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Dec 14, 2017
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NextRadioTV Selects Dalet to Power all Channels in a Major Expansion and Consolidation
Dalet Galaxy to orchestrate entire multimedia production and multi-platform distribution chain of NextRadioTV for converged digital, TV and radio operations.

NextRadioTV Selects Dalet to Power all Channels

Dalet announced today that NextRadioTV is placing the Dalet Galaxy Media Asset Management (MAM), Orchestration and Editorial platform at the heart of a major new facility in Paris, France.

Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, announced today that NextRadioTV is placing the Dalet Galaxy Media Asset Management (MAM), Orchestration and Editorial platform at the heart of a major new facility in Paris, France. The multimillion-Euro installation, spearheaded by Dalet Professional Services and configured on a single, agile, highly scalable and resilient Dalet Galaxy platform, will orchestrate all production, playout and distribution workflows for TV, Radio and digital channels of NextRadioTV media network.
 
Confidence in the Dalet technology and delivery team stems from a decade plus partnership and collaboration starting with BFMTV. Dalet initially supplied the brand new 24/7 news channel a single-platform solution for news production and playout in 2005, providing the technology foundation for BFMTV becoming the nation’s most popular news network drawing 10 million daily viewers. As BFMTV grew, they expanded the Dalet installation to support additional thematic channels, leveraging the Dalet platform scalability and agility to adapt to the changing requirements. In 2015, the ambition and investment for the brand accelerated, culminating in the new multi-workflow/multi-platform facility in the 15th arrondissement of Paris. This installation will rely on Dalet to support more than 400 concurrent users and drive a converged environment for production and playout of News, Sports, Radio and Archives across fourteen TV and radio channels, including BFM Sport and BFM Paris as well as RMC, BFM Business and SFR Sport.
 
BFMTV launched in 2005 with a team of 50 and has grown rapidly to become the leading news channel in France. 
 
A single Dalet Galaxy MAM, Orchestration and Editorial platform will serve all operations, facilitating immediate sharing of content across all departments, as well as controlling and automating hundreds of simultaneous workflows covering all productions and playout operations. All desktop editing for fast turnaround news and sports multimedia content will be enabled by Dalet OneCut, while more advanced packages will be crafted on Adobe Premiere Pro CC brought seamlessly into the collaborative workflow via Dalet Xtend.
 
Dalet Professional Services will work side by side with NextRadioTV teams to help design and deliver workflows and assist in managing the company’s migration from its existing site to the new state-of-the-art hub. 
“Dalet has helped BFMTV and then NextRadioTV to expand its business and workflow requirements for more than a decade. It’s a history that really demonstrates the capabilities of the Dalet professional services team and technology platforms to support the group’s vision by accommodating any type of media workflow that they wish to implement,” says Johann Zemmour, Director of Sales, EMEA and APAC Dalet. “A key to BFM’s strategy in designing the new facility was leveraging the capability of Dalet to converge in one platform media asset management, production and playout of news, sports and other programs on Radio, TV, Digital and Social platforms. This converged environment will allow them to significantly expand the number of channels and the number of workflows they can handle without massively increasing resources. The Dalet Galaxy platform has the proven agility to manage any new requirements for a media company as visionary as NextRadioTV.”

About NextRadioTV

NextRadioTV is an independent multimedia company. Its business focuses on five areas – general news, sport, the economy, high-tech and factual entertainment – available on television, radio and digital media. The Group has recognized know-how and expertise in managing innovative audiovisual projects.

About Dalet Digital Media Systems

Dalet solutions and services enable media organizations to create, manage and distribute content faster and more efficiently, fully maximizing the value of assets. Dalet products are built on three distinct platforms that, when combined, form versatile business solutions that power end-to-end workflows for news, sports, program preparation, production, archiveand radio. Individually, Dalet platforms and products offer targeted applications with key capabilities to address critical media workflow functions such as ingest, QC, edit, transcode and multiplatform distribution.
 
The foundation for Dalet productivity-enhancing workflow solutions, Dalet Galaxy is the enterprise Media Asset Management (MAM) & Orchestration platform that unifies the content chain by managing assets, metadata, workflows and processes across multiple and diverse production and distribution systems. Specially tailored for news and media workflows, this unique technology platform helps broadcasters and media professionals increase productivity while providing operational and business visibility.
 
Dalet AmberFin is the high-quality, scalable transcoding platform with fully integrated ingest, mastering, QC and review functionalities, enabling facilities to make great pictures in a scalable, reliable and interoperable way. Addressing the demanding needs of studio production, multi-camera ingest, sports logging and highlights production, the innovative Dalet Brio video server platform combines density and cost-effectiveness with high reliability. Adopted by leading broadcasters, Dalet Cube is a suite of applications to create, manage and deliver graphics in a newsroom scenario.
 
Dalet supports customers from the initial planning stages to well beyond project execution. Our global presence includes 17 offices strategically located throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, North America and South America, and a network of more than 60 professional partners serving 87 countries worldwide. This collective experience and knowledge enables our customers to realize potential increases in productivity, efficiency and value of their assets.
 
The comprehensive Dalet Care program ensures deployments remain up and running with 24/7 support 365 days a year.
 
