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Bitcentral acquires Master Control Automation Software Company

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015

Bitcentral, a leading provider of news production solutions for broadcast television, is announcing the acquisition of Fission Software, Inc., a company specializing in master control automation and playout solutions for the media and broadcast industries.

"This acquisition is a critical component of the strategic plan we have mapped out for Bitcentral and provides the range of solutions that our customers have been asking for," said Fred Fourcher, founder and CEO of Bitcentral, Inc. "The companies share the vision to provide transformative solutions that streamline, unify and extend broadcast and media operations through innovative, easy-to-use software and an exceptional customer experience."

"We are excited to be part of the Bitcentral team," said Fission Software, Inc. Director Andrés Galván. "Our proven success with large broadcast networks and program origination facilities will strengthen Bitcentral's growth."

Bitcentral will continue to develop the same advanced, strategically simple solutions that streamline and unify news production from the field through to playout and digital platforms. Fission solutions, under the Bitcentral brand, and as part of the Bitcentral support and professional services teams will bring the same value to master control and automation workflows as Bitcentral brings to news production. For more information on Bitcentral, Inc. and the products they offer, visit   

About Bitcentral, Inc.

Bitcentral® is a recognized innovator of news content production, automation, distribution, aggregation and hassle-free video publishing solutions. For over 20 years, Bitcentral® has demonstrated a unique ability to develop and deploy revolutionary technologies for leading broadcasters.

From building America's first IP-based satellite distribution network to deploying the country's most popular news production system in scores of newsrooms, Bitcentral has been trusted by major content-creation companies like CNN, CBS, NBC, Fox, Gannett, Hearst Television, Raycom Media, Nexstar, Media General and many more.

About Fission Software Incorporated

Fission Software, Inc. is a media technology company whose mission is to provide the most advanced broadcast automation systems for broadcast industry. Fission Software strives to lead in the creation, development and sale of these state of the art software-based systems.



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