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Sep 11, 2018
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A town square for Europe
Renowned news innovator Deborah Turness reveals how she is harnessing new tech, platforms and formats to bring Euronews into the heart of the story and how she turned NBC back into a number one ‘challenger brand’.

A town square for Europe

Renowned news innovator Deborah Turness reveals how she is harnessing new tech, platforms and formats to bring Euronews into the heart of the story and how she turned NBC back into a number one ‘challenger brand’.

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Euronews and Dalet Nominated for the IBC2018 Innovation Award
Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, announced today that they have been shortlisted alongside Euronews for the IBC2018 Innovation Awards content creation category. Lauded as one of the most coveted awards in the media industry, the competitive competition celebrates technical and creative excellence, acknowledging collaboration between organizations like Euronews and Dalet to achieve clever and innovative solutions for real business challenges. “We are honored to be nominated for the IBC2018 Innovation Award with our technology partner Dalet,” says Francois Schmitt, COO, Euronews. “With the help of Dalet and our other partners, we were able to achieve our vision and become the world’s first truly ‘Glocal’ news channels, providing our audiences important global headlines with perspectives and viewpoints relevant to their regions, cultures and communities. We thank the IBC Innovation Award judges for recognizing this incredible technical feat and Dalet for working alongside with us on this exciting journey." Euronews had been addressing the region’s need for multilingual programming by providing a single channel of news programming with identical video and English-only graphics delivered to countries with 12 different language versions. Groundbreaking when Euronews had originally launched in 1993, the “Multiplex” approach to broadcasting lacked the ability to adapt programming to the specific needs of individual countries, a limitation for today’s viewers who crave customized content. With multiculturalism as a core value, management sought to better connect global content with local audiences, transforming Euronews into a “Glocal” media brand. “This project perfectly coincides with Dalet’s values of innovation, passion, and multiculturalism,” comments Johann Zemmour, general manager, EMEA & APAC at Dalet. “Collaborating with the same ideals and vision, we were able to leverage the advanced media asset management and orchestration capabilities of the Dalet Galaxy platform to construct one of the world’s most technically advanced newsrooms, empowering Euronews journalists to collaborate and turn any local or global topic into compelling news stories with perspectives and insights that resonate with their respective audiences.” The legacy Euronews infrastructure had limited news to a “one-size-fits-all” with journalists relying on technicians to package non-localized news story with 11 voice-overs. The lack of system integration pushed news air times to an hour or more. To transform the operation, Euronews implemented Dalet’s component-based workflow powered by the Dalet Galaxy Media Asset Management and Orchestration platform, featuring federated editorial tools that empower the 500 journalists and a workflow engine that maximizes and automates complex, custom content delivery operations. The successful Euronews transformation, which saw no change in staff, increased television content production by 100%, feeding its newly launched 12 individual channels fresh content with a local perspective. It also increased Euronews digital content output by 20%, growing its online audiences by 66%. “We are incredibly proud that the Euronews project has been shortlisted for an IBC Innovation Award and want to extend our appreciation to our technical partners on the project, PEAKS, who we collaborated with closely to bring the Euronews vision to life, and Adobe,” adds Zemmour. Technical project partner PEAKS provided a total redesign of the Euronews website and Dalet Galaxy integrated CMS to achieve a true 360° Newsroom that can produce up to 350 stories a day, reaching more than 13.5 million digital-users. To learn more about Dalet and Euronews, please download the customer story and watch the video at: https://www.dalet.com/customer-stories/euronews. You can also visit Dalet at IBC2018 on stand 8.B77. Dalet at IBC 2018 Dalet will be exhibiting its Dalet Galaxy five platform alongside new technology innovations Dalet Media Cortex and Dalet OnePlay at IBC2018 on stand 8.B77. IBC2018 attendees can book a private demonstration or workflow consultation with a Dalet expert to learn more about Dalet Galaxy five, Dalet Media Cortex, and Dalet OnePlay feature highlights. About Dalet Digital Media Systems Dalet solutions and services enable media organisations to create, manage and distribute content faster and more efficiently, fully maximising the value of assets. Based on an agile foundation, Dalet offers rich collaborative tools empowering end-to-end workflows for news, sports, program preparation, post-production, archives and enterprise content management, radio, education, governments and institutions. Dalet platforms are scalable and modular. They offer targeted applications with key capabilities to address critical functions of small to large media operations - such as planning, workflow orchestration, ingest, cataloguing, editing, chat & notifications, transcoding, play out automation, multi-platform distribution and analytics. Dalet solutions and services are used around the world at hundreds of content producers and distributors, including public broadcasters (BBC, CBC, France TV, RAI, RFI, Russia Today, RT Malaysia, SBS Australia, VOA), commercial networks and operators (Canal+, FOX, MBC Dubai, Mediacorp, Mediaset, Orange, Charter Spectrum, Warner Bros, Sirius XM Radio) and government organisations (UK Parliament, NATO, United Nations, Veterans Affairs, NASA). 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.
