MIR TV Selects Dalet for TV News Operation

Russian television station with global reach re-engineers workflows with Dalet Enterprise Edition MAM technology

Dalet today announced at the IBC 2009 exhibition (stand 8.B77) that MIR TV, a CIS owned channel, has selected Dalet Enterprise Edition to build their tapeless news production operation. Dalet will provide MIR TV with the full suite of news production capabilities, including a comprehensive newsroom computer system (NRCS) and video production tools integrated into a media asset management framework (MAM) and workflow engine. The end-to-end workflow will be fully interoperable with a wide range of third-party broadcast hardware including; AutoScript (teleprompter), DDN (production storage), Quantum StorNext (file system management), and FrontPorch (archiving); as well as graphic systems and video servers

“We want to build a next-generation newsroom and Dalet was the only solution to offer all the capabilities without having to commit to proprietary hardware. The open system allows us to choose the broadcast components best suited for our operational needs and our budget. This type of flexibility lends itself well to future technologies we will implement; giving us an excellent return on our investment,“ comments Radik Batyrshin, Chairman of MIR TV. “Further, the system offers the most comprehensive set of newsroom production capabilities, enabling us to streamline our productions and produce much higher quality content for our news programs. For us, this is the first and important step into the modernization of our entire infrastructure that will enable us to save production costs and maintain our competitive edge.”

“Russia and CIS are a very strategic market for Dalet. We have a number of large installations and long-standing relationships with many of the Russian and CIS broadcasters,” comments Stephane Schlayen, Chief Operating Officer, Dalet. “MIR TV is an important addition to our client list. They have tremendous visibility in Russia and CIS countries. Our presence and understanding of the Russian and CIS broadcast markets are well suited to help MIR TV optimize their technology for the transition to a tapeless workflow and take advantage of new revenue channels.”

MIR TV will work closely with Dalet Professional Services in a phased “Change Management” approach to facilitate a smooth migration to the new tapeless workflow. Phase 1 will deploy the Dalet NRCS system and Ingest servers; integrating the HSM system for archive management. Existing MIR TV archives will be digitized and migrated to the new system. Phase 2 will install the journalist production and broadcast management tools. System integrator ISPA will assist Dalet and MIR TV with the deployment process.

The new workflow will boast 40 journalist production workstations connected to a central content catalog. An additional 20 Dalet WebSpace clients will provide the same production and content access capabilities for remote journalists. From their desktops, journalists will be able to produce stories, view rundowns, access video content, add voiceovers, and manage live and automated graphics. The Dalet user interface is fully translated into the Russian language.

Dalet media asset management technology expertly manages editorial and technical metadata. Metadata for scene changes, video details and sources are automatically generated by Dalet or logged by users. Because the Dalet workflow engine standardizes metadata logging, content stored in the Dalet content catalogue is well referenced, enabling users to quickly and easily find relevant content. The Dalet workflow engine optimizes user workflows by automating notifications, editorial statuses, and task assignments.

The streamlined operation will minimize overhead costs by eliminating redundancy and automating manual and technical processes providing faster news production and ability to leverage content across more channels.


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. MIR TV offers programming on CIS related political debates, economics and culture. Countries of the CIS include Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Moldavia, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Based in Moscow, MIR TV has affiliates in the 9 countries of CIS and broadcasts to over 700 cities around the world with potential audience of 28 million viewers.


About Dalet

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). Dalet is traded on the NYSE-EURONEXT stock exchange (Eurolist C): ISIN: FR0000076176, Bloomberg DLT:FP, 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.


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