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RTE Chooses Avid Interplay for All-Digital Workflow

Ireland’s public service broadcaster, Radio Telefis Eireann (RTE), is replacing its tape-based production infrastructure with an end-to-end digital workflow from Avid Technology (opens in new tab). RTE expects to complete the digital upgrade this fall.

The Dublin-based broadcaster, which operates two television channels and four radio stations, is building its new production workflow around the Avid Interplay nonlinear workflow engine, tied to the Avid Unity ISIS shared-storage system, said Avid. RTE’s new digital workflow will produce and publish news, promotional spots, sports, and long-form programming for multiple distribution platforms. Production teams will work collaboratively with all media assets on a shared network.

“The aim is to improve our overall productivity in comparison to the tape-based operation so we can produce more efficient and even better programming,” said John Hunt, director of operations at RTE Television.

In addition to Avid Interplay, the multimillion-dollar RTE purchase includes an Avid Unity ISIS system with 80 TB of storage and 26 Avid AirSpeed systems for ingest and playout. A large number of Avid desktop systems are also part of the deal, including 12 Avid NewsCutter Adrenaline editing systems and eight Avid NewsCutter XP systems with Avid Mojo SDI hardware.