Dalet Orchestrates Media Intelligence and Reveals Next-Gen Studio Automation at IBC2018
Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for media organizations and content professionals, today announced that it will showcase the latest version of its flagship Dalet Galaxy five platform for Media Asset Management (MAM) and Workflow Orchestration, along with two major product introductions: the Dalet Media Cortex AI services and the Dalet OnePlay new-generation studio automation solution, at the upcoming IBC2018 exhibition held in Amsterdam from September 14–18, 2018 (stand 8.B77). “Today’s media businesses need to become more data-driven and build new paths to go direct to their consumers,” comments Arnaud Elnecave, vice president of marketing, Dalet. “This starts with a strategic investment in an open, agile technology platform with core workflow orchestration capabilities that enables a cohesive, agile digital media supply chain and puts content personalization at the forefront of the workflow design.” Elnecave elaborates, “The new products we announce at IBC2018 tackle strategic areas of your operations, bringing the entire value proposition of Dalet Galaxy five yet a level higher for your business. Dalet Media Cortex introduces tailored, managed cognitive services that will maximize the usability and effectiveness of your content at every step of its life cycle. Dalet OnePlay will augment shows by further optimizing the operational efficiency of your productions while enabling a much richer and personalized multiplatform experience for audiences." A nominee alongside Euronews for the coveted IBC2018 Innovation Awards content creation category, Dalet will showcase the new version of the market-leading Dalet Galaxy five MAM and Workflow Orchestration platform, introducing the following major enhancements: Dalet Media Cortex - Orchestrated AI Services for Media Workflows Unveiled at IBC2018, the new Dalet Media Cortex SaaS enables Dalet Galaxy five customers to connect and consume AI services on demand in a pay-as-you-go model. For media organizations to get full business value from their AI investment and operate at scale, they need the right method and the appropriate platform. Dalet Media Cortex makes it simple and effective. It connects and orchestrates smart combinations of cognitive services while managing all the complexity of data alignment. The AI-generated data is displayed at various levels of the Dalet Galaxy five application, in a set of new intuitive UIs, to provide contextual, actionable insights and recommendations to the users. Dalet OnePlay - Modern Automated Studio Production Dalet will also unveil Dalet OnePlay at IBC2018, a new-generation studio automation solution designed to modernize live production with synchronized multiplatform distribution. An extension of the Dalet Galaxy five platform, Dalet OnePlay fully leverages the MAM, NRCS and workflow orchestration capabilities to open up new forms of collaboration inside productions, automating more complex events, and eventually helping create new forms of audience engagement and revenue opportunities while optimizing costs. Dalet OnePlay benefits any sho production, making it an ideal solution for newscasts, sports magazines, live and live-to-tape studio shows. Dalet OnePlay’s modern and efficient UI and UX combined with the agile Dalet Galaxy five News Production and Workflow Orchestration platform enables custom live production workflows with more advanced collaboration and unrivaled operational flexibility, way beyond traditional automated production control solutions. Cloud, Remote Editing and IMF Workflows In addition to the new AI and studio automation product introductions, Dalet Galaxy five features several important enhancements that will be showcased at IBC. For hybrid on-premises and cloud deployments, the platform offers auto-scaling capabilities to balance infrastructure load and optimize costs. This new feature allows selected media processes to scale up and down automatically, according to a combination of process predictions, business rules and real-time demand. Dalet will also showcase new remote editing capabilities that leverage the AWS infrastructure as a service resource. Dalet OneCut editors - such as journalists working in the field - can connect to the central bureau or facility to search and browse content, seamlessly mix it on their timeline with locally stored content (even in offline mode), and offload the rendering to the central site. Elnecave adds, “The real advantage of leveraging AWS for remote editing is in the user experience. For editors connecting from the field or from another facility, the combination of S3 storage and Cloudfront gives a much more efficient workflow and a more fluid editing UX.” A pioneer of component-based workflows, including IMF workflows industrialization, Dalet Galaxy five creates real business opportunities for global distribution. Key Dalet Galaxy five MAM and Orchestration functionality stores rich technical metadata, with workflow design tools, to automate IMF processes such as complex CPLs creation/rendering and supplemental IMF Packages management. Shown at IBC are new Dalet WebSpace tools for preview, review and approval of all objects of an IMF package, including the CPL, with a glance at the Video Timeline available on any web client, eliminating the need for mastering