Monday, February 02, 2009

Azzurro Systems Integration Wins Time Warner Cable Buffalo Contract for Advanced Studio Automation

Azzurro Systems Integration Wins Time Warner Cable Buffalo Contract for Advanced Studio Automation

New York, NY, February 2, 2009 – Azzurro Systems Integration, a unit of Azzurro HD, announced today that Time Warner Cable Buffalo has awarded it a contract for development of an automated television production facility creating a new paradigm in local TV news. Known for pushing the boundaries of technology, Time Warner Cable will debut in early 2009 a new 24-hour local news channel made possible by advances in studio automation never before available in a market of this size.
The television production facility will be equipped with a one-camera studio capable of hosting two talent positions, plus a newsroom area for six reporters, two producers and two Final Cut Pro edit workstations. The reporter stations will be capable of P2 ingest and desktop editing using the Dalet Editing application. The master control room will feature a large 65” LCD monitor fed from an Evertz VIP processor.
Steve Paulus, Regional Vice President of Time Warner Cable’s News Division, stated "We are very excited to bring local news to the Buffalo area by creating a new paradigm in news production. We spent considerable time researching vendors and partners for this new opportunity and we are confident that the channel will be well received. ASI has helped us define the requirements and has been very instrumental in providing the intellectual property required when putting together a project like this in a record breaking time."
About Azzurro Systems Integration
Azzurro Systems Integration (ASI) is a full service systems design and integration company that is a unit of Azzurro HD, . ASI addresses the technical needs of the television industry and offers comprehensive solutions, including consulting, engineering, design, documentation, project management, equipment procurement, custom fabrication, system integration, project commissioning, training, and after-installation support.
Azzurro HD operates the Meet Me Point for Digital: the first all-digital, HD-enabled aggregation and switching facility for television content in the USA. Located at the AT&T Building at 32 Avenue of the Americas in New York City, the Azzurro HD facility provides all-digital transport and switching using state-of-the-art equipment, with a clear forward path to serve the growing need for uncompressed HDTV transport. The company also provisions fiber for first-mile and last-mile connections, satellite uplinks for program distribution and both software and storage for secure digital archiving of tape libraries.

ASI is headquartered at 100 Stonehurst Ct., Northvale, NJ 07647. For more information, visit or contact Bill Cordo, Senior Sales Director, at 201-767-0850 or

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