BBC News will upgrade the Quantel software in its centralised tapeless television news production system.

At the cost of a ‘couple of million pounds' the upgrade will be phased in over the next six months and will result in, amongst other things, the latest versions of editing and graphics software being made available to journalists and craft editors.

The ‘Jupiter' project, first initiated at the beginning of the century, involved the centralising of content for the BBC's entire London Television Centre News operation.

It moved the operation away from a tape-based to a tapeless way of working.

The original set-up included a generationQ system centred on 13 Quantel sQServers and supported 20 craft edit stations, each based on the QEdit Pro platform (pictured), and 142 journalist desktop editors using QCut and QView software.