WPXI-TV, which is slated to move into its new digs in September, has been testing an automated production system called “Ignite” in recent weeks. According to the Post-Gazette and many viewers, the system has been causing graphics errors, music delays and other such gaffes. Ignite is blamed for the glitches, but there are some human errors as well – common with any new system. WPXI is testing the system in its old home on Television Hill to reduce the number of things to get used to at the new location near the McKnight Road exit of I-279.
Additionally, the paper reports that nobody has lost a job due to the new automated system – just a few reassignments.