NY1 News Goes on Air 24/7 With Dalet’s Integrated News Production Platform

Time Warner Cable implements Dalet Enterprise Edition for integrated news production and playout automation at NY1 News

Dalet announced that NY1 News, the flagship news channel for Time Warner Cable’s Local News Division, has implemented Dalet Enterprise Edition for integrated news gathering, production asset management and distribution. Known for providing the best local news coverage in New York, NY1 News is available to over three million cable subscribers (broadcasted) 24-hours a day on Time Warner Cable throughout New York’s five boroughs, as well as most of upstate New York and in parts of New Jersey. The installation of Dalet provides NY1 News a single vendor software solution that blends comprehensive newsroom system functions with advanced playout automation capabilities, establishing a file-based production and broadcast infrastructure that enables NY1 to better manage content production and localized news delivery.

“There are significant advantages to going with a single software vendor solution such as Dalet. We do not have to piece together applications and live with the shortcomings of integration workarounds. Features and components are fully integrated across our platforms. We deal with one company, learn one application with many feature sets, and benefit financially by maintaining one system,” said Joe Truncale, VP Operations and Engineering, NY1. “We worked closely with Dalet to develop many production and assignment desk features to maximize our news gathering and distribution efficiencies. Unlike the previous applications, Dalet provides complete access to content and tools with an infrastructure to manage exchanges and processes. We have a modern platform that keeps up with the way we produce the news.”

Dalet’s unified platform provides NY1 News contextual tools for logging and searching materials, editing packages, managing rundowns, and facilitating content distribution across multiple channels and platforms; including NY1 News, NY1 Noticias, and New York 1 on Demand. Technical complexities associated with conversions, migration, and metadata management are automated by Dalet’s underlying media asset management (MAM) framework and workflow engine. The state-of-the-art workflow provides continuity for NY1 News’ highly collaborative news production format in which reporters shoot, edit, and write their stories. It also enhances their playout and content distribution capabilities by providing an integrated pathway for sharing content with sister Time Warner Cable stations and other broadcast outlets.

To manage the 24-hour news schedule, NY1 News follows a unique news wheel format. The standard wheel begins with a NY1 Minute, followed by a brief weather forecast and news reports. Coverage is localized for five regions and supplemented throughout the day with a slate of live news, sports and public affairs programs.

“Dalet merges news production and distribution management into one application, removing the interoperability barriers triggered by systems using MOS protocol. The integrated production and playout automation capabilities enable NY1 News to simultaneously manage multiple playlist wheels with the flexibility of updating a local news slate on the fly…. from one application, using one resource. Changes are as simple as dragging and dropping the story title into the wheel,” explains Benjamin Desbois, General Manager, Dalet USA. “Because Dalet’s production, planning, scheduling, and playout capabilities live on one platform, content is ubiquitous and easily distributed to traditional TV, VOD, Mobile and Web. This is much more conducive for the way NY1 News manages their content.”

The Dalet Enterprise Edition installation fully integrates and manages multiple Omneon ingest and playout servers, an Omneon MediaGrid™ shared production storage, and several Chyron CG applications. Dalet also integrates Apple® Final Cut Pro® editing workgroups and a VCI traffic system for a contiguous system and sub-system workflow. Developed on open standards, Dalet’s highly scalable architecture fully integrates third-party production and distribution systems, ensuring seamless media migration from ingest to archive.


About NY1 News

NY1 News is Time Warner’s 24-hour news channel in New York City. Available on Time Warner Cable and Cablevision, NY1 covers the city’s five boroughs with more than 40 full-time reporters. NY1 signed on in the fall of 1992 from its newsroom on Manhattan’s West 42nd Street. As it approached its tenth anniversary, the station moved into a new state-of-the-art facility in the historic Chelsea Market building in January of 2002. With an integrated, all-digital production system and more than 1000 hours of computer-based video storage, the facility represents one of the most advanced newsgathering operations in the world.


About Dalet

Dalet solutions enable broadcasters and content professionals to create, manage and distribute media for traditional and new media channels including interactive web and mobile networks. Dalet Enterprise Edition combines a MAM platform and workflow engine to manage News, Sports, Programs, Entertainment and Archives. Purpose-built media production tools are natively integrated, optimizing access to media, collaboration and streamlining production workflows. At the core is an open and flexible MAM platform that tracks metadata from ingest to archive, ensuring media assets are indexed and searchable across the workflow. Delivered with Dalet Professional and Integration services, Dalet provides complete solutions that improve production speed, quality, and value of media assets.

Dalet systems are used around the world by thousands of content producers including major television and radio public broadcasters (ABS-CBN, BBC, Canal +, CBC, DR, NPR, RTBF, RFI, RSR & TSR, RT Malaysia, VOA, WDR), commercial networks and operators (Antena 3, FOX,eTV, Orange, Prime Television, The Press Association, Time Warner, Warner Bros., XM-Sirius) 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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