New trends in local television news production

Producción de informativos para la Televisión Local

As the latest analysis of the television industry 2023 indicates, we are experiencing important changes in consumption habits and, therefore, also new trends in the production of news for Local Television. With this in mind, it is more important than ever to give value to the production of own content, as this is what gives meaning to local television itself.


News production for Local Television

News programs are a way of building audience loyalty and creating habits among viewers, but it is also true that news production can be very expensive in terms of equipment and human resources.

News production requires great flexibility both because each television station has a specific workflow and because the same television station has to respond to very different situations. Facing these challenges in news production without professional tools wears out journalists, broadcasters and ENGs.

Today’s technology makes it possible to offer local broadcasters products from the broadcast range used by national broadcasters at affordable prices and in configurations adaptable to each circumstance. In particular, the Octopus software allows a notorious improvement in optimizing the way to manage the production of a newsroom.




VBox News is our solution specially designed for news production that was developed to serve medium-high end TV stations. It has the same robust and reliable technology base as our classic VectorBox (channel-in-a-box with over a million hours on air with thousands of clients) but with a completely flexible operation that allows you to stick to the rundown, improvise on the fly, or anything in between.

Octopus, meanwhile, is one of the most widely used newsroom managers in premium television around the world. Octopus allows daily, weekly or long-term planning of content capture to optimize the necessary resources (cameras, equipment, mobile units, etc…).

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Vector3 and Octopus are fully integrated through the MOS protocol and have been working together in international markets for many years. Now, thanks to our parent company NRD, we can offer Spanish local broadcasters all the power, flexibility and reliability at an affordable cost and adaptable to every need.

With Octopus and VBox News, the entire news production process is automated, enhancing the work of professionals and gaining in ergonomics and flexibility.



Automated news production

News is a team effort. All the information is shared in the newsroom and the journalists or editors who edit the clips have access to all the camera raw data, metadata, texts, comments, archive videos, etc… VBox News allows the news team to decide the topics to be covered in the newscasts of the same day or the following days with the degree of formality they want, from single notes with ideas to formal rundowns.

In the studio, VBox News displays in real time the rundown with the status of each clip. When the newscast starts, the rundown is updated in the newsroom as Vbox News runs it.

In short, with Vector3 and Octopus, local television has the same tools as a global television station, but at a cost adapted to its size.