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Four Ecuadorian Broadcasters Move To AP's ENPS

ENPS bridges news production from the Andes to the Pacific (July 21, 2004)

Four Ecuadorian broadcasters have signed on with ENPS, AP's news production system, The Associated Press announced today.

Teleamazonas Television, TC Television, Gamavision, and Cablevision operate in Ecuador's main metropolitan centers: the capital of Quito, nestled high in the Andes, and the low-lying port city of Guayaquil, along the Guayas River. Using ENPS allows journalists and producers in these two cities to collaborate on news programming and even control broadcast hardware in each location from the other thanks to the Media Object Server (MOS) protocol.

With ENPS, these broadcasters are migrating to a tapeless environment using the world's most advanced news production system. Each integrates ENPS with Thomson Grass Valley's NewsEdit and NewsQPro via the MOS protocol, offering distant teams unparalleled abilities for instant resource sharing. Synchronization of rundowns between ENPS and character generators, still stores and prompters has also been simplified using proven integration capabilities.

"Our base of broadcasters using ENPS in Latin America continues to grow, and unmatched innovation and integration using the MOS protocol are key reasons," said Lee Perryman, AP's Deputy Director, Broadcast Services, and Director of Broadcast Technology. "We're looking ahead and successfully developing tools that meet and exceed the changing needs of broadcasters worldwide."

Designed by and for broadcast journalists, ENPS is a fit for all types of news environments. Powerful, easy-to-use features include management of rundowns, planning, contacts, messaging, news wires, and third-party devices, as well as scriptwriting in almost any language, a fully integrated search engine and remote access capabilities for field staff.

AP provides technology for many of the world's largest and most demanding broadcasters, and ENPS is now used by more than 40,000 reporters, writers, editors and producers in more than 500 newsrooms in 48 countries. AP's systems are installed in more than a third of the world's broadcast newsrooms and the most widely adopted news production systems in television and network newsrooms in the Americas, with more than 45% market share.

About AP
The Associated Press is the world's oldest and largest newsgathering organization, providing text, audio, news photos, graphics, video and technology to more than 15,000 news outlets worldwide. More than 3,300 television stations, radio stations and networks in more than 50 countries use its broadcast news software and systems, including ENPS, AP NewsCenter and AP NewsDesk. AP's broadcast division is based in Washington, D.C.

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