tools. IBC2018 attendees can book a private demonstration or workflow consultation with a Dalet expert to learn more about Dalet Galaxy five, Dalet Media Cortex and Dalet OnePlay feature highlights. Dalet Press Briefings at IBC Show 2018 To schedule a press briefing with Dalet, please contact Nick Govoni at nick@zazilmediagroup.com. About Dalet Digital Media Systems Dalet solutions and services enable media organisations to create, manage and distribute content faster and more efficiently, fully maximising the value of assets. Based on an agile foundation, Dalet offers rich collaborative tools empowering end-to-end workflows for news, sports, program preparation, post-production, archives and enterprise content management, radio, education, governments and institutions. Dalet platforms are scalable and modular. They offer targeted applications with key capabilities to address critical functions of small to large media operations - such as planning, workflow orchestration, ingest, cataloguing, editing, chat & notifications, transcoding, play out automation, multi-platform distribution and analytics. Dalet solutions and services are used around the world at hundreds of content producers and distributors, including public broadcasters (BBC, CBC, France TV, RAI, RFI, Russia Today, RT Malaysia, SBS Australia, VOA), commercial networks and operators (Canal+, FOX, MBC Dubai, Mediacorp, Mediaset, Orange, Charter Spectrum, Warner Bros, Sirius XM Radio) and government organisations (UK Parliament, NATO, United Nations, Veterans Affairs, NASA). 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.
Dalet Boosts Social Media for the Newsroom at NAB 2018
Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, announced today it will showcase at NAB 2018 (booth SL8010) new capabilities for producers and journalists to tackle the rapidly growing role of social media in the newsroom. “Reuters Institute Digital News Report * stated that in 2017 more than 51% of those sampled (in the US) get news via social media networks. This was up five percentage points from 2016 and twice as many from 2013,” explains Arnaud Elnecave, vice president of marketing at Dalet. “In order to keep pace with today’s hyper-active non-stop news cycle and audiences’ desire for new forms of content interactions, Dalet has interwoven social media functions into every facet of the newsroom. From using social media as a source, all the way to engaging audiences in complementary experiences, this new suite tools have been designed for publishers to very simply and effectively treat social media as an integrated part of their overall day to day operations, alongside traditional outlets.” Powered by the Dalet Galaxy five Media Asset Management, Workflow Orchestration and Editorial platform, the newly revved Dalet Social Media Framework enables editorial teams to harvest, aggregate, analyze, produce and deliver fast-paced news to social media networks, while the rest of the platform helps free up editorial time by further automating business as usual for the more traditional outlets. New Dalet Social Framework capabilities available with the Dalet Galaxy five release and shown at NAB 2018 include: Aggregator: This new feature offers a friendly and efficient UI to use social threads as news sources. Journalists can simply subscribe to topics they need to follow. The module automatically aggregates and displays matching threads. Track story popularity: Real-time engagement data presented in familiar social media style data lets journalists know how their posts are performing with audiences and assists in gauging new story angles. Support for Facebook business pages: In addition to the ability to publish to Facebook personal accounts, journalists can now publish to business pages with full control over draft or as a final post. Advanced social media staging: The new feature allows to time and schedule posts either solo or alongside a developing story (before, during and after a story airs). It also includes the ability to submit and approve social media stories. Emoji library: A 6,000 character Emoji library used by Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat communicators is now part of the Dalet Social Media Framework. News Production, Creation and Distribution for a Multimedia World The flexible Dalet Galaxy five platform allows news operations to either distribute to social media via a traditional CMS integration or to connect directly to Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. This increases the speed in which news is delivered to a global audience and gives journalists full control over their news engagement with the audience. For more information on Dalet Social Media Framework, please visit http://www.dalet.com/solutions/social-media-framework. * N. Newman, R. Fletcher, A. Kalogeropoulos, D. A. L. Levy, R. Kleis Nielsen (2017). Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2017. Retrieved from this link on April 4th, 2018. Schedule a Private Press Briefing with Dalet at NAB 2018 Members of the NAB registered press are invited to request a private press briefing with Dalet at NAB 2018. For more information, please contact Alex Molina at alex@zazilmediagroup.com. 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, 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 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.
