AX to Swing at ABC O&O's

It looks like the robots are continuing to win the war with old time television.

Word is that the ABC owned and operated stations are going to do away with the master control  duties at their stations and use outsourced automation.

The staffs at the ABC O&O's have been told that the company is going to outsource master control operations to Encompass Digital Media, Inc. in Atlanta.

The NBC owned and operated stations started doing the same  back in 2011.

The change is expected to start in September along with a rumored ABC O&O traffic department hub in Philadelphia. 

Job cuts are expected. 

H/T Mike McGuff