Moldova’s Prime TV has installed an Octopus newsroom system to centralise and manage its news operations, as part of a major development programme. With the purchase of 150 licenses, the broadcaster’s reporters and journalists will now produce news for PublikaTV, PrimeTV, Canal3 and Canal2 channels using the Octopus7 newsroom.
Prime TV began its modernisation programme in 2014, transitioning to a new facility in Chisinau. Instead of each channel running its own newsdesk, the journalists now work around a central newsroom system. Octopus gives managers realtime analysis of the progress of each story, of the activity of individual journalists and the status of daily run-downs. The system is designed to allow resources to be managed more efficiently, while reports can be monitored for compliance to broadcasting guidelines and political balance.
“The ability for journalists and news editors to access a central news database using any device, and quickly re-purpose stories for each channel means that Octopus Newsroom offers Prime TV the flexible workflow it needs,” said Gabriel Janko, sales director of Octopus Newsroom. “The software’s drag and drop story creation feature and full text search capabilities will speed up the news production process to a very great degree.”
Radu Tataru, CTO for PublikaTV, added: “We needed to streamline our workflow and with Octopus7 now in place we can produce more stories than ever and help our journalists to be much more efficient.”