Bayerischer Rundfunk Selects Dalet Galaxy for News Production
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of software solutions and services for media organizations, today announced that Bayerischer Rundfunk, a member of the German Public Broadcast Group ARD, has selected Dalet Galaxy for its news production platform. Working with long-time technology partner, Thum + Mahr GmbH, who is the general contractor for the project, Dalet met the extensive tender requirements by providing a Media Asset Management-driven editorial platform that integrates video production and automates key ingest and distribution workflows. Described as a strategic project by Bayerischer Rundfunk, the Production Management System is an important step in the implementation of future-oriented strategies for the latest editorial team workflows. Bayerischer Rundfunk will utilise the advanced Dalet Galaxy API to integrate a number of third-party systems including ingest servers, production storage and Adobe Premiere Pro CC editors. The integrated Dalet Workflow Engine will serve to automate Bayerischer Rundfunk's custom ingest and distribution workflows. “Fragmented editorial workflows are inefficient and costly. Dalet Galaxy is the ideal platform to not only connect news teams for optimal efficiency, but innovate the way in which they orchestrate their internal workflows and manage content,” states Johann Zemmour, director of sales EMEA & APAC, Dalet. “As the trend is to shift away from siloed productions, news broadcasters need integrated solutions that help them harness the potential of the multi-platform distribution world. Dalet’s proven MAM-driven editorial platform met stringent requirements of workflow orchestration, metadata management and seamless third-party integration to help BR make the shift.” Stefan Mertens, managing director (COO) at Thum + Mahr, concludes: "We are proud to have been contracted by Bayerischer Rundfunk together with our technology partner, Dalet, for such an important workflow and technology transformation project within BR." The Dalet installation, which will be spearheaded by Thum + Mahr, will include the Dalet Galaxy media asset management platform with extensive metadata tracking across systems and sub-systems; Dalet Workflow Engine for automating ingest and distribution workflows; Dalet Webspace for web-based content search and retrieve; and Dalet Xtend to connect Adobe Premiere Pro CC into the news production workflow with fast news production capabilities: "edit while ingest" and "export/play while render." About Thum + Mahr Thum+Mahr GmbH is a leading systems integrator and solution architect in the fields of broadcasting and media technology, specialising in multimedia News Room integration, media workflow solutions and Radio automation and mixing systems integration. The company has locations in Monheim am Rhein and a Paris office as well as business partners in Munich, London, Dubai and Singapore with a team of 50 employees. With a powerful spectrum of services consisting of consulting, systems integration and service & support, Thum+Mahr offers a holistic expertise in the design, development, implementation and support of media technology infrastructures. As an independent, private limited company we are not tied to any other manufacturers or equipment suppliers meaning we are well placed to provide impartial advice and supplying the most appropriate technology to meet our customer's requirements. Thum+Mahr´s customers are TV and Radio broadcasters around the world, including: BBC, BBC World Service, RTL Group, Radio France, FMM, RFI, ARD Group, BR, hr, MDR, NDR, rbb, SWR, WDR, ORF, RT Malaysia, All India Radio, ERTU, and Polski Radio. 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.
