Now that stations are recovering from the budget-slashing days of the recession, many are getting back into the sky with helicopters. There are between 100 and 120 TV news choppers today, compared to about 180 that were in operation pre-recession in 2007. One station that’s added its own bird is NBC-owned WCAU Philadelphia.
NBC-owned WCAU Philadelphia has debuted its SkyForce10 news helicpoter. The unit includes four cameras (two interior and two exterior), a telestrator that allows reporters and photographers to interact with live video and the ability to stay in flight for two-and-a-half to three hours. The station says it will soon introduce Web integration that will let […]