Fisher Communications Expands News Management Systems at KBAK, KBCI and KATU

By Andrew Gauthier 

News on the Seattle-based company’s digital investment from Broadcast Engineering
Fisher Communications in Seattle, WA, is adding Bitcentrals Prcis 4.0 news production and management systems for three of its local broadcast properties. Bitcentral’s newly released 4.0 units have been installed at Fisher Communications-owned KBAK-TV in Bakersfield, CA, and KBCI-TV in Boise, ID. KATU-TV in Portland, OR, is upgrading to Prcis Version 4.0 from its existing Prcis installation.

The new software release allows the three Fisher stations to streamline their fieldcentric workflow and to minimize rendering when ingesting file-based acquisition formats, such as Panasonic’s P2 MXF. The stations will use Prcis to manage the tapeless HD/SD news production workflow from acquisition to air, which includes media management, editing and archiving. Full article…