Fox Stations Roll Out Viewer Created Content App

By Kevin Eck 

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Fox Television Stations has partnered with Fresco News to deploy the Fresco Newsroom Tool Suite at some of its owned stations. You’ll remember Fresco from our story about it last month.

Fox-owned stations in New York (WNYW), Los Angeles (KTTV), Philadelphia (WTXF), San Francisco Bay Area (KTVU), Austin (KTBC), Atlanta (WAGA), Houston (KRIV), Phoenix (KSAZ), Tampa (WTVT), Charlotte (WJZY), and Orlando (WOFL) will get the app.

Here how it works, Fox newsroom managers post assignments about breaking news on the app, users shoot stills or video of the news event, upload them, have them vetted and curated by Fresco and sent along to the Fox stations to use in their newscasts. Users get $50 for videos and $20 for photos.

“We’ve been trying to do this the right way for years, but all that was missing were some ambitious 20-somethings and a simple app,” said Fox Television Stations svp of News Operations, Sharri Berg.

Here’s a look at what the assignment screen looks like. The blue dots are anonymous users. “Using panels like this, which are part of the Fresco Newsroom suite,” said Fox. “Fox stations can create assignments, manage previous purchases, set content notification settings, and even access photos and videos submitted throughout wherever our users are in the world.”

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