Dalet today announced that Spanish public broadcaster TV Badalona has implemented the brand new Dalet News Suite for Vectorbox solution to facilitate news production and playout of their daily news programs. TV Badalona went live with the Dalet News Suite for Vectorbox installation on October 12, 2007.
Dalet News Suite for Vectorbox is a brand new turn-key product offering from Dalet providing small to mid-size stations integrated ingest, newsroom computer system, desktop editing, and playout management via the Vectorbox video server. Preparing programs with a staff of 100 plus, TV Badalona selected the Dalet New Suite for Vectorbox package based on its price performance value; enabling the team to create more high quality program content without increasing resources.
“The Dalet solution offers a tremendous value proposition for our operation,” comments Mr. Jordi Coloma, Technical Director of TV Badalona. “We needed to move from our tape – digital production and playout combination to a file-based workflow that was more efficient. Dalet was able to provide us with a complete solution; incorporating existing broadcast equipments while delivering functionality that elevated the overall production of our news teams. Today with Dalet – we are able to create 5 times the amount of content with the same resources.”
“The Dalet New Suite for Vectorbox is ideal for scenarios like TV Badalona. They have a need to report, package and air compelling news programs that compete with national players. Dalet automates the process – enabling them to continually deliver more content without increasing their capital costs.” Comments Mr Stephane Schlayen, Chief Operating Officer, Dalet S.A.
The TV Badalona workflow starts with ingest management via Dalet for both wire service and firewire recordings. The story production and rundown is managed via the Dalet NewsWire component. Journalist have access from their desktops to integrated text and video. They can assemble news stories using Dalet’s easy-to-use desktop MediaCutter editing tools. The ability to do simple cuts and voice overs for their packages accelerates production. For the TV Badalona installation, Dalet integrated existing Apple Final Cut Pro editing workstations. Stories can be picked up by Apple Final Cut Pro editors for finishing then submitted to the run-down for playout management via the Dalet On Air tool. Seamless integration with Vectorbox ensures media is managed every step of the TV Badalona workflow.
About TV Badalona
Since its launch in 2000, TV Badalona has grown their broadcast programming schedule; continually increasing the number of daily viewers (currently at 91000). Popular TV Badalona programs are produced in Badalona and broadcasted throughout Catalunya and Baleares Islands via the Xarsa TV network.
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