Scripps Speeds Conversion to HD News with JVC ProHD

JVC
Professional Products Company has announced an agreement with Scripps
Television Station Group to provide ProHD cameras and accessories as part of
Scripps’ plan to upgrade all of its television stations to HD.

Under this
agreement, Scripps will purchase more than 150 GY-HD250 ProHD camcorders, over
150 BR-HD50sProHD recorder/players, more than 300 DR-HD10060G HD hard disk
recorders and approximately 100 DTV monitors. This announcement follows the
Fall 2006 purchase of JVC GY-HD250s by WXYZ-TV, the Scripps ABC-affiliate in

Detroit, MI. WXYZ-TV
upgraded its local news coverage to HD on October 4, 2006, and used the
GY-HD250s for its HD coverage of the November election.

Scripps
Vice President of Engineering, Michael Doback said, “Our industry is in the
midst of a major technical upgrade to high definition. JVC’s ProHD products
enable Scripps stations to provide local news coverage including remotes in HD.
This is the right solution, at the right time, and at the right price.”

Scripps
chose JVC’s ProHD after extensive evaluation of leading manufacturers HD
systems. Scripps selected JVC’s ProHD product line because of its full HD
quality and its cameras compact shoulder form-factor, interchangeable
professional broadcast lenses, dual media workflow, and the ability to do live
remotes via the camera’s built-in encoder. Additionally, JVC will provide a
service facility with prompt turnaround, web-based support for Scripps’
technicians and technical and user training.

“JVC is
honored that EW Scripps Television Station Group, a prominent broadcasting
company, has chosen to adopt our ProHD technology in its 10 owned-and-operated
stations,” said Robert Mueller, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating
Officer, JVC Professional Products Company. “This sale marks an industry first
and is a true testament to our technology. Scripps purchase of our ProHD
products positions JVC as a major supplier to the broadcast industry. Their
adoption of ProHD will confirm the ease of integration from SD to HD for major
groups and stations across the country.”

All Scripps broadcast television stations will
be upgraded to JVC’s ProHD. ABC-affiliate stations: KNXV-TV Phoenix, AZ,
WFTS-TV Tampa, FL, WMAR-TV Baltimore, MD, WXYZ-TV Detroit, MI, WCPO-TV
Cincinnati, OH, WEWS-TV Cleveland, OH. NBC-affiliate stations: WPTV-TV West
Palm Beach, FL, WSHB-TV Kansas City, MO, KJRH-TV Tulsa, OK. Independent
station: KMCI-TV Lawrence, KS.