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Dalet Digital Media Systems announced today that the Radio Télévision Belge Francophone (RTBF) has chosen Dalet Enterprise Edition as its Digital Asset Management platform so as to optimize the digitization of its radio and television operations. Dalet Enterprise Edition will be used to index, catalogue and harmonize content in this multiuser, multiplatform environment. This deployment is part of the NUMPROD project which targets the overall digitization of the French-speaking public broadcaster of Belgium.
“As part of its strategic NUMPROD project, the RTBF has chosen Dalet as its Digital Asset Management platform, explains Mrs. Cécile Gonfroid, Director of TV production at the Radio Télévision Belge Francophone. This priority project will ensure our transition to a tapeless environment but also provide the RTBF with a multiplatform content distribution platform. Dalet meets the criteria that RTBF was seeking in terms of content management, media essence and metadata management, and provides a flexible, innovative platform.”
“The choice of the RTBF proves the relevance that Dalet tools have for large public broadcasters, comments Mr. Stéphane Schlayen, Chief Operating Officer of Dalet. Because it is designed as a modular system, Dalet Enterprise Edition provides both a production and integration platform and as such, simplifies the deployment of large scale, enterprise projects.”
At the RTBF, Dalet Enterprise Edition will act both as a newsroom computer system and as a digital asset management platform. Journalists and producers will have access to all available information sources—agency wire feeds as well as video sources—so as to prepare scripts, rundowns and stories for their shows and newscasts. The Dalet Enterprise Edition Application Programming Interface (API) as well as a set of MOS gateways will facilitate the integration of this editorial platform with a number of third party systems including EVS ingest and playout servers, ORAD computer graphics, AVID non linear editing systems and a FrontPorch Digital archiving platform. Two distinct phases are planned for implementation: once a proof of concept finalized and validated, a total of 300 Dalet workstations will be deployed across RTBF facilities.
The RTBF is an independent public corporation with a cultural mission. Its statutory independence, rights and obligations are contractually guaranteed, and defined with the French-speaking Community.
The decree which defines the status of the RTBF states a number of missions. The corporation must provide the French-speaking Community with radio and television broadcast services that value:
Youth specific programming.
The RTBF promotes the cultural development of the French-speaking community of Belgium and of the international French-speaking community. It must ensure that the quality and diversity of its programs address the largest possible public and promotes social cohesion whilst meeting the requirements of socio-cultural minorities. Its programming must reflect current ideas with no cultural, racial, ideological, sexual, philosophical or religious discrimination and with no social segregation.
The corporation accomplishes a significant effort in terms of creation with a specific focus on productions that value the heritage of the French speaking community and of regional specificities. RTBF programming is primarily based on its own original productions.
As a member of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), a partner of TV5, Arte and Euronews, the RTBF operates six radio channels and three television stations.
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 increases 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, Russia Today, 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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For more information about the RTBF, contact:
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