NNS Awards Network News Cooperative Contract to Generation Technologies Corp.
NEW YORK, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- NNS has awarded the contract for the Network News Service, domestic news cooperative, to newsroom software pioneer Generation Technologies Corporation. The NNS partnership consists of ABC NewsOne, CBS Newspath, and Fox News Edge. Fifteen regional NNS newsrooms will be responsible for collecting local "generic" news video and breaking news video. Generation Technologies' Newsroom Information Model (NIM) software will link the NNS regional newsrooms, to the main NNS newsroom. The main NNS newsroom will be located at the CBS Broadcast Center in Manhattan. Experienced news producers assigned to the project by each of the three networks will staff NNS. "The NNS alliance will provide local affiliates with the best pictures of news events each day", according to NNS General Manager Alan Suhonen. "NNS will also provide to affiliates quick access to breaking news via the local newsrooms. The originating stations will be protected by local market embargoes." Generation Technologies will use a combination of NIM "n-tier" newsroom technology, Microsoft's NT and Microsoft's SQL replication technologies and will provide the main Fox News Edge, CBS Newspath and ABC NewsOne affiliate newsrooms with full metadata replication. Generation Technologies will be interfacing to NNS's high end Montage video servers. Generation Technologies, located in Overland Park, Kansas, created the first broadcast news system in 1979 and contributes 20 years of experience in newsroom technology. Additional information available via the web www.GenerationTechnologies.com .
SOURCE Generation Technologies Corporation
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