TECH SPOTLIGHT

Centralcasting Is Public TV’s Latest Program

Noncommercial stations in Florida and New York state are combining their master control operations in ventures designed to cut expenses. In New York, the joint master control project out of WCNY Syracuse (pictured) that will eventually run nine stations will go on line on Dec. 7. A similar master control facility in Jacksonville, Fla. — the Digital Convergence Alliance — will launch next summer with 10 partner stations and 38 program streams.

TECH ONE ON ONE

WGBH Wants To Be Your Master Control

The noncommercial Boston station is developing a new business as a centralcasting hub. Today, it’s announcing it will provide master control operations for New Hampshire Public Television. WGBH CTO Joe Igoe says his new facility has the capacity to handle 40 or more stations anywhere in the country that would like to save money by outsourcing.