News Production & Post

BFM goes 24-7 with Dalet News Suite

20 February 2006

BFM TV, part of the Next Radio TV Group and one of France’s leading television news stations, has implemented DaletPlus News Suite to equip its new 24-hour television news channel.

The Dalet installation has been managing the entire BFM TV news production and playout process since November 2005. BFM TV relies on Dalet’s television newsroom technology to provide it with a modern approach to creating news programmes. A true tapeless workflow, integrated through Dalet’s asset management technology, allows BFM’s multi-skilled journalists to write stories, edit video, and record voice-overs right from their desktops.

The DaletPlus News Suite installation integrates Omneon video servers, vizRt graphics, BDL teleprompters, and NetApp storage into a single news production entity, using one user-interface to control, manage, and interact with multichannel ingest, newsroom computer system, desktop editing, asset management and on-air playout functionalities. Overseeing the design and installation of the Dalet system at BFM TV is Cognacq-Jay Image, a broadcast systems integrator based in Paris France.

"Dalet’s newsroom system was the only one that could manage the entire newsroom workflow from ingest to playout," comments Alain Lorentz, chief technical officer, Cognacq-Jay Image. "With DaletPlus News Suite, BFM TV journalists manage their subjects from A to Z."


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