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SRG selects OpenMedia as global newsroom system

8 September 2011
SRG selects OpenMedia as global newsroom system

Following a rigorous evaluation of the available options, Swiss Radio and Television (SRG) has decided to implement German broadcast software developer Annova Systems’ OpenMedia across its entire network of broadcasters.

SRG is one of the largest and most complex broadcasters in Europe, operating in four languages across multiple platforms, among them Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF), Radiotelevisione svizzera (RSI) and Technology and Production Center Switzerland (TPC).

From 1 August 2011, all broadcast entities within SRG have had access to the full range of OpenMedia tools and services. Using a Campus License to manage the use of OpenMedia modules, as well as a frame contract to embed and guarantee service maintenance, SRG is in a position to move ahead with its plans to implement tri-media workflows and output everywhere.

While some areas of SRG had been using OpenMedia since 1999, this new global deployment is set to enable stronger collaboration across department and more effective management of programming and planning.

Frank Altmeier (pictured), sales manager for ANNOVA Systems, commented: “We are delighted that SRG SSR has committed to OpenMedia. This will enable them to expand the multi-media approach of the separate broadcasters, and will put them in a great position to work collaboratively and deal with the challenges of the future.”

“After the positive experience and high acceptance levels of OpenMedia in previous projects, we’ve decided that the best way forward is [to] buy a Campus License. With this, we are able to fully exploit OpenMedia on a journalistic and commercial level,” said Silvio Studer, CTO from SRG. “Over the next years OpenMedia will become the essential tool for our journalists. Having a close strategic partnership to Annova Systems ensures that we always will be technically up-to-date while backing up our further investment.”

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