Dalet Digital Media Systems was among one of the first manufacturers in the world to have a product (AmberFin Platform – Transcoder) receive DPP/AMWA Certification. At the same time, Dalet was named a finalist, along with BT Sport and Timeline Television, at the IBC2014 Innovation Award competition for its design and deployment of BT Sport’s new, file-based production centre. The facility, which was launched in August of 2013, is the hub for all content created by BT Sport. The new production facility scores a number of firsts – not least that BT Sport has become the first UK broadcaster to adopt the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) file-based delivery specifications for all of its own internal productions and externally delivered content. BT Sport led the strategic direction of the project, while Timeline Television worked closely with Dalet AmberFin.
“Dalet is committed to staying on the cutting edge of industry standards, and being shortlisted for the IBC Innovation Awards proves that our efforts were well worth it. BT Sport was determined to build a facility based on DPP, a soon to be widely adopted standard, and we’re happy to have had the opportunity to take on the challenge,” commented Ben Davenport, director of marketing, Dalet. “The ability to have a media processing platform that’s flexible enough to not only handle media, but also metadata, is huge. I’d like to thank our colleagues at BT Sport and Timeline Television for the huge role they played in being recognised for this award.”
Pictured (Lto R): Brad Gilmer (AMWA), Bruce Devlin (Dalet), Kevin Burrows (DPP).