Euronews Selects Dalet to Power Multilingual News
Dalet Digital Media systems, a provider of software-based solutions for media organizations, today announced that Euronews has signed a contract for a Dalet news solution to facilitate production and playout of its linear and non-linear products.
Operating as one channel that broadcasts in 13 languages, Euronews will use Dalet to meet the needs of the Euronews’ group development. The sizeable installation will support 200 simultaneous users and feature all three Dalet technology platforms — Dalet Galaxy (media logistics/asset management), Dalet AmberFin (media orchestration/processing) and Dalet Brio (I/O environment) across several sites.
“Today, we have various components that are ‘glued’ together using our own internal tools. It is not efficient in terms of dealing with the various languages, supporting special productions and tracking important asset metadata. It also does not support the transformation of our workflows,” said François Schmitt, COO, Euronews.
“Dalet is providing an agile, cohesive system that bends with the ebb and flow of our newsroom needs,” Schmitt added. “The unified platform provides centralized access to content, which is critical for each language to cross leverage for their own news purpose. Equally as important, the flow of content will be seamless and ubiquitous from acquisition to distribution to archive, making the Euronews operations much more efficient.”
Euronews’s sister channel, Africanews recently installed a Dalet solution for its news operations. “Dalet pioneered the integrated newsroom system almost a decade ago and is able to offer a very advanced, yet mature platform with skilled technologists who have vast experience in deploying systems both small and large,” said Stephane Schlayen, COO, Dalet. “Our Galaxy platform enables customers to unify the traditional newsroom siloes of NRCS, NPS (news production systems) and MAM delivering a solid foundation for the business of modern news.”
Once deployed, the unified production will offer federated tools standardizing ingest, logging editing, graphics, planning and distribution across all Euronews’ products, with the Dalet Workflow Engine to automate and orchestrate complex workflows and data migrations. Dalet APIs will integrate the wide-range of in-house tools including the custom-built CMS. The flexible architecture combined with centralized content repository will allow Euronews to manage the multi-site workflows planned for four different offices (Lyon, Brussels, Athens and Budapest).
Schmitt added: “Not only did we need better integration across our facility, we needed a way to connect our independent journalists out in the field to what was happening in the newsroom. Dalet WebSpace brings them into our news operations, offering all the necessary tools and access to the central repository and archives to build their own story from anywhere in the world.”
Other capabilities include Dalet OneCut with local proxy editing, Dalet Cube burn-in graphics control, and the ability to do voiceovers with Dalet WebSpace in the field.