Dalet announced today at the IBC 2008 convention, held in Amsterdam from September 12 – 16, that Channel One (formally ORT) has implemented Dalet Enterprise Edition; digitalizing their large-scale news operation with Dalet’s enterprise asset management technology. With 95% market coverage in Russian speaking countries, Channel One is one of the largest Russian broadcasters employing over 2000 people (800 in News), covering 6 time zones with 8 thematic channels distributed over terrestrial and satellite channels. Channel One offers a wide range of programming; from 24-hour news, to live talk shows, to magazine programs and feature films. They also have the most widely viewed news television program in Russia called “Vremya” (Time). The Dalet Enterprise Edition deployment migrated the massive Channel One news operation from an in-house developed tape-based system to a completely digital workflow facilitating integration with EVS production systems.
“This is where Dalet excels, large-scale migrations and custom workflows that enable broadcasters to achieve digital convergence,” comments Stephane Schlayen, Chief Operating Officer, Dalet SA. “We are very proud to be a key player in the Channel One transformation; providing them an enterprise platform that will scale to support the ever growing list of new delivery channels.”
“The Dalet Enterprise Edition system has allowed us to custom design a workflow incorporating the best of open IT standards and broadcast production technology,” comments Anton Philippov, Director Deputy of Information Services Channel One. “Equally as important was the delivery of the system. Dalet’s Professional Services and their business partner OKNO TV team really shined here. Their change management methodology was key to moving our massive operation from a cluttered analog process that limited sharing and re-use of content to a highly efficient digital workflow enabling realtime collaboration and media sharing.”
Dalet Professional Services worked closely with Business Partner OKNO TV to design a migration plan that digitalized the entire news production process for Channel One’s two news studios. At the core of the new installation is the DaletPlus media asset management platform for expertly managing metadata across the editorial production process. Dalet logging, search tools, planning and rundown management features are built into DaletPlus and integrate with the EVS Clean Edit production suite and playout servers for a seamless digital workflow from ingest to playout.
About Channel One
Channel One Russia is the most influential and well known Russian-language television channel in the world. Channel One keeps Russian speaking viewers in every corner of the globe informed of news from Russia and provides a Russian perspective on world events.
Okno-TV is the leader in the field of system integration and the biggest supplier in the professional television, film and broadcast equipment market in Russia and CIS for more than 15 years. The company has the largest IT-department in Russia which successfully applies the newest information technologies in company’s projects. The project team consists of high-level specialists and professional installation groups.
Dalet is a worldwide leader in software that empowers broadcasters and content professionals to produce and manage audio and video content in a digital, multi-platform world. Dalet media asset management (MAM) solutions streamline production costs and increase revenue opportunities by simplifying the distribution of rich-media assets across both interactive and traditional platforms.
Dalet tools are used around the world by thousands of content producers including major television and radio public broadcasters (BBC, CBC, DR, NPR, RFI, RTM, VOA, WDR), commercial networks (ART, eTV, Grupo Prisa, Prime Television, The Press Association, Warner Bros., XM Satellite) and government organizations (Queensland JAG, Canadian House of Commons, The European Commission).
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