Newsroom technology provider CGI is working with France Télévisions to upgrade its newsrooms across the broadcaster’s six national channels, 24 regional branches and nine overseas branches.
The deal, which is due to run for four years, is valued at €3.5 million.
In order to modernise its newsrooms, France Télévisions has selected CGI’s reference solution OpenMedia, which is designed to allow users to manage, plan and organise the production of their content.
The project is organised in two phases, beginning with the integration of OpenMedia NewsBoard, which journalists can use to access resources available on the subjects to be covered, plan editorial movements and communicate regardless of location.
The second phase will see the integration of CGI’s OpenMedia Infinity, which brings together search, scheduling, scripting and messaging functions as well as specific features for structuring programmes.
France Télévisions expects over 3,000 of its journalists to use the new technology.
Romuald Rat, director of reports and information resources and Skander Ben Attia, director of engineering for France Télévisions said: “The implementation of a common tool for all of our newsrooms is a major project that is part of the – broader – strategy of digital transformation of France Télévisions. We have chosen CGI and its proven OpenMedia solution with the objective of optimising our activities and enriching our media offer in order to continue to provide the most qualitative information possible to our viewers, listeners and readers.”