Euronews Selects Dalet to Power Multilingual News Outlet
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of software-based solutions for media organizations, today announced that Euronews has signed a contract for a Dalet news solution to facilitate production and playout of its linear and non-linear products. Operating as one channel that broadcasts in 13 languages, Euronews will use Dalet to meet the needs of the Euronews' group development. The sizeable installation will support 200 simultaneous users and feature all three Dalet technology platforms – Dalet Galaxy (media logistics/asset management), Dalet AmberFin (media orchestration/processing) and Dalet Brio (I/O environment) across several sites. “Today, we have various components that are ‘glued’ together using our own internal tools. It is not efficient in terms of dealing with the various languages, supporting special productions and tracking important asset metadata. It also does not support the transformation of our workflows,” comments François Schmitt, COO, Euronews. “Dalet is providing an agile, cohesive system that bends with the ebb and flow of our newsroom needs. The unified platform provides centralized access to content, which is critical for each language to cross leverage for their own news purpose. Equally as important, the flow of content will be seamless and ubiquitous from acquisition to distribution to archive, making the Euronews operations much more efficient.” Euronews's sister channel, Africanews recently installed a Dalet solution for their news operations, achieving a fluid operation that gives Euronews the confidence to choose Dalet technical capabilities and experience in news workflows. Dalet beat out industry brands Quantel and Avid to win the deal. “Dalet pioneered the integrated newsroom system almost a decade ago and is able to offer a very advanced, yet mature platform with skilled technologists who have vast experience in deploying systems both small and large,” comments Stephane Schlayen, COO, Dalet. “Our Galaxy platform enables customers to unify the traditional newsroom siloes of NRCS, NPS (News Production Systems) and MAM delivering a solid foundation for the business of modern news.” Once deployed, the unified production will offer federated tools standardizing ingest, logging editing, graphics, planning and distribution across all Euronews' products, with the Dalet Workflow Engine to automate and orchestrate complex workflows and data migrations. Dalet APIs will integrate the wide-range of in-house tools including the custom-built CMS. The flexible architecture combined with centralized content repository will allow Euronews to better manage the multi-site workflows planned for four different offices (Lyon, Brussels, Athens and Budapest). Schmitt adds, “Not only did we need better integration across our facility, we needed a way to connect our independent journalists out in the field to what was happening in the newsroom. Dalet WebSpace brings them into our news operations, offering all the necessary tools and access to the central repository and archives to build their own story from anywhere in the world.” Other must-have capabilities included Dalet OneCut with local proxy editing, Dalet Cube burn-in graphics control, and the ability to do voiceovers with Dalet WebSpace in the field. 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. About Euronews Euronews offers a unique perspective on world events through factual analysis and its unique mission: empowering people all around the globe by bringing the diversity of viewpoints. Because all views matter, Euronews is "All Views". Euronews has established itself in Europe, where it is the most-watched international news channel; and worldwide, where it is consumed by 52 million people daily and 296 million monthly (source: TV + digital / source Global Web Index Q2 2016). Euronews Group: Euronews was launched in 1993 from Lyon (France) and Africanews, the first pan-African multilingual and independent news outlet, in April 2016 from Pointe-Noire (Congo-Brazzaville).
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.
Future Broadcast Stars Pilot Dalet Newsroom in the Cloud at NAB 2015
Lights, Camera, Action – CLOUD. A newsroom in the cloud to be exact: and, for those who knew about it, a stand-out highlight of NAB 2015. While the industry is buzzing about professional applications for Cloud, we are making the big ideas a reality. At the big show in Las Vegas, journalism and communications students from local universities were given tablets loaded with Dalet On-the-Go – a mobile app designed for journalists in the field to stay fully connected to a Dalet newsroom running on a cloud-based infrastructure. The student journalists covered highlights from the NAB show floor, landing interviews with CEO’s and getting product demonstrations. In addition to serving as an educational activity for the students, the Newsroom in the Cloud was a real-life case study that revealed the opportunities and challenges that arise when using cloud technology to facilitate coverage of event-driven news. For the first time ever, students – who were also brand new to Dalet tools – operated an end-to-end news production, from story assignments to reporting on the scene to final output via news broadcast and social media. To get the students up and running, chief editor of the Cloud Newsroom (and Customer Advocate at Dalet) Jonathan Coutts-Zawadzki, used embedded tools in the Dalet Galaxy-based system to aggregate content from Twitter and RSS feeds to determine which exhibitor announcements would be worth covering – much in the same way a newsroom’s assignment desk monitors