KNPN is the first new television station in St. Joseph since the 1950's. It launched with four channels: FOX, CW, Telemundo & 24hr local news.
News-room resources were combined with the historic St. Joseph News-Press offering the community news and entertainment across multiple media outlets.
Cutting-edge technology choices allow for a fully automated master control with MPEG transport stream satellite ingest, proxy media prep, automated transcoding, and IP streaming multiplexers and infrastructure. STL/TSL and the live news van link via IP. The new station is combined with a secure data-center and connects to the new Broadcast Operations Center (BOC) in Colorado Springs. The BOC can remotely control and monitor all functions of KNPN requiring far less staffing than is typically required to run a complex television station.
News-Press & Gazette (NPG) selected Utter & Associates to provide key consulting, design and integration services for the new station and automated master control across the entire group of ten properties and over 40 channels over the course of a single year.