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YLE and Blue Order in framework agreement

10 July 2007

Finnish public broadcasting company YLE and Blue Order have signed a framework agreement under which YLE will upgrade its existing Media Archive installation to the latest version and will continue to extend the scope of the system. Intriguingly, via a series of new deployments the system will evolve into YLE’s enterprise-wide media asset management system for television, radio, and online & new media productions (METRO).

The first new deployment at YLE, to be based on Media Archive 3.2, will include the production of all programme material in the International Programme Acquisitions operation, which produces some 3000 hours of programming for YLE TV-channels per year. The further steps include media asset managements for news, for radio, for online services, and for the remaining television productions. In addition, the system will be used for managing file transfers to, from, and between, regions.

“We have spent considerable time and effort in defining the business processes and related requirements for METRO, our enterprise wide media asset management solution at YLE” said Mika Lavonen, head of development, television at YLE. “Based on this work we conducted intensive market research and detailed proof-of-concept tests to find a product that can deliver our vision of METRO. Blue Order’s Media Archive emerged clearly as the best solution, and we found that Blue Order not only shares our vision, but contributes excellent domain expertise and shows a very high level of commitment.”

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