KOTV Enhances Weather Segments With FOR-A FVW-700 Telestrator

KOTV, the CBS affiliate serving Tulsa, Okla. is enhancing its newscast weather segments with a new FVW-700.

“When a meteorologist does a ‘First Forecast,’ ‘Final Forecast,’ or ‘Severe WX’ presentation from our WX Pod position, they will use the telestrator to help reinforce or further illustrate what they are communicating,” explained John Quesnel, director of production for KOTV/KQCW. “The meteorologists can also call up a live video feed from any of our seven skycams, 10 weather trackers, or 15 live units to help point out or illustrate a key weather item.”

Rain or shine, the FOR-A FVW-700 helps provide clarification for KOTV viewers. “During non-severe weather, it could be used to point out weather phenomena or highlight certain weather data,” Quesnel offered. “During severe weather, this could be storm path, timing, speed, direction, etc.”

Although the FVW-700 has only been used for weather segments so far, Quesnel said the station plans to use it to accentuate storytelling for news stories as well as for high school or college football coverage. KOTV uses a touchscreen, but the FVW-700 also supports annotation for up to two wireless tablets via Wi-Fi for additional production flexibility.

Part of a duopoly with CW affiliate KQCW, KOTV produces 50 hours of live news per week, including 12 hours for KQCW. Both stations are owned by Griffin Communications. 

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