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Original Press Release

Allbritton Communications Company Standardizes on JVC PROHD Cameras for ENG, Studio

Press release date: Apr 11, 2011

WAYNE, NJ - JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced that Allbritton Communications Company, based in Arlington, Va., is standardizing on JVC ProHD cameras for studio and ENG work at six of its ABC affiliate stations. The new cameras are part of an overall transition to local HD news production for all stations in the group.

Jim Church, director of technology, said Allbritton began planning to upgrade its facilities to HD two years ago, and spent almost five months researching and testing cameras. "It became evident that we needed to find a new technology partner," Church explained. "We had specific things that we needed from our cameras, we had specific workflows in mind. The image quality was critical. At the end of it all, we only found one vendor. It was JVC."

The station group has purchased 25 studio cameras and 107 ENG cameras, including GY-HM790U and GY-HM750U shoulder-mount models, as well as about 10 compact handheld GY-HM100Us. The cameras are being distributed to WHTM-TV serving Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York, Penn. (DMA #39); WCFT/WJSU/WBMA in Birmingham-Anniston-Tuscaloosa, Ala. (DMA #40); KATV in Little Rock-Pine Bluff, Ark. (DMA #56); KTUL in Tulsa, Okla. (DMA #61); WSET-TV in Roanoke-Lynchburg, Va. (DMA #66); and WCIV in Charleston, S.C. (DMA #98). In its studios, Allbritton will connect its GY-HM790U cameras via fiber, avoiding the need for triax and additional bundled cables

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