Dalet systems are used around the world by many thousands of individual users at hundreds of TV and Radio content producers, including public broadcasters (ABS-CBN, BBC, CBC, DR, FMM, France TV, RAI, RFI, Russia Today, RT Malaysia, VOA), commercial networks and operators (Canal+, FOX, eTV, MBC Dubai, MediaCorp, Mediaset, Orange, Time Warner Cable, Warner Bros, Sirius XM Radio), and government organizations (Canadian House of Commons, Australian Parliament and UK Parliament).
 
Dalet is traded on the NYSE-EURONEXT stock exchange (Eurolist C): ISIN: FR0011026749, Bloomberg DLT:FP, Reuters: DALE.PA.
 
Dalet® is a registered trademark of Dalet Digital Media Systems. All other products and trademarks mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.
 
 
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Addressing the demanding needs of studio production, multi-camera ingest, sports logging and highlights production, the innovative Dalet Brio video server platform combines density and cost-effectiveness with high reliability. Dalet supports customers from the initial planning stages to well beyond project execution. Our global presence includes 17 offices strategically located throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, North America and South America, and a network of more than 60 professional partners serving 87 countries worldwide. This collective experience and knowledge enables our customers to realize potential increases in productivity, efficiency and value of their assets. The comprehensive Dalet Care program ensures deployments remain up and running with 24/7 support 365 days a year. Dalet systems are used around the world by many thousands of individual users at hundreds of TV and Radio content producers, including public broadcasters (ABS-CBN, BBC, CBC, DR, FMM, France TV, RAI, RFI, Russia Today, RT Malaysia, VOA), commercial networks and operators (Canal+, FOX, eTV, MBC Dubai, MediaCorp, Mediaset, Orange, Time Warner Cable, Warner Bros, Sirius XM Radio), and government organizations (Canadian House of Commons, Australian Parliament and UK Parliament). Dalet is traded on the NYSE-EURONEXT stock exchange (Eurolist C): ISIN: FR0011026749, Bloomberg DLT:FP, Reuters: DALE.PA. Dalet® is a registered trademark of Dalet Digital Media Systems. All other products and trademarks mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.
 For more information on Dalet, visit www.dalet.com.
WION - World Is One News - Launches Globally with Dalet
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of software-based solutions for media organizations, today announced that World Is One News (WION), the youngest venture of Zee Media Corporation, launched WION underpinned by Dalet Unified News Operations. The Dalet solution is powering and supporting the international news channel with comprehensive media logistics, newsroom computer system and news production workflow facilitated by the Dalet Galaxy Media Asset Management (MAM) and orchestration platform, with full ingest and playout operations relying on Dalet Brio video servers. WION delivers path-breaking news coverage from across the globe with a South Asian perspective to international audiences across the web, mobile devices and TV. Operated by Zee Media Corporation with headquarters in India and bureaus in 37 global locations, WION is the first India-based network to have a presence in the U.K., U.S., China, Russia and Africa, making it South Asia’s first truly convergent, multi-media English news network. A critical aspect of the installation for WION was to enable journalists and producers to upload content from the field directly to the broadcaster’s customized Content Management System (CMS), an action that automatically creates planning events thanks to the Dalet Unified News Operations collaborative workflow. “Our philosophy of ‘being one with the world’ holds that news is the common thread that binds us all together and makes critical the ability to deliver news in the moment, from anywhere to any channel,” says WION Editor-in-Chief Mr. Rohit Gandhi. “We sought and found a partner in Dalet to provide the backbone to our network-wide news infrastructure. The solution not only accelerates time to air but enables better collaboration with a highly efficient and agile set of tools, from remote content creation to centralized content curation and onwards to publication on the digital and TV platforms our audiences are choosing.” WION is the first broadcaster in India to deploy the Dalet Galaxy-based Unified News Operations workflow. Easy-to-use production tools via web-based Dalet WebSpace and relevant story content are readily available to every user in the newsroom and in the field. When WION journalists receive a notification about an assignment, they can search, browse and access every asset in the Dalet platform from their desktop, laptop or mobile device, whether it is news wires and footage that just came in, or existing stories and video packages. Beyond the walls of the newsroom, WION journalists use the Dalet On-the-Go mobile app to check assignments and create packages, exporting content to the CMS, as well as to YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Video and scripts can be logged and edited within Dalet OneCut, or sent to Adobe Premiere via Dalet Xtend for craft editing. Media and associated metadata are tracked and managed by Dalet Galaxy every step of the way, including playlist export and import to and from the CMS. Once approved by a producer, final content is readily available for use in the built-in production control room automation and exported to the CMS as a multimedia story object. Beyond the comprehensive set of tools and services natively built into Dalet Galaxy, the advanced web-services API integrates and unifies the full ecosystem of technologies and in-house tools used at Zee WION, including the custom CMS based on Kentico that drives workflows within the Dalet solution. Other integrations include WINBDL teleprompter, WASP graphics system and Quantum SNFS with NetApp E series storage. “This installation is a perfect example of the Dalet Unified News Operations solution. Having the NRCS, the production tools and the archives fully integrated, along with a flexible workflow engine and web-services API, enables WION to truly implement a ‘digital first’ approach to deliver the right content, on the right device, to the right audience, ahead of the competition,” says Raoul Cospen, general manager of Dalet Asia Pacific. “Deployed in record time, the end-to-end workflow was on air within a few short weeks of signing the contract for Dalet Unified News Operations.” For more information, please visit Dalet at www.dalet.com About Dalet Digital Media Systems Dalet software-based solutions