The fastest way to get an organization from the point of closure to your air
School closings are very competitive since they are an extension of your
station's weather brand that commands a large audience during the critical
early morning news time. There is a drive to be first and most complete.
Even in a world of social media, industry research continues to show that people prefer to get their school closing notifications from watching television.
Any system can take in automated information and display it in a loop. You see that on every station in a market. But, you can't claim to be the fastest if your system doesn't get it on air first.
NewsTicker Closings is the fastest way to get an organization from the point of closure to your air, potentially within seconds. Win viewers with our innovative market-proven display solutions that our competitors are sure to copy.
Scaled for large databases
Take advantage of one of the only truly enterprise-grade closing systems available in America. It is built on Linux and optimized for more than 10,000 organizations, activating themselves automatically online and on the phone.
Easy to use
Speed-up training, preparation, and day-of operations using NewsTicker's intuitive and responsive web-based interface. There are no complicated "right-clicks" or hidden fields requiring extensive training ... just a clean user experience.
Deliver fast to air, web and mobile
The instant an organization activates, it is ready for air. You don't have to restart the display or wait for a batch process to transfer it to your server. And, exporting to your website and mobile provider is automatic, fast and tailored to your look.
First to Air: Just In/Always On
Declare viewers will see their school first on your air with Just In, a dynamic pop-up box that appears from behind the regular listings, and Always On, a dedicated display of the largest organizations.
Complete Design Flexibility
Newsroom's FreedomHD lets you implement your Closings design with no compromise, including dynamic updates of a school's status within a running crawl or reveal, and full control over multiple on-screen layers.
Enterprise Grade Architecture
NewsTicker is built on enterprise Linux using one of the fastest SQL databases available. The underlying code is optimized for large, multi-user environments, with the accompanying hardware scalable for demanding use.
Reputation of Reliability
NewsTicker Closings is in use in all market sizes in America, from newsrooms large and small. It has been used to manage more than 8,500 organizations at a time with a long history of reliability. It's the product that has gained an industry reputation for working under the most demanding conditions.
Infinite Playlist Choices
Different designs can be established for in-news versus regular progamming, letting you choose the right look based on the conditions at hand. And, the speed of the reveals can change based on the number of closings.
Intuitive Expiration Controls
Per-status expiration options let you automatically and intelligently decide when organizations will expire from the database, removing time-intensive management of active closings.
Integrate With All of NewsTicker
Closings is fully integrated with all other NewsTicker modules for continuous on-air displaying without stopping and starting multiple applications.
Powerful Automation Options
Robust centralized web-proxy service provides real-time web closures in the most secure environment available on the market, recorded withour delay into your database. Combined with NewsTicker's support for more than 100 simultaneous phone calls, NewsTicker boasts the industry's strongest automation options.
Your closings should be about building brand for your station, not your closings vendor. HTML can be exported in your own style, across single or multiple files, to match your brand. XML, push, tab-delimited, and other exports are available for delivery to mobile providers.
Selected FreedomHD Video Examples
To learn more about Closings, including a product
demonstration and proposal, contact Newsroom Solutions
+1 (704) 665-5300 x1
NewsTicker Closings is backed by our U.S.-based Client
Support Center. Whether you need assistance with your
displays, additional training, or have a day-of
issue, the Center is here to solve your problems quickly.
NewsTicker Closings is the most widely used school and business closing system in America. Clients include stations from three of the four major network O&Os, Cox, Gannett, Gray, Journal, Media General, Meredith, Nexstar, Quincy, Raycom, Scripps, Sinclair, Tribune, and more.
NewsTicker is installed in 74 of the 75 largest television markets and can be seen daily in more than 90-million homes.