NVerzion, a leading provider of digital broadcasting and television station automation solutions, today announced that West Virginia Media Group, one of the leading news sources in West Virginia, has again chosen turnkey hardware and software automation solutions from NVerzion to fully automate the acquisition, transmission, near-line storage and sharing of content between their family of stations. Following the successful automation of CBS affiliate WTRF-TV in Wheeling-Steubenville, WV Media has returned to NVerzion to provide a complete package for their NBC affiliate: WBOY-TV in Clarksburg-Morgantown as well as expand their existing NVerzion automation systems at CBS and FOX affiliates: WOWK-TV 13 in Charleston-Huntington and WVNS-TV 59 in Beckley-Bluefield.
As a result of the implementation and configuration of NVerzion’s XPansion distributive asset management applications paired with TeraStore near-line digital storage solutions, WV Media can now freely share and distribute common National content between all stations using a real time FTP process.
“We already had NVerzion automation system running at three of our stations so we knew this last system would complete the total automation standard for WV Media. I had worked with other automation systems during my career but the NVerzion automation system has been the easiest and quickest installation I have integrated to date,” said Bill Galloway, VP – Engineering for West Virginia Media Holdings, “Now with NVerzion on-line at all of our stations the XPansion asset management application and the TeraStore digital storage really fits with our technology and asset management plan.”
Among the solutions, WV Media’s suite of applications included NVerzion’s NControl MC standard master control switcher software package, Ncontrol playlist for WebCasting, an NConvert traffic interface, and NVezion’s NFire pathfire interface. According to Galloway, a key component to the entire installation, was the excellent sales support they received from NVerzion’s NorthEast representative, Henry Lassige of AVEC, who not only helped Galloway determine their requirements, but was also onsite for the duration of the installation.
“NVerzion is fully committed to the broadcast industry and to providing the high level of service, and quality products necessary to help our clients be leaders in their trade," said Reed Haslam, NVerzion’s Director of Sales. "The value of producing content once, and distributing throughout the group as needed, has proven to be an extremely cost-effective resource for these stations. NVerzion has raised the bar for asset management solutions based around the traditional Automation playout solutions.”
The tools installed at each of the WV Media locations will dub, segment, edit and schedule broadcast material while managing video servers, VTRs, master control switchers, multiplexers, character generators, cart machines, storage systems, logo inserter, still stores, routers and more for a clean and powerful broadcast. Each NVerzion component works well as part of an overall turnkey solution, or as a single stand-alone solution.
About West Virginia Media Holdings
Founded in 2001, West Virginia Media Holdings (wvmh.com) owns television stations in each of the state’s four main media markets as well as a weekly newspaper. The group owns WOWK in Huntington, West Virginia, WVNS-TV in Beckley, West Virginia, and WTRF in Wheeling, West Virginia, which are all affiliated with the CBS network, and WBOY in Clarksburg, West Virginia which is affiliated with NBC. WVNS and WTRF also carry Fox on their DTV sub-channels (FOX West Virginia and FOX Ohio Valley, respectively), while WVNS's subchannel carries MyNetworkTV in addition to Fox. It also owns the State Journal weekly newspaper. Starting in August 2008, both WTRF and WBOY will begin carrying ABC programming on their digital subchannel (7.3 and 12.2, respectively; the aforementioned FOX Ohio Valley already occupies 7.2 on WTRF).
NVerzion (nverzion.com) provides the tools that make digital broadcasting and television station automation a proven success. NVerzion offers the latest advancements in broadcasting by controlling the equipment that acquires, and distributes broadcast grade content through its progressive software solutions. Every NVerzion product is designed to take the guesswork out of system implementation by being intuitive and simple to use. And NVerzion backs everything they sell with worldwide training, service and support. Visit the website, or contact sales at: 801-293-8420.