KCRG in Cedar Rapids Begins File-Based HD Update

By Andrew Gauthier 


KCRG-TV, the ABC affiliate in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is installing a file-based high definition content management and distribution platform from Grass Valley that is expected to be operational in September.

The deployment is part of a larger upgrade to KCRG‘s HD infrastructure, which includes plans to build a new HD facility in 2010.


“All of this is part of a plan to go from what we used to be, which was a single-channel, analog, tape-based broadcaster, to a multiplatform digital broadcaster where everything is in HD from acquisition to ingest and playout,” said KCRG vice president and general manager John Phelan. More…