Gray's KKTV Colorado Springs Taps New Facility

Lessons learned in Waldo Canyon fire inform new downtown digs

KKTV Colorado Springs, part of Gray Television, moves into a
new downtown facility early next year. The station has purchased a building on
East Colorado, and planning is underway for the transition.

"The building we selected is completely aligned with
our goal of creating a next generation media facility," said Nick Matesi,
vice president and general manager of KKTV. "As we evolve to more of a
multi-platform content and advertising provider, the open spaces and open floor
plan will provide us with a much more collaborative environment."

The facility will include what KKTV calls a state-of-the-art
studio configuration for television broadcasts and will be designed to
accommodate new workflows to ensure what the station calls "seamless
content distribution on the Web, mobile, social media, and other digital

"The Waldo Canyon fire was a teachable moment, because
KKTV marshaled the resources to broadcast uninterrupted coverage of the
emergency for 131 hours," said Jim Ocon, vice president of technology at
Gray. "We learned from those experiences that we need to create a working
environment whereby information can flow easily both internally and externally.
KKTV will create a mobile newsroom philosophy, and the building we selected is
a perfect set-up for that to happen."

KKTV has worked out of its existing complex of buildings
since 1969.

"Our construction of a new state-of-the-art facility
for KKTV demonstrates Gray's commitment to Southern Colorado, and to being at
the forefront of innovation," said Bob Prather, Gray president and COO.