Generation Technologies Selected By Phoenix Communications Group To Distribute Sports News Content

National leader in television sports news leaves satellites for the clouds.

Apr 18, 2013, 10:30 ET from Generation Technologies Corporation

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Generation Technologies Corporation (GTC) announced today that Phoenix Communications Group has selected GTC's NIMxchange® cloud based content distribution network (CDN) to replace its long standing traditional satellite based distribution. Phoenix Communication Group's Sports NewSatellite, better known as "SNS" to sportscasters, will use NIMxchange to distribute fast breaking HD sports to television newsrooms across the nation.  "We are thrilled to be selected by the nation's leading aggregator and distributor of sports news.  Sports are a perfect match for our high definition, fast turnaround network where we deliver every single bit of color and motion exactly as it was shot at the event," says David Cunningham, President of GTC.

Producers at SNS can simply drag and drop stories onto NIMxchange, which automagically normalizes, cross-converts and down-converts the video, and then compresses it into broadcast industry standard h.264 and MPEG-2 allowing SNS affiliates to download content in their native definition and compression formats.  "This partnership with GTC allows us to provide unparalleled support for our customers with timely sports clips and highlights.  It's easy to use and our customers get their content quickly and in the formats they need," said Joe Podesta, President of Phoenix Communications Group.

About Phoenix Communications Group

Founded in 1985, Phoenix Communications Group is a full-service video production and distribution company based in New Jersey. Its SNS service provides up-to-the-minute sports highlights and breaking sports news for hundreds of domestic broadcasters and regional cable sports networks.

About Generation Technologies

Generation Technologies founded broadcast newsroom computer technology in the 1970s. In more recent decades, GTC has led in the distribution of fast breaking news and sports content.  Learn more about Generation Technologies and NIMxchange at

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