Russian Broadcaster MIR TV Completes Phase One Of Transformation

Russian Broadcaster MIR TV completed phase one of their tapeless newsroom initiative by leveraging Dalet Enterprise Edition

Dalet announced today that MIR TV, a CIS owned channel, has completed phase one of their tapeless newsroom initiative leveraging Dalet Enterprise Edition, the integrated newsroom, automation and Media Asset Management (MAM) solution. Stage one of the roll out equips MIR TV with Dalet’s comprehensive newsroom computer system (NRCS) and mass ingest tools underpinned by the Dalet Workflow Engine and MAM platform. Digital archives are also part of the launch and are fully integrated into the Dalet MAM framework. The new file-based workflow aggregates news content and associated metadata into a centralized location with integrated enterprise search tools for quickly locating and retrieving assets.

“We have already experienced a significant increase in production efficiencies. Streamlining content capture has allowed us to more accurately track content metadata. This drastically improves the ability search and ultimately the availability of content and its reuse,” said Radik Batyrshin, Chairman of MIR TV. “We look forward completing the transformation and realizing the benefits of an end-to-end production workflow that will better serve the growing viewer multiplatform consumption demands.”

Working with Dalet on the installation is System Integrator I.S.P.A.-Engineering.

“Dalet is highly committed to the Russian and CIS broadcast market. Their multi-faceted professional services team is an extension of our own. This ensures clients receive the best in both broadcast technology and service delivery,” comments Nikolay Morozov, Key Account Manager, I.S.P.A.-Engineering. “With expansive system deployments like MIR TV, the human element of working together is just as important as the choice of technology. We win on both fronts with Dalet.”

Upon completion, the re-engineered MIR TV operation will feature an end-to-end story-centric production workflow. Dalet will provide the single point of entry for journalists to access video, audio, text, graphics, web links, wires, planning information and more. The underlying Dalet Workflow Engine and MAM platform will facilitate technical complexities, status alerts and conversions; simplifying both content management and repurposing for multi-platform use.

“Dalet’s technology is not only about open and integrated systems. It is about our story-centric approach that enables news organizations to re-engineer production and distribution workflows to achieve their business goals of today and tomorrow,” comments Stephane Schlayen, Chief Operating Officer, Dalet SA. “MIR TV is leveraging Dalet’s agile platform to re-organize their processes and transform the way they work. The net result is a much more collaborative workflow that incorporates forward-thinking IT and broadcast concepts – story-centric production, transfer automation, multi-directional delivery, etc..- optimizing efficiencies and achieving their business objectives.”


About MIR TV

Created in 1992 by the members of CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States), MIR TV has become a unique TV project, comparable with Euronews. Countries-founders of the CIS include Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Moldavia, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. MIR TV content satisfies the needs of wide-range TV-viewers of different ages. News are broadcasted hourly; analytical, documentary, educational and cultural programs are widely represented on the channel. Based in Moscow, MIR TV has affiliates in the 9 countries of former Soviet Union and broadcasts on 24-hour base in 14 countries including Russia, CIS, Georgia and Baltic states covering 1200 cities with potential audience over 56 million people.


About I.S.P.A.-Engineering

I.S.P.A.-Engineering is one of the leading Russian system integrators and suppliers of equipment and solutions for such professional spheres as television, telecommunications, cinema technologies, show business, radio and IP broadcasting. Over 21 years of its history the company has accumulated broad experience in building technical facilities of various functional complexity and purpose in Russia and CIS.

I.S.P.A.-Engineering provides a wide range of professional services, including project management, system design and engineering, equipment delivery, installation, service maintenance and support, HR. A team of over 600 employees – highly skilled managers, installers, engineers and field service engineers – successfully implement all projects using the most advanced technologies, technical backup and a complete range of present-day services on the market. Well-coordinated efforts and expertise of I.S.P.A. team enables them to come up to the customer’s expectations in any project, either big or small.


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, RSR & TSR, RT Malaysia, VOA, WDR), commercial networks and operators (Antena 3, Canal +, FOX, eTV, Orange, Time Warner Cable, Warner Bros., Sirius XM Radio) and government organizations (Queensland JAG, Canadian House of Commons, The European Commission).

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