and assigns stories. Students would receive assignments and could then use the Dalet On-the-Go mobile app or Dalet WebSpace to take and upload pictures, videos, and write and submit stories. Using the Rundown Management feature in the Dalet Galaxy desktop client, Jonathan organized stories in a rundown, making corrections if needed, then approving or rejecting the stories. When he needed to step off the booth, he could use the client’s offline mode to cache current content onto his laptop and review them offline. When he was back on the booth and connected, all the changes he made updated automatically to the Cloud Newsroom. Tight integration with social media made sending stories as easy as the push of a button, triggering an upload of the text and accompanying stills and video to a Drupal-based webpage and YouTube, as well as creating a Tweet and a link on Facebook. Dalet NetXchange sent all the rundowns with stories, images and videos collected in the Cloud to a local site for playout. At the show, when a rundown was approved, the stories were uploaded from the Cloud system to our booth’s news workflow demonstration area, where we broadcasted a show using the stories written by our student journalists. At NAB, the Newsroom in the Cloud was still very much in the pilot stages, meaning there were inevitable kinks that needed to be worked out. Being in the abyss that is the Las Vegas Convention Center, we encountered internet connectivity issues, which made uploading stories a struggle at certain points. Stability on some of the lower cost Android-based tablets, particularly when handling video, was occasionally an issue - demonstrating the need to thoroughly test any consumer equipment used by journalists in the cloud. There was also a lag in Dalet WebSpace when everyone was on it at the same time - an issue that was easily resolved by increasing the power of the cloud-hosted virtual machine, proving the importance of appropriate provisioning of cloud infrastructure. Despite these minor glitches, at the end of four days, the journalists had a lot of positive things to say about the experience. “Overall the system was very unique and helps connect field journalists to the main newsroom to contribute stories from the field,” said Nikiya Berry. The UNLV student journalist especially liked the instant upload to Drupal, YouTube, and automatic tweet that enabled the journalists to share submissions in real time. Esraa Malha, another student journalist, particularly liked the video-editing feature. “Editing the stories on the cloud was really helpful because you don’t need to use different devices or programs; you just publish the story as soon as possible,” she explained. Her favorite part of the experience was publishing her first story. “I think that new users of Dalet On-the-Go would get that same rush after seeing their story published to Drupal. It was really fast and exciting.” “The best part of the system for me was how easy and intuitive it was to use,” Sydnie Lopolito, a student journalist out of Boston, reported. The system had everything she needed for creating a story. After only a half hour of newsroom training she felt confident enough with the system to venture out and start reporting. After the student journalists completed their interviews, product demonstrations, and show floor walk through they recorded interviews right from the Dalet booth. This gave them the opportunity to be on the other side of the camera, giving them the total newsroom experience. Using this system at the NAB Show demonstrated the benefits of using a cloud-based newsroom for event-driven productions like sporting events, live shows, and elections. Collaboration and innovation were center stage at NAB 2015, and we’re proud to say Newsroom in the Cloud combined both themes into one exciting package. And now that we feel we can call our proof-of-concept a success, it’s time to expand upon the Newsroom in the Cloud and give ourselves a few more challenges to overcome, perhaps at IBC 2015… Until then! Click here to subscribe to updates and be the first to hear how we’re building on the cloud story for IBC 2015.
Bringing archives into your news workflows
In modern newsrooms speed and accuracy are everything. The difference between breaking a news story or being an “also ran” can come down to the efficiency of your workflow in the newsroom. The ability to capture, store and find information is central – the quality of your journalists’ output relies heavily on their ability to locate and obtain relevant background information to the story that they are writing. In this environment, the sophistication of your archive and its ability to offer up its treasures effectively can be the difference you are striving for. So, an airplane crashes and your ENG crew are first on the scene – the reporter needs relevant information fast – what is the safety record of this particular aircraft; when was the last time an aircraft crashed leaving this airport; what was the weather like at the time of the crash? This is the kind of information that turns a sketchy scene of the crash report into a well-researched and insightful news story. But within the constantly changing landscape of the newsroom it is not so easy to maintain your archive. Do you find the task of indexing material difficult to do and time-consuming in your newsroom? And do you struggle to find content that you know exists but have not the time nor resources to locate it within the timescale of news? If you do fall into either or both of these traps you are in good company – in our experience at Dalet these are very common problems. When is the right time to archive your news