enable media organizations to create, manage and distribute content faster and more efficiently, fully maximizing the value of assets. Dalet products are built on three distinct platforms that, when combined, form versatile business solutions that power end-to-end workflows for news, sports, program preparation, production, archive and radio. Individually, Dalet platforms and products offer targeted applications with key capabilities to address critical media workflow functions such as ingest, QC, edit, transcode and multiplatform distribution. The foundation for Dalet productivity-enhancing workflow solutions, Dalet Galaxy is the enterprise NRCS and MAM that unifies the content chain by managing assets, metadata, workflows and processes across multiple and diverse production and distribution systems. Specially tailored for news and media workflows, this unique technology platform helps broadcasters and media professionals increase productivity while providing operational and business visibility. Dalet AmberFin is the high-quality, scalable transcoding platform with fully integrated ingest, mastering, QC and review functionalities, enabling facilities to make great pictures in a scalable, reliable and interoperable way. Addressing the demanding needs of studio production, multi-camera ingest, sports logging and highlights production, the innovative Dalet Brio video server platform combines density and cost-effectiveness with high reliability. Dalet supports customers from the initial planning stages to well beyond project execution. Our global presence includes 17 offices strategically located throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, North America and South America, and a network of more than 60 professional partners serving 87 countries worldwide. This collective experience and knowledge enables our customers to realize potential increases in productivity, efficiency and value of their assets. The comprehensive Dalet Care program ensures deployments remain up and running with 24/7 support 365 days a year. Dalet systems are used around the world by many thousands of individual users at hundreds of TV and Radio content producers, including public broadcasters (ABS-CBN, BBC, CBC, DR, FMM, France TV, RAI, RFI, Russia Today, RT Malaysia, VOA), commercial networks and operators (Canal+, FOX, eTV, MBC Dubai, MediaCorp, Mediaset, Orange, Time Warner Cable, Warner Bros, Sirius XM Radio), and government organizations (Canadian House of Commons, Australian Parliament and UK Parliament). Dalet is traded on the NYSE-EURONEXT stock exchange (Eurolist C): ISIN: FR0011026749, Bloomberg DLT:FP, Reuters: DALE.PA. Dalet® is a registered trademark of Dalet Digital Media Systems. All other products and trademarks mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.
The Dalet Newsroom: The Convergence of Television, Radio and Web News Production
In the past, there was a clear division between television, radio and print news. In a media conglomerate, it was very common to deploy several teams to cover a single event, with different stories produced for radio, television, print and, more recently, digital news outlets. This division caused both inefficiencies in terms of human resources and inconsistencies in terms of news production. Obviously, synergy was not part of the equation… Let’s take a step back, shed light on recent IT (r)evolutions and explore the business benefits of the media convergence enabled by Dalet media management solutions! As we mention above, until recently, when covering events, media conglomerates that owned television news stations, radio stations and newspapers would send three reporters out to cover one story: one for the newspaper, one for radio news and another for television - all managed from three different, siloed systems. The three reporters would read the same wires from agencies like Reuters, gather clips from footage taken of the press conference, and write three different stories – the on-camera script for a TV anchor, a script for the radio anchor, and an article for the newspaper. Over a morning coffee, the news consumer would read the newspaper to get the news of the day, then listen to the news in the car to and from work, and finally return home to watch the evening news – consuming more or less the same bits of news from any given media. The Nielsen Global Survey of Generational Attitudes was conducted Feb. 23-March 13, 2015, and polled more than 30,000 online consumers in 60 countries throughout Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East/Africa and North America. In the last decade, the exponential and global development of access to the Internet, associated with the tsunami of mobile devices changed the consumption of news all together. According to a 2015, international Nielson poll on generational attitudes, television still holds the number-one spot for news consumption, but search engines and social media sites are closing in, followed by classic newspapers and radio (among a number of other digital news outlets). Advertising dollars are spread thin, with a great portion being taken out of radio and television and reallocated for web and social media. With this paradigm shift both for consumption and revenues, media organizations are looking for innovative solutions to exploit the business benefits of the media convergence, creating synergies and optimizing costs, while still producing quality content that reaches multiple audiences on an ever-growing number of platforms. Dalet has the answer: one single technology platform! Dalet Galaxy for news is an enterprise-class Media Asset Management (MAM) platform tailored for end-to-end news production and distribution workflows. Thanks to the Dalet solution, media organizations can ingest all sources of media, be it wires, videos, audio, images or scripts, with all the tools for news agencies to plan, collect, research, write and manage stories, edit video and audio, and distribute instantly to television, radio, web Content Management Systems (CMS) and social media sites, such as YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. Rather than assigning a story to three reporters, the same story can be written and modified based on the final distribution outlets by one content producer. As a result, news organizations have additional resources to cover and produce more stories, such as breaking news. Just as easily, local radio and television stations can branch out from their traditional roles and produce videos, audio packages, write stories and prepare images for their websites to reach a greater audience. How does a Dalet Multimedia Newsroom work? For journalists in 2016, research can be conducted using a wide variety of sources, including wires, websites, user-generated