Dalet Building Multiplatform TV Newsroom
Dalet, a provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, has signed what it calls a landmark deal with a prominent North American broadcaster to build its next-generation, borderless multi-platform newsroom on Dalet’s Galaxy five platform. Dalet declined to identify the broadcaster.
The client’s operation is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service that includes four distinct traditional and digital news entities dedicated to delivering breaking news to more than 90 million homes.
The digital transformation will use advanced cloud and AI technologies and move all production and distribution operations to Galaxy five, a unified media asset management (MAM), workflow orchestration and editorial environment.
Frederic Roux, Dalet’s VP of sales, Americas, said of on the multi-workflow advantages Galaxy five offers: “This particular news network is on air 24/7 and what they must deliver is far more diverse than straightforward news shows. They need to produce studio news programs and documentary-style shows, which are much closer to long-form programming workflows and often feature multi-camera productions. In addition, a new kind of storytelling is required when producing for OTT and digital, which adds complexity to the production chain.”
Roux continued: “Dalet Galaxy five is able to facilitate standard news, long-form programming and digital workflows simultaneously. The transition to the platform brings immense efficiency to the operation with limitless options to implement future workflows and iterate quickly with new, digital-first initiatives. The consolidation of systems required to drive these disparate workflows will also help optimize the total cost of ownership for the broadcaster.”
Based on a video over IP infrastructure that uses the SMPTE 2110 standard, Dalet says Galaxy five offers production capabilities that let the news network effectively scale remote bureaus, field resources and workflows at will. Cognitive services integrated with Galaxy five will “accelerate the metadata enrichment of content archives making news assets easier to discover and readily available for creating deeper news stories across all platforms. Thanks to the hybrid architecture leveraging AWS, Dalet Galaxy five will provide native disaster recovery capability by offloading on-premise capacity to the Cloud when needed and processing scalability.”
The platform’s orchestration capabilities will facilitate metadata-driven operations that automate complex media processes, distribute tasks and streamline workflows, simplifying the technical hurdles of media handling while simultaneously providing staff greater control over assets and monitoring capacities.