Gray Television’s Vice President of Technology Honored at NAB
ATLANTA, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – Gray Television, Inc. (NYSE: GTN and GTN.A) today announced that its Vice President of Technology, Jim Ocon, was honored yesterday by “Broadcasting & Cable” as one of the recipients of the “Technology Leadership Award.” The award pays tribute to individuals who have displayed innovation, imagination and achievement in television technology.
In just three years with Gray, Jim Ocon has created a new operations workflow as a complement to Gray’s HD development. By using the latest in technology, Ocon’s unique design has enhanced efficiencies and improved quality control to Gray’s digital infrastructure. In addition, Ocon has been instrumental in mobile TV, positioning Gray as a leader in mobile and hot spot deployment.
During the 2011 Technology Leadership Awards’ reception at the Las Vegas Hilton, Ocon said, “I know of no other company that makes decisions and tries new technology at the speed in which we accomplish at Gray Television. Our President & COO, Bob Prather, believes in cutting corporate bureaucracy and encourages an environment that stimulates innovation.”
“Jim Ocon has completely redesigned how we get content to air. He has taken advantage of the latest technology, creating a workflow unique to Gray which is very impressive. Combining the Master Control and Production Control areas as a Media Control Center complements a quick-to-air path. We are very proud to have Jim on our team,” commented Bob Prather, President & COO of Gray.
Beginning his career in the Navy and specializing in Weapons Control, Ocon later worked on the West Coast for several broadcast companies where he began concentrating on developing and deploying wireless technology, “hot spot” news vehicles and IP newsrooms with state-of-the-art digital studios. In 2008, Ocon joined Gray Television, Inc. as VP of Technology.
Gray Television, Inc.
Gray Television, Inc. is a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, GA. We currently operate 36 television stations serving 30 markets. Each of the stations are affiliated with either CBS (17 stations), NBC (10 stations), ABC (8 stations) or FOX (1 station). In addition, we currently operate 40 digital second channels including 1 ABC, 4 Fox, 8 CW, 18 MyNetworkTV, 2 Universal Sports Network, 1 The Country Network affiliates and 6 local news/weather channels in certain of our existing markets.
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