content, phone calls, tweets, Skype calls, etc. Essentially, the Dalet Galaxy news production and distribution solution is an advanced, multimedia news factory, where content comes in from a wide variety of sources, are fact-checked, and are then made available for anyone to search, locate the media and produce content for the desired distribution outlet. Planning editors find stories for journalists to cover by harvesting tweets and RSS feeds, and viewing wires and websites, then collect media previously ingested and footage shot by reporters using Dalet On-the-Go from their mobile devices. The editor creates an event in the assignment calendar and, by clicking a checkbox to specify the distribution platform, various automated workflows can be triggered, such as creating a package with a video placeholder in the 3PM TV news rundown, a story created in the 4PM radio rundown and a story created in the political section of a company’s website. All collected research, be it video, audio, past stories and websites, are linked to the newly created stories in the various rundowns, meaning journalists can focus on writing the content rather than spending hours doing research. A journalist can then view all related media, collect audio and video clips for editing later, and then write the story while on the road using Dalet WebSpace or on a full client in the newsroom, and then finally submit the script for approval. The editor receives a notification on his/her phone about the script awaiting approval, then approves or rejects the story for radio, TV or web platforms. While the story is in the queue, the journalist can work on the video using Dalet OneCut multimedia editor to record a voiceover, edit the content with effects and then render over the video placeholder in the story, while making CGs to trigger at playout. At the same time, the journalist strips the sound bites from the video and creates a package for radio with the ability to link images and text to the timecode of the audio clip for consumers to listen and watch ‘visual’ radio on their Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB or DAB+) / Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (DMB) devices and on the web. When all content is approved, the video uploads to the video server and then plays out using Dalet OnAir. Using similar tools, the rundown for radio broadcast, which could have an image slideshow for multimedia radio, plays out. All content is uploaded to YouTube or a CMS system with the media content embedded into a story on the website; simultaneously, a tweet is created for Twitter and a post made on Facebook, both linking back to the story. With the Dalet Report Center and the tight integration with social media, news agencies can gather key information on how many times content was broadcasted, and viewed on the web or on mobile devices, and user comments on social media networks can be imported into Dalet and associated with the related stories. Knowing how content is consumed and what viewers think of it is invaluable to any news organization willing to improve its reach both in quality and quantity, also optimizing advertising and, when applicable, subscription revenues. Reaching a global, well-targeted audience, optimizing costs and developing synergies with the growth of multimedia content producers are but only a few advantages of having a fully unified multimedia news production and distribution solution – not to mention having one common repository for all content secured with user rights as well as knowing where and how content is consumed. On top of this, media organizations only have to support one single system rather than multiple infrastructures for TV, radio and new media. It’s also easier for users as they just need to learn one interface with easy-to-use tools to write scripts, edit media and distribute to multiple platforms. The convergence of television, radio, and internet/mobile news enabled by Dalet solutions changes the role of a journalist from a script writer to a well-informed, multimedia content producer, who creates once and distributes to many outlets. If you would like to see first-hand how Dalet can enable the multimedia convergence in your organization, click here to schedule a demonstration.
Perform Expands Global Sports Production with Dalet
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of software-based solutions for media organizations, has announced that wide-ranging benefits in end-to-end production powered by the Dalet business solution have enabled digital media company Perform to expand its global operations, which will be further strengthened by Dalet news production and distribution capabilities. “In the week we went live with Dalet, we saw the difference immediately and we hit a new level of content output only previously seen at peak periods,” says Richard Copeman, Perform’s head of news. “Adding Dalet news scripting, news production and distribution capabilities has enhanced the efficiency of our teams across the globe, allowing Perform to both reduce the number of different systems required and demystify the technical complexities that come with managing large amounts of content for our staff.” Mr. Copeman adds, “We always talk of the ‘need for speed’ when dealing with both breaking news and other content-rich events, and Dalet will undoubtedly allow us to maximise this, leading to quicker – and indeed crisper – content reaching our global client base. All in all, Dalet is already a vital member of our team.” The comprehensive installation will see Perform increase multimedia content output across its international bases and, with Dalet, become a reference test site for fast turnaround IP-based workflows. Mike Edwards, Perform’s head of post engineering, comments on the deployment: “To achieve our ambitious goals, we worked with Dalet as our technical business partner, building a fluid infrastructure that would respond to both industry and internal demands. These can include the agility to map ever-increasing amounts of data with audio and visual assets in support of our sports news agency Omnisport. The new foundation will allow us to facilitate the swift and secure exchange of files between multiple locations as we spread our operations worldwide.” Specifically, Perform is using Dalet as the basis of remote workflow operations between the lead UK operation and offices in Munich, Amsterdam and Uruguay. News desk staff in the three local bureaus log in via the Dalet web client, browse media and mark in and out points before sending the clip to a watch folder. Clips can be sent to the UK by the Aspera FASP fast transfer protocol for further editing and routed back to the overseas offices in the same manner. “This remote workflow, which is