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Miamis WPLG Turns to Avid for a Comprehensive Newsroom Upgrade

(July 14, 2017)


BURLINGTON, Mass., July 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) a global media technology provider for the creation, distribution and monetization of media assets for media organizations and individual media professionals, today announced that WPLG, a leading ABC affiliate in Miami, has invested in a story-centric news workflow based on Avids comprehensive tools and workflow solutions. Powered by the Avid MediaCentral® Platform, the industrys most open, tightly integrated and efficient platform designed for media, the fully integrated workflow enables WPLGs newsroom and field crews to collaborate seamlessly and incorporate social media content into their broadcasts.

To successfully compete in the dynamic and highly competitive Miami news market, WPLG needed to upgrade its aging news infrastructure. With the rise of user-generated content, it needed a unified workflow that would enable crews to access footage on social media sites?whether theyre in the newsroom or the field. As a member of Avids preeminent customer community for almost a decade, WPLG turned to Avid and the MediaCentral platform to deliver tightly integrated, collaborative workflows.

?Avids offerings give us the seamless two-way flow we need between the newsroom and crews in the field?the ability for crews in the field to access tools at the studio, for the studio to push content to crews in the field, and for crews in the field to select content and pull it to themselves, said Darren Alline, Chief Engineer at WPLG. ?Avid enables all of these different workflows as well as tight integration between our newsroom, production asset management and nonlinear editing systems.

Based on its previous experience with Avids ?rock solid and cost-effective shared storage solutions, WPLG has invested in Avid NEXIS®, the media industrys first and only software-defined storage platform. In addition to the newsrooms editing team, who rely on the industry-standard nonlinear editing system Avid Media Composer®, WPLGs creative services team also uses Avid NEXIS for its Adobe Premiere Pro projects.

Avid MediaCentral | UX, the cloud-based, web front end to the Avid MediaCentral platform, gives WPLG users a unified desktop environment to access media and work on projects, whether theyre using the Avid Interplay | Production asset management system or Avid iNEWS® newsroom system.

WPLG has also engaged Avid Professional Services and Avid Consulting Services to virtualize a large part of its system and train users on all the new functionality of the story-centric workflow. Eliminating the need to have discreet servers for different functions, a virtual environment gives WPLG high availability, high fault tolerance and an easier upgrade path.

?As news production evolves, Avids story-centric workflow gives news broadcasters like WPLG the most advanced tools and workflow solutions to power seamless collaboration between teams, regardless of whether theyre in the studio or on location, said Jeff Rosica, president, Avid. ?With the MediaCentral Platform, WPLG has the tightly integrated and highly efficient newsroom it needs to succeed in Miamis competitive news market.

About Avid

Through Avid Everywhere, Avid delivers the most open and efficient media platform, connecting content creation with collaboration, asset protection, distribution and consumption. Avids preeminent customer community uses Avids comprehensive tools and workflow solutions to create, distribute and monetize the most watched, loved and listened to media in the world?from prestigious and award-winning feature films, to popular television shows, news programs and televised sporting events, and celebrated music recordings and live concerts. With the most flexible deployment and pricing options, Avids industry-leading solutions include Pro Tools®, Media Composer®, Avid NEXIS®, Interplay®, ProSet and RealSet, Maestro, PlayMaker, and Sibelius®. For more information about Avid solutions and services, visit www.avid.com, connect with Avid on FacebookInstagram, Twitter, YouTubeLinkedIn, or subscribe to Avid Blogs.

© 2017 Avid Technology, Inc. All rights reserved. Avid, the Avid logo, Avid Everywhere, Avid NEXIS, iNews, Interplay, Maestro, MediaCentral, Media Composer, PlayMaker, Pro Tools, ProSet, RealSet, and Sibelius are trademarks or registered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. The Interplay name is used with the permission of the Interplay Entertainment Corp. which bears no responsibility for Avid products. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Product features, specifications, system requirements and availability are subject to change without notice.

CONTACT: PR Contact:AvidAmy Paladinoamy.paladino@avid.com+1 617-733-5121Red Lorry Yellow Lorry (Avids PR agency)Josh Paterson  UKTanya Roberts  USAavid@rlyl.com

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