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RFO decides on DIVAworks

Réseau France Outre-Mer (RFO), a state-owned network of television stations broadcasting to France's departments and territories around the world, will implement Front Porch Digital's DIVAworks Professional content storage management (CSM) system to support news production at four of its facilities. Deployment of the DIVAworks systems will begin in Papeete, French Polynesia, next month before being rolled out in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon; Saint Denis, La Reunion; and Noumea, New Caledonia.

Already an existing FPD customer, RFO investment in these four DIVAworks Professional systems represents a significant expansion, with the overall aim of creating an organization-wide system that offers easily accessible shared content.

DIVAworks Professional is a turnkey system comprised of a 48-slot data tape library, a dual LTO-4 data tape drive, and two Windows-based servers running the DIVArchive CSM software. The 8RU DIVAworks Professional also includes tape externalisation and object-transfer options.

The DIVAworks systems will interface with Netia's Hypercast Editor, via an Avid Interplay asset management system. Content will be available to a staff of around 40 journalists via an interface that enables control for playback of all types of audio, video, and metadata stored on DIVAworks or coming in over live feeds.