content? Traditionally, archiving used to be done after broadcast. Stories and related videos were indexed then archived after they had been aired. But, there are new techniques being evolved that involve bringing archives into the heart of the news production workflow. This means starting the archiving process during media ingest! Many of our customers have developed a small team of "media coordinators". This team monitors everything that enters the workflow: they add time-coded tags to any relevant content at the earliest possible stage. This automatically creates a clip or a sequence of clips than can then be quickly identified and directed to a journalist and a group of journalists as they work on a news story. Straight away, this is valuable metadata information will travel alongside the content throughout the entire life cycle of the story, up to the archive. This is a key term, which we call metadata inheritance. Put simply, it means that you don't have to restart each time and enter metadata from scratch. But there is much more to it. With story-centric workflow, this approach enables users to aggregate a diversity of information sources into the same news story quickly and easily: Related wires, video material Different versions of the story that evolved over time – for example, the plane crash will certainly make a lot of stories with new elements, but this is essentially the same story. Associated scripts, graphic objects, web links, metadata coming from dope sheets Broadcast right information GPS information Occasionally, journalists will manually enter metadata All of this information is generated as part of the production workflow so when it comes to the archive, the challenge centres on the capture of high-resolution content on a cost-effective storage medium (traditionally a tape library, however these days more and more storage is utilizing a public or a private cloud). The proxy video remains online. The metadata is there and it is essential since it makes the content searchable. Within a typical newsroom environment there is little or no time available to re-index each story. If this process can be automated and integrated within the main workflow, it offers major time and cost savings compared with manual indexing! And what's next – harness the power of the semantic web Once you have put an infrastructure in place that is capable of organizing metadata, managing media and providing search tools (it is what we call a MAM at the end of the day), then you can think further ahead – the creative possibilities are considerable. Developed by Sir Tim Berners-Lee back in 2001, the semantic web is a web of data that can be processed directly and indirectly by machines with very little human intervention. It requires clever technology underpinning data mining, but from a user’s point of view it presents a way to identify and manage complex relational links between broadcast assets and information in a simple and readily understandable fashion. Semantic web tools make it easy to explore and correlate multiple sources of information, to evaluate what they are finding, and to explore links and lines of development that may never otherwise appear. Semantic web tools enable broadcasters to make sense out of what was previously unorganized metadata. Using this technology you can organize your media assets into topic groups, and gain a far better understanding of the personalities related to a story. And importantly, you can easily relate different stories to each other. At Dalet, we are working on ways to integrate this technology within newsrooms and other production environments. The starting point for this process is simplifying and automating the essential metadata entry process – already we are doing this with many of our customers. If you believe that it’s time to turn up the burners on your newsroom archive systems, then we would love to talk to you and explain how Dalet can make that process easier and more productive.Contact your local Dalet sales office today and let’s kick off that conversation.
L’équipe 21 Races to Air With Dalet Sports Factory
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading developer of Media Asset Management (MAM) solutions, software and services for content producers, has announced that L’Équipe 21, the most popular sports news channel in France, has deployed Dalet Sports Factory as the end-to-end news, studio production, broadcast and MAM system at the company’s new television facility. The broadcast center has relocated to the headquarters building of parent company L’Équipe, the famous sports newspaper. Modular by design, Dalet Sports Factory provides L’Équipe 21 with all the necessary tools for the 24/7 channel, including a complete newsroom computer system, desktop video production, sports-specific tools for slow-motion replay and highlight creation, as well as broadcast playout and multiplatform distribution. The underlying Dalet Media Asset Management platform transparently tracks multimedia content and metadata throughout the content creation chain, preserving essential information and making it far easier to produce and distribute content to different platforms. Dalet Sports Factory gives L’Équipe 21 a much more unified and efficient workflow than the older system, which relied on a mix of multiple systems. The entire project, from order to on-air, was completed in just 3 months. “That includes building the infrastructure, installing the system, adapting the workflows and metadata schemes, training and going live. The Dalet system is quite comprehensive and provides the key operational components. So it was very cost-effective, and we were able to move