals will have the opportunity to check out ENPS and other AP products, including services tailored for broadcast, online, mobile and connected television, at AP booth no. SU2002 in the South Upper Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center, where the news cooperative will introduce new Twitter and YouTube integration for ENPS. Additionally, 25 broadcast system vendors are confirmed to showcase ENPS capabilities at their respective booths at the trade event, which runs from Saturday, April 10 through Thursday, April 15.
An integral part of 785 newsrooms in 60 countries, ENPS is at work in almost half of the television and network newsrooms in the United States and is the most widely adopted new news production system in the world. More than 60,000 reporters, writers, editors and producers use the system for news and sports programming production for local stations, broadcast and cable networks, the Internet, and mobile devices.
Powerful, easy-to-use features include scripting, program line-ups, planning, contacts, messaging, archiving, news wire management, remote access capabilities for off-site staff, and the industry's only fully-integrated search engine. It also uses its own tightly-integrated resilience capabilities, guaranteeing full-time hot backup of mission-critical systems.
AP's ongoing development efforts promote open standards, including the Media Object Server (MOS) protocol, for communication with and integration of video and audio servers, desktop audio and video browsers and editors, character generators, still stores and other news production equipment. More than 100 broadcast equipment manufacturers and solution providers support MOS and have development relationships with AP’s ENPS team.
About Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an international news and information company operating on multiple platforms including the Internet, mobile, newspapers, magazines and TV stations. Gannett is an Internet leader with hundreds of newspaper and TV Web sites; CareerBuilder.com, the nation's top employment site; USATODAY.com; and more than 80 local MomsLikeMe.com sites. Gannett publishes 83 daily U.S. newspapers, including USA TODAY, the nation's largest-selling daily newspaper, and more than 650 magazines and other non-dailies including USA WEEKEND. Gannett also operates 23 television stations in 19 U.S. markets. Gannett subsidiary Newsquest is the United Kingdom's second largest regional newspaper company with 17 daily paid-for titles, more than 200 weekly newspapers, magazines and trade publications, and a network of Web sites. www.gannett.com
ENPS is the world’s most popular new broadcast news production system, licensed for use in nearly 800 TV, radio and network newsrooms by more than 60,000 reporters, editors and producers in 60 countries. ENPS is part of more than 40% of the world's television and network newsrooms, with an almost 50% market share in the U.S. Because AP is not allied with any one hardware vendor, users of AP systems are able to take advantage of best-fit solutions for external systems.
About The AP
The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day, more than half the world’s population sees news from AP. On the Net: www.ap.org
For more information about this release and ENPS, please contact:
Linden Alschuler & Kaplan
T: (+1) 212 899 4743
Gannett Media Relations:
Vice President of Corporate Communications
T: (+1) 703 854 6049