Autocue to power Star News

Autocue has announced that it will provide Star News, India, with a 55-seat QSeries system featuring fully integrated newsroom, media management, browsing and automation capabilities.

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By  Marcus Webb Published  November 3, 2002

Autocue has announced that it will provide Star News, India, with a 55-seat QSeries system featuring fully integrated newsroom, media management, browsing and automation capabilities. The system will be installed in Bombay, Delhi and 21 other remote locations around India. In addition, Star News is also buying 14 Autocue prompting systems that will be connected to the QSeries newsrooms.

The system will also integrate with a high-resolution server and editing system from Quantel and an on-air graphics system from Vizrt to create a seamless working environment for Star News’ journalists, who will be using it to create and broadcast a 24-hour Hindi news service for the subcontinent.

"We have studied every newsroom control system available in the news genre and after detailed evaluation, zeroed in on the system we felt would best help us get the job done," says Vynsley Fernandes, operations director for Star News India. "Autocue combines ease of use with powerful functions, and provides full support for the Indian languages we use. More importantly, its scalable functionality will allow us to upgrade and expand seamlessly in the future."

"We are delighted to welcome Star News to our family of users," adds Ramsay Ismail, Autocue's newsroom systems sales director. "The Star group is a major force in Indian broadcasting, and indeed throughout Asia, and we are proud to have been chosen to help them establish such a prestigious new news service in the region."

Star News is due to go on the air in March 2003.

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