CBC / RADIO CANADA SELECTS DALETPLUS NEWS SUITE
May 12, 2004
by -- Dalet
CBC/Radio-Canada will deploy one of the largest digital production and broadcast system world wide with over 2000 workstations across 50 sites
Berlin, Germany – May 11, 2004 – Dalet, a leading provider of media management tools for more than a decade, today announced that CBC / Radio-Canada will deploy DaletPlus Radio Suite across its national radio networks. This installation will be among the largest systems in existence.
“This is the second-generation digital audio production system we are deploying at the CBC”, explains Mr. Ray Carnovale, Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer of CBC/Radio -Canada. “We reviewed a number of systems on the market and after detailed evaluation concluded that DaletPlus Radio Suite was the only one that would meet our requirements in terms of scalability and open architecture. This system will help us in our ongoing efforts to use new technology to operate more efficiently and produce the best programming possible for Canadians.”
“CBC/Radio-Canada already had one of the largest digital audio system world-wide; now they will have an even larger one!” comments Mr. David Lasry, chief executive officer, Dalet. “CBC/Radio Canada is one of the first broadcasters world-wide to adopt an enterprise media platform nation-wide whereby the corporate WAN becomes a core platform for broadcast production and distribution.”
Over 2000 DaletPlus Radio Suite workstations will be deployed across 50 sites in the coming 18 months. The resulting digital audio production network will span across Canada allowing for the exchange of broadcast material over standard IP networks. CBC / Radio-Canada will take advantage of the DaletPlus open architecture to interface its digital production platform with third-party systems. It will provide a unified platform for production and broadcast operations, as well as a media warehouse for consolidating national audio archives. As such, DaletPlus Radio Suite will be used as an Enterprise Media Platform to be deployed across the workflow, from ingest and production, to broadcast, archive and distribution.
About CBC / Radio-Canada
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. CBC/Radio-Canada reaches Canadians through eight national radio and television networks, its full-service Web sites, local/regional stations and affiliates, the all-news services CBC Newsworld and the Réseau de l’information (RDI), as well as the digital television channel Country Canada, and the continuous music network Galaxie. In addition, CBC/Radio-Canada has forged partnerships with other broadcasters and is a partner in the specialty television services ARTV and The Documentary Channel. Through this array of activities, CBC/Radio-Canada brings diverse regional and cultural perspectives into the daily lives of Canadians in English, French and eight aboriginal languages. CBC/Radio-Canada was included this year in Canada's Top 100 Employers.
Founded in 1990, Dalet is a leading developer of software solutions that facilitate the management of audio and video assets for broadcast, entertainment, government, education, corporations and non-profit organizations. Developed for standard IT hardware, Dalet software solutions enable people to capture, manage and store digital media. The all-digital solutions greatly enhance productivity through immediate access to and management of valuable media assets. Traded on the EURONEXT Stock Market (DALE.LN), Dalet has offices throughout the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific.
Operating worldwide, Dalet solutions are used in 50 countries by over 1,700 customers including ABC, ARD Tagesschau, BBC, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Cadena Ser, Canadian Broadcasting Corp, Catalunya Radio, Deutsche Welle, EMAP, Emmis, Entercom, Fashion Show Media Network, ITN, Journal, MBC, Mediaset, MediaCorp Singapore, National Public Radio (NPR), NDR, Radio France, Radio France International, Radio Suisse Romande, Rhein-Neckar Fernsehen, Radio Television Malaysia (RTM), The Scottish Parliament, SKY Television, South Africa Broadcast Corp., SWR, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Voice of America, Washington and Lee University, WDR, Weather Channel, and XM Satellite Radio.
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Sr. Media Relations Officer, CBC/Radio-Canada
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