individual for each location, has enabled us to grow our offices and further our plans for expansion globally,” says Edwards. “There is no doubt that we would not have been able to achieve this without Dalet.” Additional feature highlights of the expanded installation could include deployment of the specialized Dalet Sports Logger module, integrated content scheduling with ScheduALL, and deeper integration with Aspera Orchestrator to automate the selection, extraction, processing and distribution of match highlights. “The next step is to integrate the clips out of Orchestrator with metadata, for which Dalet is the ideal platform,” says Edwards. With an eye for evolving technologies and a further global expansion of its platforms, Perform will work closely with Dalet to become a test site for IP ingest for its newsroom operation. Perform’s portfolio of digital sports rights covers a broad range of sporting leagues, tournaments and events, and using that portfolio it creates, distributes and commercialises a broad range of multimedia-ready sports content. This includes 30+ daily clips of Omnisport Uncut; raw, unedited content for broadcasters to incorporate into their news and sports programming; and daily sports bulletins of 26-minute and five-minute durations. Wider integration with Dalet across Perform’s multi-site network means that more content can be ingested and distributed by its production teams. Production Systems Administrator Mattias Dabo, who recently took over the administration of the Dalet Platform, comments on the intuitiveness of the Dalet MAM: “Having acted as project lead in migrating our Omnisport news team from Avid iNEWS to Dalet NRCS, I’ve found this to be both an exciting and educational project that has been aided by the intuitive interface provided in the Dalet MAM. I’m looking forward to further developments in our Dalet MAM platform and expanding our workflows globally.” “Perform installed Dalet to better manage its multiplatform production output worldwide, and we are excited to continue working with Perform to optimize the full power of the Dalet MAM capabilities,” says Chris Wright, general manager, Dalet UK. “Thanks to Dalet, they were able to consolidate the production infrastructure around fully integrated desktop-based tools to speed up turnaround for time-critical sports content. The centralized, shared database is perfectly suited to Perform’s localised and remote workflow collaboration needs, and the MAM is readily scalable and flexible to respond to the demands of growth – fast.” About Dalet Digital Media Systems Dalet software-based solutions enable media organizations to create, manage and distribute content faster and more efficiently, fully maximizing the value of assets. Dalet products are built on three distinct platforms that, when combined, form versatile business solutions that power end-to-end workflows for news, sports, program preparation, production, archive and radio. Individually, Dalet platforms and products offer targeted applications with key capabilities to address critical media workflow functions such as ingest, QC, edit, transcode and multiplatform distribution. The foundation for Dalet productivity-enhancing workflow solutions, Dalet Galaxy is the enterprise NRCS and MAM that unifies the content chain by managing assets, metadata, workflows and processes across multiple and diverse production and distribution systems. Specially tailored for news and media workflows, this unique technology platform helps broadcasters and media professionals increase productivity while providing operational and business visibility. Dalet AmberFin is the high-quality, scalable transcoding platform with fully integrated ingest, mastering, QC and review functionalities, enabling facilities to make great pictures in a scalable, reliable and interoperable way.
Addressing the demanding needs of studio production, multi-camera ingest, sports logging and highlights production, the innovative Dalet Brio video server platform combines density and cost-effectiveness with high reliability. Dalet supports customers from the initial planning stages to well beyond project execution. Our global presence includes 17 offices strategically located throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, North America and South America, and a network of more than 60 professional partners serving 87 countries worldwide. This collective experience and knowledge enables our customers to realize potential increases in productivity, efficiency and value of their assets. The comprehensive Dalet Care program ensures deployments remain up and running with 24/7 support 365 days a year. Dalet systems are used around the world by many thousands of individual users at hundreds of TV and Radio content producers, including public broadcasters (ABS-CBN, BBC, CBC, DR, FMM, France TV, RAI, RFI, Russia Today, RT Malaysia, VOA), commercial networks and operators (Canal+, FOX, eTV, MBC Dubai, MediaCorp, Mediaset, Orange, Time Warner Cable, Warner Bros, Sirius XM Radio), and government organizations (Canadian House of Commons, Australian Parliament and UK Parliament). Dalet is traded on the NYSE-EURONEXT stock exchange (Eurolist C): ISIN: FR0011026749, Bloomberg DLT:FP, Reuters: DALE.PA. Dalet® is a registered trademark of Dalet Digital Media Systems. All other products and trademarks mentioned herein belong to their respective owners. For more information on Dalet, visit www.dalet.com.
Dalet Makes the Assist for the San Jose Sharks
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of software-based solutions for media organizations, is powering game-day content production for National Hockey League (NHL) team San Jose Sharks. Deployed at the SAP Center at San Jose, CA, the turnkey Dalet Sports Pack solution for stadiums and arenas is based on the Dalet Galaxy MAM, Dalet Brio and Dalet AmberFin platforms. The robust package features all of the logging, cataloging, post-production and distribution tools required for high value, frictionless assembly, multiplatform distribution and tactical analysis of game-day media. “For less than $300,000 and in a very short period of time, the SAP Center was outfitted with a turnkey system that enables the Sharks to prepare and distribute massive amounts of content efficiently,” explained Arnaud Elnecave, director of products and packaged solutions division, Dalet.