very quickly, avoiding the headaches often associated with large integration projects,” says Philippe Espinet, director of operations, L’Équipe 21. “Because Dalet is an open, IT-based system, the few integrations were easy to implement. Our staff immersed themselves in the project along with the Dalet Professional Services team, who provided excellent support. Coaching was key; we trained 150 users in just 5 weeks. With Dalet’s fully integrated system, it’s very easy for our journalists as all the tools are right at their fingertips.” “L’Équipe 21 demonstrates the versatility of Dalet Sports Factory with tools that cover typical sports production and live events as well as 24/7 news formats and magazine programs. L’Équipe 21 went beyond a simple update of their equipment when they designed their new plant. They created a streamlined, asset-based workflow that enables them to produce more content more efficiently so it can be optimized for use on many platforms,” says Stephane Schlayen, COO, Dalet. “This MAM-driven approach is driving the entire industry, and Dalet’s solutions with a versatile MAM platform offer the flexible framework and relevant toolsets to enable this new model. The result is improved productivity on the operational side and more ways to rationalize expenses and to realize new revenues on the business side.” Dalet Sports Factory is built on Dalet’s robust Media Asset Management platform, which provides lifecycle content and metadata management with comprehensive and customizable data schemes that allow L’Équipe 21 to catalogue and access its valuable assets. As content is enriched throughout the production chain, metadata is tracked, making it far easier to publish to multiple platforms. To preserve the value of the valuable archive, the metadata from the older system was imported into the Dalet MAM system so that content is readily searchable and available to everyone who needs it. It’s also possible to create data models that facilitate production for multiplatform distribution. Because all Dalet solutions are modular, customers have the freedom to choose the best toolsets for their particular workflows. At L’Équipe 21, journalists rely on Dalet’s full-featured newsroom computer system to manage wires from AFP and rundowns, script stories, edit video and prepare video packages with voiceovers and CGs generated by Vizrt. When craft editing is required, Dalet Xtend for Apple Final Cut Pro provides for the seamless exchange of videos, shot lists, EDLs and their metadata between for a collaborative work between Dalet users and Apple Final Cut Pro editors. Journalists can access content and Dalet tools using the Dalet desktop client or via the Dalet Web Space using a standard web browser. Dalet Sports Factory also has a range of toolsets to meet the unique demands of sports broadcasting. For instance, L’Équipe 21 uses Dalet Hilites Espresso to generate instant replays of key plays with slow-motion effects. The technical infrastructure at L’Équipe 21 is IT-based and well integrated. Dalet Brio servers manage 24 video ingest channels in DVCPro 100 as well as playout for replays and commercials from Master Control, and A/B roll and carts playout from the Production Control room. Fiber connects the NetApp online production storage that delivers 4 GB/s to the Brio servers that playout directly from the NAS. A separate Oracle Sun ZFS storage device automatically archives high-resolution video material. The Dalet MAM is integrated with the CTS Enterprise traffic system and a Vizrt graphics system. Rhozet transcoders convert files into appropriate formats for new media publishing. The openness and flexibility of the Dalet system give L’Équipe 21 the freedom to incorporate new equipment and workflows as the company’s needs and requirements change over time. About L’Équipe 21 L’Équipe 21 is a TV channel in France completely devoted to sports. Its slogan is 100% sport, 100% free. Founded in 2012, L’Équipe 21 covers all kinds of sports and more than a hundred sports are broadcast on the channel. L’Équipe 21 broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is always at the heart of sports news. The typical program lineup includes: 7am: David Vengerder and Julie Raynaud kick it off with “L’Équipe du Matin” in which they present a complete overview of the current Sports news. Lunchtime: France Pierron presents the horse races in “Menu Sport”. Late afternoon: Gaëlle Millon and Pierre Nigay present “Le Grand Tour de L’Équipe” a live show live in which the hosts discuss the daily Sports news. Evenings: Olivier Menard and his expert team discuss the most recent sports news and the upcoming events. L’Équipe 21 keeps sports fans continuously alerted to the sports news with “Le journal”, a complete summary of the latest sports news which is updated every 15 minutes. About Dalet Dalet solutions enable broadcasters and media professionals to create, manage and distribute content to traditional and new media channels, including interactive TV, the Web and mobile networks. Dalet combines in a single system a robust and proven Media 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, sports 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 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 and WDR), commercial networks and operators (Antena 3, Canal+, FOX, eTV, Mediaset, Orange, Time Warner Cable, Warner Bros. and SiriusXM Radio), and government organizations (Canadian House of Commons, the European Commission, Parliament of South Australia). Dalet is traded on the NYSE-EURONEXT stock exchange (Eurolist C): ISIN: FR0011026749, Bloomberg DLT:FP and 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.