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02.24.2006
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
BFM TV on air with Dalet

BFM TV, part of the France’s Next Radio TV Group has implemented DaletPlus News Suite to equip its new 24-hour television news channel. The Dalet installation has been managing the BFM TV news production and playout since November 2005.

A true tapeless workflow, integrated through Dalet’s asset management, allows BFM’s journalists to write stories, edit video and record voice-overs from their desktops. The DaletPlus News Suite integrates Omneon video servers, Vizrt graphics, BDL teleprompters, and NetApp storage into a single news production entity.

The Dalet integration provides BFM TV with a complete digital environment, enabling them to deliver thirteen news programs, both live and pre-produced, 7-days a week, 24-hours a day, nationwide via Digital Terrestrial Television, as well as cable, satellite and DSL. Dalet also provides BFM TV with multi-location production capabilities. Seventy-plus BFM TV journalists use Dalet to prepare complete stories for France’s top anchors. Whether in the office or out in the field, BFM TV journalists use standard desktop systems and laptops to write scripts, assemble footage, add voiceovers and queue packages directly to the rundown for approval and playout.

BFM’s complex 24-hour news program schedule is managed by the DaletPlus News Suite’s OnAir player. Program segments (wheels) are assigned configurable templates that structure the programs playout instructions including; commercial breaks, weather reports, teases, opens and closes.

For more information, visit www.dalet.com.

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