10.16.2009 12:41 PM
Spanish broadcaster deploys dynamic news, program workflow

Antena 3 Television has deployed Dalet Enterprise Edition at its main operation in Madrid and two regional locations on the Canary Islands: Las Palmas and Tenerife.

The broadcaster is using the new Dalet system to create and air all news programs, as well as sporting event highlights and top-rated magazine programs such as “Espejo Público” and “¿Que Me Pasa Doctor?”

The new workflow leverages the production and playout capabilities of Dalet enterprise media asset management technology. Ingest, newsroom computer systems, desktop editing, scheduling and playout tools are integrated within Dalet’s interoperable MAM framework.

User workspaces are constructed in Dalet according to job assignment, enabling users to log in and have access to production tools specific to their jobs. The entire workflow and infrastructure is monitored by Dalet Dashboard, which analyzes and reports system performance.

Antena 3 also integrated its archives system, developed by system integrator I3, using the Dalet Web Services API. This integration connected workflows for both program and advertising across the production chain, automating repetitive tasks and media operations.

The installation is an end-to-end news and entertainment production workflow managed entirely by the DaletPlus workflow engine and the underlying enterprise MAM platform. The main location in Madrid has more than 250 Dalet production seats with 20 Dalet satellite ingest stations managing a mix between XDCAM and P2, and six Dalet playout studios. The regional locations are equipped with 25 seats each, including six Dalet ingest stations and two Dalet playout studios. Journalists create stories using the fully equipped and integrated Dalet newsroom computer system.

Program production benefits from Dalet's desktop editing tools, which are integrated with a variety of post-production systems. Apple Final Cut Pro workstations are connected to Dalet via the Dalet Xtend module. Avid editing systems and Avid Unity exchange MFX content through the Dalet NetXchange, while Quantel eQ editing systems are integrated to Dalet through FlipFactory.

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