News Production & Post

US station group commits to Kahuna

21 February 2007

Snell & Wilcox has signed a multi-year agreement with Raycom Media to become the exclusive supplier of production switchers and modular infrastructure to the entire station group in the USA. With 36 television stations covering more than 10% of US television households, Raycom Media is one of the country’s largest broadcasters.

This agreement covers Kahuna, the Snell & Wilcox SD/HD multiformat production switcher, and IQ Modular, the company’s line of infrastructure products. Raycom stations will use Kahuna to produce local news broadcasts as well as other local programming. The agreement covers the full range of products in these categories manufactured by Snell & Wilcox.

David Folsom, vice president and CTO at Raycom Media said, “Beyond being the premiere brand of infrastructure equipment, Snell & Wilcox is also the first supplier to offer a production switcher that works in both the HD and SD worlds seamlessly. Kahuna allows us to mix and match various-definition sources effortlessly as the industry transitions to HD. From our point of view, Snell & Wilcox products deliver the most value for the money of all those we considered.”

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