It’s not just early-adopter gear heads who are snapping up Apple iPads. A Georgia television station has replaced its newscasts’ paper scripts with six entry-level iPads, which cost $499 each, TVNewsCheck reports.
"By using the iPad, we’re saving hundreds of thousands of sheets of paper annually," says news director Terry Graham of Albany, Georgia-based WFXL. "Our projected savings per month are $800, or about $9,600 per year."
Graham also anchors the news at the Fox affiliate’s 6:30 and 10 p.m. shows. After the newscasts scripts are written, the station formats them as PDF files and transmits them to the iPads through email. The PDF formatting comes via a $7 program sold through Apple’s app store. Graham says that he’s likely to buy more iPads given the station’s savings in paper costs.
We previously reported about the company that was making an app so stations could use the iPad as a mobile teleprompter.