Dalet announced today that the Arabian Radio Network (ARN) has deployed Dalet Radio Suite across all of its broadcast operations. At the core of the installation is the powerful DaletPlus Asset Management engine which provides a robust infrastructure for content management and distribution across ARN’s nine popular radio channels and their web operations. ARN produces 3 Arabic language channels, 3 English language channels and 3 International channels (primarily Hindi). Most of the stations are niche, music-based and several carry newscasts.
“We were already quite happy with Dalet products at all our radio channels, but when we realized what the expanded capabilities of the DaletPlus Media Asset Management engine could bring to our operations globally – not just for broadcast but for leveraging our content production for web and other new media platforms, it was an obvious decision to upgrade,” says Murad Jahangir, IT Manager for ARN. ”The Dalet flexible workflow engine provides an enterprise approach to production; giving us ultimate control as to who has access to assets and how they are used. In addition, the toolset in Dalet Radio Suite accommodates all aspects of our programming needs for both music and news production.”
“ARN is a technology leader in the region, utilizing web streaming, RDS and SMS data services. Now they are exploiting the potential that Dalet Plus Media Asset Management technology offers to content providers who want a streamlined way expand their content to build new audiences and revenues beyond traditional broadcasting,” says Stephane Schlayen, Chief Operating Officer, Dalet SA. “With the multi-platform distribution platform and easy-to-use toolset of Dalet Radio Suite, ARN has a powerful end-to-end audio production and playout solution that extends beyond traditional broadcasting.”
Create once, Broadcast Many Model
ARN relies on the expertise of Dalet’s file based digital production and playout technology in all the major aspects of their operations. The multi-platform distribution engine combines and expansive tools in Dalet Radio Suite for audio creation, scheduling, playout and distribution offer ARN comprehensive and customized content workflows and management that suites the individual needs of their stations for music and news. Every step of the production and playout process can be customized: reviews and approval cycle, versioning, check in/check out, searching, user permissions and broadcast. Modular in design, Dalet Radio Suite can be implemented according to functionality needs or as a complete end-to-end radio news production and music programming solution. ARN also relies on Dalet TeamRevenue to manage its commercial sales and traffic operations.
At the time of the Dalet software upgrade, the Dalet Professional Services team also installed a fully redundant server backup system to ensure ARN’s valuable content assets and production systems.
Dalet products leverage the best of today’s digital technology to combine ease-of-use and reliability. Because they are designed as open platforms, they provide a unique production environment for all digital media platforms. Equipped with such tools, a broadcaster or content provider can feed all of its content distribution networks and take advantage of the ‘Create Once, Broadcast Many’ Dalet model.
Located at Dubai Media City, the Arabian Radio Network (ARN) is the region’s fastest growing radio network and communications service. Since its launch in 2001, ARN has gained a large loyal audience base in the Emirates and throughout the Gulf Region. The commercial network concentrates on programming that meets the diverse needs and interests of the region with a mix of news, music and information across its network of nine uniquely branded radio outlets. ARN is the first network in the region to use Radio Data System (RDS) to provide breaking news information. The network also deploys advanced audience research metrics to develop programming efforts, events and features for its target audience.
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 increase 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, 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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