One America News Network Taps Integrated Media Technologies, Ross Video
One America News Network, in preparation for its national launch, has chosen Integrated Media Technologies, Inc. (IMT) to design and implement its state-of-the-art national broadcast production operations out of the network’s San Diego headquarters. The network also selected Ross Video’s OverDrive automated production control. The One America News Network, in partnership with The Washington Times, will debut its national cable news network in July, 2013.
“The adoption of OverDrive automated production control and associated Ross product for the launch of One America News highlights the forward-thinking approach Herring Broadcasting has taken,” stated David Ross, CEO Ross Video, “complemented by the high-calibre integration IMT brings to each project, we are anxiously looking forward to the beginning of a very successful and lengthy broadcast news destination”
Robert Herring, Jr. added, “We chose IMT for their solid reputation in the broadcast industry and strong working relationship with key equipment vendors, including Ross Video and Harris Broadcast, amongst others.”
Chan Mahon, EVP of Broadcast Systems at IMT explained, “One America News Network was determined to build one of the finest production studios for its upcoming launch. IMT collaborated with the network’s production team to understand their key objectives and our recommendation of the Overdrive system seemed a perfect fit. Our design focus is around Ross who offers an expansive feature set, ease of use, expandability, reliability and customer support programs. The design for the News production control room includes utilizing the Ross OverDrive solution with Vision Switcher, and XPression CG, while controlling Telemetrics robotics with Panasonic cameras. The fully automated news system will allow One America News Network to provide stunning HD newscasts to their viewers with the flexibility of automation that will provide consistency from show to show.”
Mahon added, “The news control room will feed Herring Broadcast’s master control and satellite uplink facility. In addition, One America News Network will utilize significant amounts of Harris Broadcast systems, including ADC control automation, Platinum routers, Nexio servers for ingest and playout, 64-input HView-SX Hybrid Multiviewer, Inscriber G5 XT production graphics, and a NEXIO Farad high availability storage system. An assortment of test, measurement, and terminal gear representing many of Harris’s top broadcast products will also be deployed.”