Sony and Belo Team to Integrate Content Management and Newsroom Production Systems

Apr 22, 2001, 01:00 ET from Sony Electronics Inc. and Belo Corporation

    LAS VEGAS, April 22 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 (NAB Booth #L11600) -- Sony Electronics today announced that Sony and Belo
 intend to develop a state-of-the-art digital news production and content
 management infrastructure for Belo's television and print properties.  In this
 multi-year project, Belo intends to install up to 18 additional Newsbase(TM)
 video news server systems at its broadcast facilities to join its ground-
 breaking installation at TXCN, Belo's 24-hour regional cable news channel with
 coverage throughout the state of Texas.  In addition, Sony and Belo
 Interactive, Belo's Internet subsidiary, intend to join forces to develop an
 industry-leading digital content management system to archive and share news
 content through all of Belo's media properties.
     (Photo:  NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990804/SNYLOGO)
 
     "Belo is one of the prime examples of a media rich company fully exploring
 the potential of sharing media assets across all its diverse media properties
 -- including television stations, newspapers, and its regional cable news
 channels," said Stephen Jacobs, senior vice president, networked business
 systems for Sony Electronics' Broadcast and Professional Company.  "When
 implemented this system will enable Belo to instantaneously share material
 acquired by one of its stations with its other newsrooms to offer breaking
 news and information to its viewers, readers and users at multiple locations."
     "As envisioned in the first phase of the project, a centrally located Sony
 PetaSite(TM) storage library will link to each station's video news server to
 store and exchange content.  During 2001, Belo intends to install Newsbase
 video news server systems at its Texas television stations: WFAA-TV in Dallas,
 KHOU-TV in Houston, KVUE-TV in Austin, and KENS-TV in San Antonio.
     "Belo is looking forward to working with Sony to develop the full
 potential of a robust digital content production and asset management
 architecture," said Jon Roe, Belo's vice president/chief technology officer.
 "Once complete, the system will allow us to leverage content produced by any
 of Belo's media properties nationwide."
 
     Sony Electronics' Broadcast and Professional Company (BPC) provides
 advanced products and systems for a variety of professional and broadcast
 markets, including production, corporate, industrial, government, security,
 medical and education.  Sony offers a variety of digital products and systems
 designed to facilitate the transition to digital technologies and the emerging
 broadband network era.  Sony products, systems and services include those for
 broadcast acquisition, production, storage, data management, system
 integration, digital imaging, digital printing, large and small venue display,
 and projection needs.  Sony Electronics recorded annual sales approaching
 $14 billion in the fiscal year that ended March 31, 2001.
 
     Note: For press releases and digital images, please visit
 www.sony.com/news and www.sony.com/professional for customer product
 information.  More information regarding the nearest Sony authorized dealer or
 service location is available by calling 1-800-686-SONY.
 
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    LAS VEGAS, April 22 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 (NAB Booth #L11600) -- Sony Electronics today announced that Sony and Belo
 intend to develop a state-of-the-art digital news production and content
 management infrastructure for Belo's television and print properties.  In this
 multi-year project, Belo intends to install up to 18 additional Newsbase(TM)
 video news server systems at its broadcast facilities to join its ground-
 breaking installation at TXCN, Belo's 24-hour regional cable news channel with
 coverage throughout the state of Texas.  In addition, Sony and Belo
 Interactive, Belo's Internet subsidiary, intend to join forces to develop an
 industry-leading digital content management system to archive and share news
 content through all of Belo's media properties.
     (Photo:  NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990804/SNYLOGO)
 
     "Belo is one of the prime examples of a media rich company fully exploring
 the potential of sharing media assets across all its diverse media properties
 -- including television stations, newspapers, and its regional cable news
 channels," said Stephen Jacobs, senior vice president, networked business
 systems for Sony Electronics' Broadcast and Professional Company.  "When
 implemented this system will enable Belo to instantaneously share material
 acquired by one of its stations with its other newsrooms to offer breaking
 news and information to its viewers, readers and users at multiple locations."
     "As envisioned in the first phase of the project, a centrally located Sony
 PetaSite(TM) storage library will link to each station's video news server to
 store and exchange content.  During 2001, Belo intends to install Newsbase
 video news server systems at its Texas television stations: WFAA-TV in Dallas,
 KHOU-TV in Houston, KVUE-TV in Austin, and KENS-TV in San Antonio.
     "Belo is looking forward to working with Sony to develop the full
 potential of a robust digital content production and asset management
 architecture," said Jon Roe, Belo's vice president/chief technology officer.
 "Once complete, the system will allow us to leverage content produced by any
 of Belo's media properties nationwide."
 
     Sony Electronics' Broadcast and Professional Company (BPC) provides
 advanced products and systems for a variety of professional and broadcast
 markets, including production, corporate, industrial, government, security,
 medical and education.  Sony offers a variety of digital products and systems
 designed to facilitate the transition to digital technologies and the emerging
 broadband network era.  Sony products, systems and services include those for
 broadcast acquisition, production, storage, data management, system
 integration, digital imaging, digital printing, large and small venue display,
 and projection needs.  Sony Electronics recorded annual sales approaching
 $14 billion in the fiscal year that ended March 31, 2001.
 
     Note: For press releases and digital images, please visit
 www.sony.com/news and www.sony.com/professional for customer product
 information.  More information regarding the nearest Sony authorized dealer or
 service location is available by calling 1-800-686-SONY.
 
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