“The new installation allows the San Jose Sharks to meet the high production demands of a sports venue while creating the ultimate in fan engagement both within the SAP Center and via various social network channels. And because the content is associated with metadata, no longer will staff and coaches need to dig through hours of game footage to find plays, as the powerful Galaxy search engine can locate it in a matter of moments.” Dalet Sports Pack supports industry-standard metadata sources making it easy for hockey teams like the Sharks to associate their NHL logs and scoreboard metadata with the Dalet Brio-ingested content. Duane Yoslov, SVP at Diversified Systems, the system integrator that spearheaded the installation, commented on the fast rollout, “The turnkey system was a straightforward deployment. It took less than two months from the time we received the order to the time it was rolled out and up and running – a testament to both the San Jose Sharks’ can-do attitude towards fan engagement and the flexibility and interoperability of Dalet technology.” At the SAP Center at San Jose, Home of the San Jose Sharks, Dalet Brio, which features advanced ingest and playout capabilities, will be used to manage ingest of the venue’s eight camera feeds. To easily log this rapidly ingested content, staff can use Dalet Sports Logger with customizable sports-specific action buttons, a specialized application that is included in the solution. As ingests happen, the metadata-rich content is referenced in the Dalet Galaxy MAM catalog and stored on the NetApp shared storage. Thanks to the Dalet Xtend for Adobe Premiere module, the Shark’s five editors are connected directly to the Dalet Galaxy MAM content catalog, sharing and editing content even as it’s being recorded. All the key plays logged by sports loggers as well as metadata provide by others appear on the Premiere timeline as markers for any video recorded of the event, making a video editor’s job simple and efficient when editing multiple camera angles. The Dalet AmberFin transcoding farm will allow the Sharks to receive and export content in multiple formats. Staff can quickly send packages to YouTube, Twitter and other social networks under command of Dalet NetXchange. Both Dalet AmberFin and Dalet NetXchange ship as part of pre-integrated configuration. About Dalet Digital Media Systems Dalet software-based solutions enable media organizations to create, manage and distribute content faster and more efficiently, fully maximizing the value of assets. Dalet products are built on three distinct platforms that, when combined, form versatile business solutions that power end-to-end workflows for news, sports, program preparation, production, archive and radio. Individually, Dalet platforms and products offer targeted applications with key capabilities to address critical media workflow functions such as ingest, QC, edit, transcode and multiplatform distribution. The foundation for Dalet’s productivity-enhancing workflow solutions, Dalet Galaxy is the enterprise NRCS and MAM that unifies the content chain by managing assets, metadata, workflows and processes across multiple and diverse production and distribution systems. Specially tailored for news and media workflows, this unique technology platform helps broadcasters and media professionals increase productivity while providing operational and business visibility. Dalet AmberFin is the high-quality, scalable transcoding platform with fully integrated ingest, mastering, QC and review functionalities, enabling facilities to make great pictures in a scalable, reliable and interoperable way.
Addressing the demanding needs of studio production, multi-camera ingest, sports logging and highlights production, the innovative Dalet Brio video server platform combines density and cost-effectiveness with high reliability. Dalet supports customers from the initial planning stages to well beyond project execution. Our global presence includes 15 offices strategically located throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, North America and South America, and a network of more than 60 professional partners serving 87 countries worldwide. This collective experience and knowledge enables our customers to realize potential increases in productivity, efficiency and value of their assets. The comprehensive Dalet Care program ensures deployments remain up and running with 24/7 support 365 days a year. Dalet systems are used around the world by many thousands of individual users at hundreds of TV and Radio content producers, including public broadcasters (ABS-CBN, BBC, CBC, DR, FMM, France TV, RAI, RFI, Russia Today, RT Malaysia, VOA), commercial networks and operators (Canal+, FOX, eTV, MBC Dubai, MediaCorp, Mediaset, Orange, Time Warner Cable, Warner Bros, Sirius XM Radio), and government organizations (Canadian House of Commons, Australian Parliament and UK Parliament). Dalet is traded on the NYSE-EURONEXT stock exchange (Eurolist C): ISIN: FR0011026749, Bloomberg DLT:FP, Reuters: DALE.PA. Dalet® is a registered trademark of Dalet Digital Media Systems. All other products and trademarks mentioned herein belong to their respective owners. For more information on Dalet, visit www.dalet.com.
Dalet Empowers KEXP to Champion Tomorrow's Music
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading developer of Media Asset Management (MAM) solutions, software and services for content producers, has announced that KEXP has selected Dalet Radio Suite, powered by the Dalet Galaxy platform, to modernize and digitize its operations. KEXP is a Seattle, Washington, based radio station and arts organization renowned for featuring breaking new artists. KEXP approached Dalet to unify all of its media acquisition, production and delivery under a single advanced MAM platform with extensible and rich collaborative production and metadata tools to curate a continuously growing catalog of exclusive performances and music libraries. The Dalet solution will transform KEXP’s ability to create, manage and distribute a full range of live, recorded and on-demand audio and video content to enhance its brand’s reach across traditional and new media platforms. “At KEXP we pride ourselves on being one of the few radio stations tightly connected with artists,”says Kevin Cole, senior programming director. “We champion breakout bands not supported by commercial media outlets. Our mission is to help our audience of passionate and intelligent music fans discover and explore the best new music across all music genres.” “KEXP has leveraged open source music metadata repository MusicBrainz to build a metadata schema that allows us to capture detailed information about each artist, recording, genre and more,” says Chief Engineer Jamie Alls. “It enables us to store, index, search, distribute, re-distribute or associate with other content. All of this rich information will contribute to building a unique library that will serve the organization for many years to come. The decision to invest in Dalet is driven by our understanding of its ability to manage this entire process while working with external systems like