Dalet, an independent software vendor and a leading provider of media asset management and digital production tools, today announced that I2 TV selected and deployed DaletPlus Media Library to drive its tapeless production and broadcast facility.
“We wanted to build the first tapeless TV station in the Middle East that was driven by a media asset management platform and DaletPlus Media Library was the best solution for our needs,” explains Mr. Izzat Kittaneh, Managing Director of i2 TV. “By allowing us to properly catalogue our content, DaletPlus Media Library provides us with much more than an automation platform: it really drives our content aggregation business.”
“A station like i2 TV is at the fore-front of modern broadcast ventures: it addresses a community market —mobile telephony users— through multiple channels including satellite television and the internet,” comments Mr. Nicolas Hans, Marketing Director of Dalet. “Such content aggregation and multi-channel distribution is at the heart of the DaletPlus Media Library value proposition.”
I2 TV is one of the first tapeless facilities to be implemented in the Middle-East. Programs shot using Panasonic P2 cameras and edited on Apple Final Cut Pro Non Linear Editing workstations are automatically referenced by DaletPlus Media Library: a low bit-rate proxy is generated and associated metadata tagged by media librarians. Programs and schedules are prepared using DaletPlus workstations and played-out on an Omneon Spectrum Media Server.
About i2 TV
Based in Dubai Media City, i2 TV was created by Itsalat International Company, the largest mobile distributor in the Middle East and Africa which operates over 400 retail outlets in 20 countries. The new channel will be dedicated to the mobile lifestyle, acting as a catalyst for new mobile telephony products. It will initially be multicast on NileSat and on IPTV networks.
Founded in 1990, Dalet is a leading developer of software solutions that facilitate the management of audio and video assets for broadcast, entertainment, government, education, corporations and non-profit organizations. Developed for standard IT hardware, Dalet software solutions enable people to capture, manage and store digital media. The all-digital solutions greatly enhance productivity through immediate access to and management of valuable media assets. Traded on the Eurolist C compartment -Euronext Paris Stock Market (ISIN FR0000076176, Reuters DALE.PA), Dalet has offices throughout Europe , the United States and Asia Pacific.
Operating worldwide, Dalet solutions are used in 50 countries by over 1,700 customers including ABC, ARD Tagesschau, BBC, Bayerischer Rundfunk, BFM TV, Cadena Ser, Canadian Broadcasting Corp, Catalunya Radio, Deutsche Welle, EMAP, Emmis, Entercom, Fashion Show Media Network, ITN, MBC, Mediaset, MediaCorp Singapore, National Public Radio (NPR), NDR, Polskie Radio, Prime TV, Radio France, Radio France International, Radio Suisse Romande, Rhein-Neckar Fernsehen, Six News Now, The Scottish Parliament, SKY Television, South Africa Broadcast Corp., SWR, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Voice of America, Washington and Lee University, WDR, Weather Channel, and XM Satellite Radio.
For more information on Dalet, visit www.dalet.com.