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ERT Greece takes digital library route

29 May 2006

National Greek broadcaster Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) has chosen DaletPlus Media Library to digitalise and streamline its media archive system. This DaletPlus system is to be deployed by Pierides TechnoSystems (PTS), Dalet’s business partner in Greece.

The ERT, which operates four television channels and twenty-eight radio stations, was faced with the challenge of managing tape-based archives: decaying media, obsolescence of technical infrastructure required to play legacy material, and rarity of skill sets needed to operate past equipments.

"The ERT has the richest audiovisual archive in Greece. With decades‚ worth of tape material decaying, the proper digital transfer and management of our legacy archives had become a priority," said Kostantinos Papagianopoulos, IT director of ERT.

DaletPlus Media Library is to be used by the ERT Digital Documentation Centre (DDC) to ensure the digital transfer, annotation, metadata tagging, management and distribution of Greek audiovisual content. DaletPlus software runs on industry standard IT infrastructure and integrates a variety of broadcast equipments including an Omneon video server and an ADIC tape library so as to provide ERT users with an on-line digital media library.

Through a standard web browser, ERT staff can browse archived material, make shot selections and perform basic edits. High resolution material corresponding to the shot list is automatically extracted from the tape library system and sent for play-out or pushed to a third party nonlinear editing (NLE) system for further editing and DVD production.

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