October 17, 2011
Indiaís first national HD news channel deploys ENPS, APís world-leading news production system
LONDON - India’s first national high-definition news channel, News Express, has deployed the Associated Press ENPS news production system. The first site went live at the News Express headquarters in Noida, Uttar Pradesh and is part of a planned network of the channel’s sites to install ENPS across India.
News Express is being deployed with the latest production version of ENPS, which has full support for social media integration. A Quantel production system, an Omnibus automation and playout and VizRT graphics system have also been installed and integrated.
ENPS Regional Sales Manager Keisuke Kayaba said: “ENPS has now been installed in more newsrooms than any other news production system in the world. The Indian installations alone now number over 26. India is still a rapidly growing broadcast market and customers in the region are ambitious, dynamic and demand high standards in technology.”
News Express Channel Head Mukesh Kumar said: “We are particularly impressed by ENPS’s ease of use, stability and the seamless integration it provides with third-party systems. The regular upgrades to ENPS will help to keep us up to date with the latest technology and trends in delivering news.”
The Noida site also encompasses space for the company’s broadcast news training academy. Journalism graduates will get hands-on experience in 21st Century news production and learn how ENPS gives them access and control to information and media through one user interface.
The ENPS business in India is managed by the authorised ENPS distributor in India, Shaf Broadcast Pvt Ltd. AP has been working with Shaf Broadcast in India for more than 10 years. This relationship began with the first digital newsroom in India at Sahara TV. As an HD News operation News Express is another first. Shaf Broadcast has unparalleled expertise in installing, training and supporting ENPS in India.
ENPS is the world’s most advanced, reliable and widely-used news production system, with leading market share and used by more than 60,000 reporters, writers, editors and producers in 800 newsrooms in 60 countries.
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