MusicBrainz.” KEXP’s 43 DJs are widely recognized as experts in their field, presenting the newest emerging popular artists alongside established bands. Artists championed by the station include Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Nirvana and Soundgarden. KEXP’s varied programming mix includes a real-time on-demand playlist, a two-week archive of radio shows and an array of podcasts. KEXP also features in-studio performances and interviews transmitted live on air or pre-recorded, edited and then broadcast or made available on-demand. The Dalet installation lays the groundwork for the station to better leverage social media platforms for trends and analytics for on-air talent and programming to produce audience-driven playlists. “KEXP is a true visionary,” says Frederic Roux, director of sales, USA & Canada, Dalet. “Its approach to transforming a radio station into a true multimedia production with connected audiences is a major leap forward. We are very proud to be part of this high-profile project and help deliver the technical foundation that will allow KEXP to shape the next generation of its operations and content distribution.” Roux continues, “Dalet Galaxy is an open and scalable platform built on a flexible workflow engine and central repository. It orchestrates any complex combination of automated processes and human tasks, taking away the complexity of technical operations to allow a focus on the user experience and business process, increasing productivity, quality and reach.” Dalet Galaxy is a production, playout and distribution system designed for media convergence, underpinned by the powerful workflow engine of the Galaxy platform. The integration at KEXP provides a complete digital environment, enabling smooth integration with a number of key third-party applications. All pre-recorded programs and audio/video content production for commercials, station promos or jingles will be created using Adobe® Audition® or Avid® ProTools®. Audition and ProTools users will push files and associate metadata to the Galaxy central repository where it will be indexed, stored and synchronized with the MusicBrainz database. About KEXP KEXP is one of the most influential listener-supported non-profit music media organizations in North America. More than 200,000 listeners from around the world tune in to the station each week over the air and online. On KEXP's YouTube channel, videos of exclusive in-studio performances garner more than 1.7 million views per week. KEXP produces over 500 live performances each year. For more information, please visit www.kexp.org. About Dalet Digital Media Systems Dalet software-based solutions enable media organizations to create, manage and distribute content faster and more efficiently, fully maximizing the value of assets. Dalet products are built on three distinct platforms that, when combined, form versatile business solutions that power end-to-end workflows for news, sports, program preparation, production, archive and radio. Individually, Dalet platforms and products offer targeted applications with key capabilities to address critical media workflow functions such as ingest, QC, edit, transcode and multiplatform distribution. The foundation for Dalet’s productivity-enhancing workflow solutions, Dalet Galaxy is the enterprise NRCS and MAM that unifies the content chain by managing assets, metadata, workflows and processes across multiple and diverse production and distribution systems. Specially tailored for news and media workflows, this unique technology platform helps broadcasters and media professionals increase productivity while providing operational and business visibility. Dalet AmberFin is the high-quality, scalable transcoding platform with fully integrated ingest, mastering, QC and review functionalities, enabling facilities to make great pictures in a scalable, reliable and interoperable way.
Addressing the demanding needs of studio production, multi-camera ingest, sports logging and highlights production, the innovative Dalet Brio video server platform combines density and cost-effectiveness with high reliability. Dalet supports customers from the initial planning stages to well beyond project execution. Our global presence includes 15 offices strategically located throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, North America and South America, and a network of more than 60 professional partners serving 87 countries worldwide. This collective experience and knowledge enables our customers to realize potential increases in productivity, efficiency and value of their assets. The comprehensive Dalet Care program ensures deployments remain up and running with 24/7 support 365 days a year. Dalet systems are used around the world by many thousands of individual users at hundreds of TV and Radio content producers, including public broadcasters (ABS-CBN, BBC, CBC, DR, France TV, RAI, RFI, Russia Today, RT Malaysia, VOA), commercial networks and operators (Antena 3, Canal+, FOX, eTV, MBC Dubai, MediaCorp, Mediaset, Orange, Time Warner Cable, Warner Bros, Sirius XM Radio), and government organizations (Canadian House of Commons, Finnish Parliament, Australian Parliament). Dalet is traded on the NYSE-EURONEXT stock exchange (Eurolist C): ISIN: FR0011026749, Bloomberg DLT:FP, Reuters: DALE.PA.
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment LTD. Selects Dalet Sports Factory as MAM Solution
Dalet Digital Media Systems today announced that Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. (MLSE) has chosen Dalet Sports Factory as the end-to-end Media Asset Management (MAM) platform for all content related to its in-house production and television broadcasts for its professional sports teams which include the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Toronto Maple Leafs, National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Toronto Raptors, Major League Soccer’s (MLS) Toronto FC, and the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Toronto Marlies. Dalet Sports Factory combines a robust MAM platform and workflow engine with built-in Dalet tools that streamline sports production from ingest and logging through broadcasting and archiving. The Dalet MAM content catalog manages media, essence files and metadata across different systems in the organization, storing and tracking contextual sets of associated multimedia of all kinds along with metadata, including time-coded locators. The catalog provides ultimate flexibility with easily customizable metadata schemes to satisfy every type of sports and media organization and make assets available across the entire enterprise – using Dalet tools or existing/new 3rd party business/broadcast systems. The first phase of the project at MLSE’s Broadcast Centre