Antena 3 Implements Dalet Enterprise Edition to Manage News and Production Workflows

Spain’s largest broadcaster implements Dalet’s progressive MAM solution to integrate production and facilitate content exchange among main and regional locations

Dalet announced at the IBC 2009 Exhibition (stand 8 B.77) the deployment of Dalet Enterprise Edition at the Antena 3 Television main operation in Madrid and two regional locations; Las Palmas and Tenerife (Canary Islands). Antena 3 uses the Dalet system to produce and distribute all news programs, sporting event highlights, and top-rated magazine programs including Espejo Publico and ¿Que Me Pasa Doctor?. The state-of-the-art workflow leverages the full production and playout capabilities of Dalet enterprise media asset management (MAM) technology; managing production and content exchange across the three locations. Multi-channel ingest, newsroom computer systems, desktop editing, scheduling, and playout tools are fully integrated within the Dalet MAM framework. The flexible Dalet workflow engine enables administrators to define user production workspaces as well as automate complex file migration and conversion processes. Dalet Dashboard monitors system-wide performance, enabling Antena 3 to proactively optimize resources and triage potential problems.

“We went through a very in-depth evaluation process and Dalet proved in every category to be the best in price – performance – return on investment,” commented Raul Lorenzo, Project Manager, Antena 3. “Dalet’s capacity in software development and its commitment for this project, combined with a software platform that fully leveraged the benefits of emerging technology, made Dalet the ideal candidate for making our vision a reality.”

The Dalet Web Services API allowed Antena 3 to integrate their corporate archives (developed by system integrator I3). This key integration connects workflows for both programming and advertising across the production chain; automating repetitive tasks and streamlining media operations.

“This installation accomplishes three critical goals for Antena 3. One, the Dalet API provides a continuity framework for true interoperability between disparate workflows such as the corporate archives system and production. Two, the Dalet media asset management technology enables Antena 3 to rationalize their newsroom and program operations by fully engaging remote locations that are typically isolated. And three, Antena 3 has implemented a very forward-thinking design, one which will enable them to easily add new media channels and new streams of revenue as their programming expands technically and geographically,” said Julien Decaix, Managing Director, Dalet Spain and Latin America.

The Antena 3 installation is an end-to-end news and entertainment production workflow managed entirely by the Dalet workflow engine and the underlying enterprise media asset management platform. The main location in Madrid houses over 250 Dalet production seats with 20 Dalet satellite ingest stations managing a mix between XDCam and P2, and 6 Dalet playout studios. The regional locations are equipped with 25 seats each, including 6 Dalet ingest stations and 2 Dalet playout studios.

Journalists create stories using the fully equipped and integrated Dalet NRCS, while program production benefits from Dalet’s fast desktop editing tools. The Dalet open architecture promotes interoperability for the Antena 3 postproduction systems. Apple Final Cut Pro workstations are integrated into the production workflow via Dalet Xtend. Avid editing systems and Avid Unity exchange MFX content through the Dalet NetXchange, while Quantel eQ editing systems are integrated into the Dalet workflow through Flip Factory.

Dalet Webspace provides field journalists with remote access to their production tools as well as content for all three locations. Video server technology is provided by Omneon and controlled from the Dalet OnAir playout module. The NetApp and Hitachi storage is integrated with Dalet, while Chryon CG technology exchanges data seamlessly to ensure frame accurate playout.


About Dalet Solutions

With over 15,000 workstations in use today, all Dalet solutions run on the purpose-built Dalet media asset management platform, DaletPlus. Integrated ingest, production, play-out and archive capabilities combined with the DaletPlus best of breed technologies to automate file migration and conversion; and a unique enterprise editorial workflow engine that enables broadcasters and content producers to optimize media sharing and to streamline their production workflows.


About Dalet

Dalet is a worldwide leader in software that empowers broadcasters and content professionals to produce and manage audio and video content in a digital, multi-platform world. Dalet media asset management (MAM) solutions streamline production costs and increase revenue opportunities by simplifying the distribution of rich-media assets across both interactive and traditional platforms.

Dalet systems are used around the world by thousands of content producers including major television and radio public broadcasters (ABS-CBN, BBC, Canal +, CBC, DR, NPR, RTBF, RFI, RSR & TSR, RT Malaysia, VOA, WDR), commercial networks and operators (Antena 3, FOX,eTV, Orange, Prime Television, The Press Association, Time Warner, Warner Bros., XM-Sirius) and government organizations (Queensland JAG, Canadian House of Commons, The European Commission). Dalet is traded on the NYSE-EURONEXT stock exchange (Eurolist C): ISIN: FR0000076176, Bloomberg DLT:FP, Reuters: DALE.PA.

Dalet is a registered trademark of Dalet Digital Media Systems. All other trademarks and products mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.

For more information on Dalet, visit www.dalet.com.


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