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RFO to implement Front Porch Digital's DIVAworks systems at four overseas stations

RFO, a state-owned network of TV stations broadcasting to France's departments and territories around the world, will implement the Front Porch Digital DIVAworks Professional solution for content storage management (CSM) to support news production at four of RFO's distant facilities. Implementation will begin in Papeete, French Polynesia, in October and will then be phased in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon; Saint Denis, La Reunion; and Noumea, New Caledonia; through the end of the year.

RFO adopted Front Porch Digital's DIVArchive system almost 10 years ago at its stations in Martinique, Guadeloupe and French Guiana as well as at its headquarters in Paris. Now, the simultaneous implementation of four DIVAworks Professional systems elsewhere represents a significant expansion, which eventually will provide a platform for an enterprisewide system of easily accessible shared content.

At RFO, DIVAworks will interface with NETIA’s Hypercast Editor, a software solution for segmenting, indexing, annotating, cataloging and low-resolution encoding of all content, initially processed and stored in full MXF compatibility, through an Avid Interplay asset management system. Content will be available to about 40 journalists working on a client interface that provides fast and accurate control for playback of all types of audio, video and metadata stored on DIVAworks or coming over a network.

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