in Toronto will involve aggregating years worth of existing metadata and critical information from legacy records of the four teams into the centralized Dalet MAM catalogue. “We have a tremendous amount of very valuable and historic content,” said Chris Hebb, Senior Vice President of Content for MLSE. “Over the years we’ve attempted to manage the content through a document system, but it has been a siloed process, making it difficult to search and find content when we need it. Dalet’s system will centralize our content and organize it in a meaningful way that makes it accessible and easy to distribute across multiple platforms.” “MLSE owns some incredibly high-profile franchises and we’re excited to be working with them as they generate more exciting programming for their loyal fans,” says Frederic Roux, Director of Sales, Dalet, US. “We hear all the time about how ‘just the right clip’ can add depth and dimension to sports coverage. Remote crews in particular complain about how cumbersome it can be to locate previous game footage for game coverage or half-time shows. With Sports Factory, it is far easier to bring those clips into live or post production. Assets are fully searchable from the centralized catalog, all it takes is a simple browser to search, find then preview the clip whether you’re in at Air Canada Centre or in a remote truck. The clip can be pushed to an NLE for fast turnarounds. When content is more accessible, it’s more valuable.” Designed on modern IT capabilities, open standards and SOA architecture, Dalet Sports Factory is enterprise-ready for high performance in multisystem organizations. The underlying MAM layer unifies different broadcast and business systems to provide a fluid, cohesive workflow. At MLSE, some of the systems which will be integrated with the Dalet MAM include EVS XT® video servers, DataDirect Network storage, Harris Nexio® servers, Rhozet transcoding farm, Avid® and Apple Final Cut Pro® NLEs. Broadcast consultant and reseller Majortech will assist in the Dalet MAM deployment. About Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. (MLSE) is one of the world's premier sports and entertainment companies and owns the Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL), the Toronto Raptors (NBA), the Toronto Marlies (AHL), Toronto FC (MLS), Air Canada Centre, Maple Leaf Square and three digital channels – Leafs TV, NBA TV Canada and GOLTV Canada. MLSE operates and manages events at Ricoh Coliseum and BMO Field. About Dalet Dalet solutions enable broadcasters and media professionals to create, manage and distribute content to both traditional and new media channels, including interactive TV, the Web and mobile networks. Dalet combines into a single system a robust and proven Asset Management platform with advanced metadata capabilities; a configurable workflow engine, and a comprehensive set of purpose-built creative and production tools. This integrated and open environment enables end-to-end management of the entire News and Sport and Program content chain, and allows users to significantly improve efficiency, and to maximize the use and value of their assets. Dalet’s solutions are delivered through a dedicated Professional and Integration Services Department to ensure the highest possible standards. Dalet systems are used around the world by many thousands of individual users at hundreds of TV and Radio content producers, including public broadcasters (ABS-CBN, BBC, CBC, DR, France TV, RTBF, RFI, Russia Today, RSR & TSR, RT Malaysia, VOA, WDR), commercial networks and operators (Antena 3, Canal+, FOX, eTV, Mediaset, Orange, Time Warner Cable, Warner Bros., Sirius XM Radio) and government organizations (Queensland JAG, Canadian House of Commons, The European Commission). Dalet is traded on the NYSE-EURONEXT stock exchange (Eurolist C): ISIN: FR0011026749, Bloomberg DLT:FP, Reuters: DALE.PA. Dalet is a registered trademark of Dalet Digital Media Systems. All other trademarks and products mentioned herein belong to their respective owners. For more information on Dalet, visit www.dalet.com
Dalet goes to the Super Bowl with CBS Sports
Dalet Digital Media Systems, an independent software vendor and a leading provider of media asset management and digital production tools, today announced that CBS Sports has implemented DaletPlus Newswire to manage scripts and rundowns for their widely popular sports programs including NFL Today, College Football, College Basketball, and to cover big events such as Super Bowl XLI and March Madness. “DaletPlus Newswire was deployed easily and quickly with virtually no disruption to our operation,” comments Mrs. Grace Mayoral, CBS Sports. “The addition of Dalet has simplified the production process enabling us to better manage our fast breaking sport programs.” “A key benefit here is the ability to add the Dalet solution to the existing environment, helping improve the workflow without restructuring the operation,” explains Mr. Benjamin Desbois, General Manager of Dalet Digital Media Systems US. “The open approach of Dalet enables our customers to move to a file-based workflow with a more open environment one step at a time – incorporating the latest technological advancements whilst integrating with existing third party systems.” Installed in November 2006, the Dalet newsroom computer system was up and running within two weeks. The advanced rundown management includes comprehensive control over teleprompters and automatic live updates; effortlessly handling on the fly modifications, including to the on air script. When on the road covering events such as Super Bowl XLI in Miami, the Dalet application enables CBS Sports to work remotely on the WAN as well as quickly synchronize all their remote systems and the main server in New York. Keeping all the systems “in sync” offers the crew both backup security and streamlined production process for teams in the facility and on site at stadiums. About Dalet Digital Media Systems Founded in 1990, Dalet Digital Media Systems is a leading independent software vendor dedicated to providing Enterprise Media Platforms (EMP) to broadcasters, production houses, corporations, government and non profit organizations. Traded on the EURONEXT stock exchange (Eurolist C – ISIN FR0000076176 – Reuters (DALE.PA), Dalet has offices in the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific and operates worldwide through a network of distributors and independent consultants. Dalet software is used in 50 countries by over 1,700 customers including a number of the largest public and private broadcast networks on the planet. For More Information For more information on Dalet, visit www.dalet.com or contact: Zazil Media Group Janice Dolan (p) +1 617 817 6595 (e) janice@zazilmediagroup.com