We’re Preservation Experts

NURAY Digital creates media preservation solutions for companies who want to protect and preserve their film, tape and audio collections. Our experienced archivists use state-of-the-art equipment to migrate your analog media to a digital format, making content accessible to use now and in the future. Since 2010 we have been trusted by universities, media companies, broadcast stations, nonprofits, corporations and government clients to protect and grow legacy media assets.



We help companies take advantage of their legacy media assets with end-to-end migration solutions. Read More...  


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Since no two companies are alike, we work with each client to address specific media preservation needs and develop a comprehensive plan. Read more...

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Dee Ray

Dee Ray


As a young woman, Dee began working in outdoor advertising and later formed own firm, Birke Advertising. In 1979, Dee teamed up with soon-to-be husband, Rick, and founded RAYCOM Inc. Under Rick and Dee’ s leadership, RAYCOM produced more than 10,000 hours of live programming. Read More…


William Eric “Rick” Ray

William Eric “Rick” Ray


Rick graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and started working in local television in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 1979 he and soon-to-be-wife Dee Ray co-founded RAYCOM, Inc, producing 600+ telecasts per year including live sports, educational and entertainment programming. Read More…



Whitney Hess

Whitney Hess

Digital Media Team Leader

Whitney has been with NURAY since 2011. She holds a BFA in Film & Television, specializing in Post Production, a MFA in Production Design and Minors in Sound Design and Cinema Studies from The Savannah College of Art and Design. Read More…

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Preserving Your Past. Protecting Your Future.

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Our Clients


“NBCUniversal recently partnered with NURAY Digital for the restoration of “Caroline’s Comedy Hour” and we couldn’t be happier with the final product. NURAY digitized the episodes and did post-production work to improve the quality and the overall experience for our audience. NURAY’s skill and attention to detail is evident in the quality of work. We are thrilled they could help us preserve these episodes so audiences can continue to enjoy them now and in the future.”

Justin Purnell

Justin Purnell

Director of Content Strategy and Operations, NBCUniversal

“We are very pleased to be partnering with NURAY Digital to help preserve one of the largest film archives in the country housed at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. We look forward to a fruitful partnership with Dee and Rick Ray who have been supporters of the film school since it began twenty years ago. Our lead curator, David Spencer will be working to identify the prints Nuray will be digitizing so we can make them available to our students, faculty and film historians. We look forward to a partnership in the future that will allow us to grow the archives and help others to preserve the work generated here in North Carolina.”

Susan Ruskin

Susan Ruskin

Dean, University of North Carolina School of the Arts School of Filmmaking

“NURAY founders Rick and Dee Ray obviously know the television business inside out and we’re excited their new company is handling the digitization of WRAL-TV’s news archive. It’s a major project for us and we’re very comfortable partnering with NURAY to preserve four decades of legacy video.

What impresses us about NURAY is the company’s constant pursuit of cutting-edge technology and digitization techniques. WRAL-TV has long been a pioneer in digital television and this partnership with NURAY fits our operating profile perfectly.

WRAL-TV chose NURAY to digitize its news archive because we’re confident the job will be done right. Rick and Dee Ray listened to us, analyzed the situation and then devised a digitization plan that provides quality, flexibility and security. We couldn’t be more satisfied with the partnership.”

John Harris

John Harris

Corporate Director of Special Projects, Capitol Broadcasting Company

“WRAL-TV recently produced a documentary on the legacy of North Carolina’s only four-term governor, Jim Hunt. Since the vast majority of this program called for archival material, the various formats of tapes transferred by NURAY were absolutely essential to our production. Whitney Hess at NURAY was incredibly helpful in this process. Once we knew the tape number of the file we needed, she delivered the files via FTP within a couple of hours. The use of the legacy material provided by NURAY was MUCH faster, quicker, and of better quality than if we would have tried to do the same on our own in house.”

Jay Jennings

Jay Jennings

Photographer/Editor, WRAL-TV
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Latest news

Rick Ray NCAB Hall of Fame

Dee and Rick Ray Inducted to NCAB Hall of Fame

The North Carolina Association of Broadcasters inducted NURAY Digital CEOs Rick and Dee Ray into its Hall of Fame at a banquet June 13, 2016 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Also during the […]

Now Playing: NURAY’s Classic Movies on YouTube

Classic film fans, rejoice! NURAY Digital is making your favorite classic movies available to watch on our YouTube channel. Each week, we’ll upload a new batch for you to enjoy. So grab some […]

NURAY Digital Preserves Paula Deen Collection for 3180 Media Group

NURAY Digital, a leader in media conservation, preservation and restoration, partnered with 3180 Media Group to digitally preserve and upconvert a collection of Paula Deen shows. The collection of more […]

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Analog media collections are at risk. Without a preservation strategy, these assets will be lost forever. When it comes to protecting, preserving and growing your assets, no one can do a better job than NURAY.
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A Message from Our CEOS

As the world continues this digital evolution, companies with analog media assets are faced with a complex problem. Do nothing and lose everything—or create a proactive preservation strategy quickly. There is so much content out there waiting to be digitized that there aren’t enough machines even available to transfer it all. And every day we see the effects deterioration can have firsthand—from a grainy, unstable image to total loss of an archive. As former CEOs of RAYCOM, we’ve spent our lives creating content and now we are working to preserve as much content as possible. When it comes to protecting your assets you only have one shot to get it done right. No one can do a better job of protecting and growing your assets than NURAY Digital.
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