ABC Daytime Taps Andrita Media Center for ‘All My Children’s’ New HD Production Facility

August 18, 2009

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ — Broadcast Facilities, Inc. (BFI), owner and operator of Andrita Media Center, the largest independent SD and HD network origination, production, post-production and digital media facility on the West Coast, announced today that, under a long term agreement, Andrita will be providing HD production facilities and services for ABC Daytime’s “All My Children.” As the new home of “All My Children,” Andrita’s state-of-the-art production facility will enable the celebrated series to make an immediate transition from Standard-Definition to High-Definition. Included in the long term agreement, Andrita Media Center will provide ABC with Andrita Stage 1 (18,000 square feet), Andrita Stage 2 (10,000 square feet), multi-camera HD production facilities and associated production offices. The production will begin relocating to Andrita in December; will commence producing episodes in January and the first HD episodes of “All My Children” will air in February.

“To be the new production facility for this iconic daytime television classic and to shoot it in HD is an honor,” commented Bill Tillson, BFI’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “The Andrita Media Center takes great pride in becoming the new home of “All My Children” and we look forward to continuing our relationship with ABC which started with the shooting of “General Hospital: Night Shift 2″ at Andrita in 2008.”

About Broadcast Facilities, Inc’s Andrita Media Center

The Andrita Media Center is a state-of-the-art 106,000 sq. ft. multi-channel HD/SD digital server based network origination, satellite transmission, production and post-production media facility located in Los Angeles, California. Andrita originates a large roster of networks 24/7 including: MGM HD, Hallmark HD Movie Channel, The Tennis Channel HD and SD, Current TV, SiTV, Universal Sports Network, Game Show Network, AFN, the Africa Channel US and UK and three Tai Seng Asian movie Channels to name a few. Andrita’s HD/SD production facilities and stages are utilized by multiple high-profile production clients including: MTV, HBO, ABC, CBS and 20th Century Fox Television. Andrita houses a fully integrated tapeless digital post-production environment including 40 Final Cut Pro HD/SD edit stations and three audio suites. In addition to channel origination and transmission services, Andrita provides disaster recovery, transcode/encode digital media creation to all major encode specifications including VOD, digital media manipulation including metadata, and digital file transfers via satellite, fiber, and IP. For more information please visit: www.andrita.com

    For more information please contact:
    Angela J. Pierce
    Phone: 323-344-4565

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