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Pinnacles Digital News Solutions Set to Go On Air in Europe

Workflow and open architecture top choice for news production in Europe (September 21, 2004)

Pinnacle Systems, Inc., a leader in graphics and news, announced today that it received new orders for its Vortex News solutions from several European broadcasters. The orders, totalling in excess of $4 million (U.S.) include Vortex networked news systems destined for TF1 in France, NTN in Ukraine, Mostra TV in Belgium and Pro7Sat1 Production (formerly SZM) in Germany.

Richard Scott, Vice President Sales EMEA of Pinnacle Systems said, "Pinnacle's networked workflow for news offers dramatic improvements for productivity and capability in today's all-digital broadcast news environment. By connecting the entire production process from ingest, editing, graphics and playout and all of the personnel involved, Pinnacle is enabling broadcasters to get news to air faster and with very high quality. Broadcasters of all sizes are turning to Pinnacle to seamlessly interconnect operations and third party systems as they modernise their news environment."

Recent orders include: Pro7Sat1 Production (formerly SZM) in Munich is set to go on-air with a Vortex networked news system featuring Pinnacle Liquid editing and DVEXCEL. Mostra TV, an independent facility in Belgium that provides coverage of the European Union Commission, has ordered a Vortex networked news system. NTN, a new private channel based in Kiev, Ukraine has ordered a Vortex networked news system. TF1 in France has ordered Pinnacle Vortex networked news including the new SportsLogger system to support its coverage of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

About Pinnacle Systems
Pinnacle Systems provides broadcasters and consumers with cutting-edge digital media creation, storage, and play-back solutions for use at Home, in the Studio and on the Air. Pinnacle Systems' award winning digital media solutions are in use around the world for broadcast, video and audio editing, DVD and CDR authoring and on the Internet. A recognised industry leader, the Company has received nine prestigious Emmy Awards for its technical innovations and carries this commitment throughout all of its product lines. Pinnacle Systems may be reached at


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