NewsBud

NewsBud is a desktop newsroom solution for small/medium stations who wish to create, edit and broadcast news bulletins/scripts.  With NewsBud, you can view a series of RSS news-feeds, copy+paste the text into a new story and compile it into a full bulletin along with audio clips for playout using the “Studio Panel”.  This is a simple-to-use playback and reader screen offering easy text-scrolling and audio playout.

NewsBudPro is coming…
An updated version of the original NewsBud application sees a database-driven Bulletin/Story system with more features, an improved studio playout interface and more…  Expected cost will be around £100 (per station/site) – Further details to follow in due-course…

  • Easy to Use
    Create, edit and compile Bulletins – manage Stories and associated Audio clips
  • Audio Recorder and Editor
    Record audio directly into NewsBud or edit existing audio files (MP2/MP3/WAV formats supported)
  • Network Friendly
    No database to worry about – NewsBud works with simple text files and can operate over a network in conjunction with other workstations when used with a common DataPath via a mapped drive

NewsBud FREE – the original version of NewsBud, now free and offered “as-is”…  Just download it and use it.  There are some more advanced products out there but this application can be used where budgets are non-existent or you simply want to use it to practice at home.

NewsBud Free v1.1 Setup
Full installation for first-time users.

NewsBud Free v1.1 Update
The latest update for existing users – Unzip into to existing program folder. A previous installation is required.

Free and offered “as-is” with no support whatsoever!

  • Audio Recorder and Editor
    Record audio directly into NewsBud or edit existing audio files (MP2/MP3/WAV formats supported)

  • Bulletin + Story/Script Management
    Add and manage news stories – add them to bulletins as well as drag ‘n’ drop of associated audio cuts

  • RSS News Feed Reader
    Presets allow for a up to 100 RSS feeds to be loaded and viewed via the internal HTML browser

  • Estimated Story Length
    A display of the approximate length a story will take to read – useful for getting your news bulletins to 3 minutes!

  • Network Friendly
    No database to worry about – NewsBud works with simple text files and can operate over a network in conjunction with other workstations when used with a common DataPath via a mapped drive