Dalet today announced that Kiev-based CITI television implemented Dalet News Suite for VectorBox turn-key package to digitize its production and playout operations. The infotainment channel which produces local news and programming for the capital of Ukraine went to air this month with Dalet News Suite for VectorBox after a four weeks installation, training and coaching period. Deployment and support were ensured by Dalet Professional Services in partnership with local system integrator and Dalet Business Partner, Engineer Services.
“Dalet News Suite has allowed us to take our news and program production to a whole new level,” explains Mr. Mykola Vyshnivskyy, Technical Director of CITI. “The unified database of video, scripts and archives, combined with ability for journalists to edit directly from their workstations not only facilitate the production of our multiple daily news programs, but also allow users to access information from any workstation. The powerful search engine and the ability we have to configure the user interface to different types of tasks guarantee that the system will meet any requirement we may have in the future.”
“We greatly appreciate the help, support and real partnership that we received from Dalet,” said Mr. Ruslan Kukharchuk, Chief Editor of CITI. “Dalet News Suite proves to be very useful for our news operations: the features truly prove to be handy in our day-to-day work.”
“This first installation of Dalet News Suite for VectorBox in Ukraine demonstrates to what extent regional broadcasters across Europe face the same challenges when it comes to moving to tapeless production and playout,” comments Mr. Stéphane Schlayen, Chief Operating Officer of Dalet. “Broadcasters no longer accept proprietary systems and now need open, easy-to-use and cost-efficient solutions that can help them achieve the productivity boost they seek.”
Dalet News Suite for VectorBox provides CITI journalists and producers with a unified virtual desktop on their workstation from which they can ingest field material, write scripts, edit packages and schedule shows. Because scripts, videos, rundowns and metadata are stored on a central Dalet content catalogue running on standard IT infrastructure, all material can be searched and shared by all users at all times. Dalet News Suite back-office servers provide sophisticated editing and scheduling features and ensure media migrations, file wrapper conversions and data consistency. Show schedules, newscast rundowns and associated media and metadata are dynamically pushed to a VectorBox server which is used for both live program and continuity playout. This seamless workflow allows for a new level of workgroup collaboration and unleashes substantial productivity boosts.
About CITI television
Launched in February 2006, CITI is a 24 hours a day infotainment channel servicing the Kiev region in Ukraine. Part of the Central European Media Enterprises (CME) media group, CITI focuses on locally-produced news, lifestyle and consumer-oriented programming. With its cast of fresh new talents, it targets the five million consumers of Ukraine’s capital.
Founded in 1990, Dalet is a leading developer of software solutions that facilitate the management of audio and video assets for broadcast, entertainment, government, education, corporations and non-profit organizations.
Dalet solutions are used in 50 countries by over 1,700 customers including the largest public broadcasters (ARD, BBC, CBC, Deutsche Welle, Media Corporation of Singapore, NPR, RFI, Radio Suisse Romande, VOA), commercial networks (Arab Radio and Television, BFMTV, Emap, Emmis Broadcasting, Prime TV and XM Satellite) and government organizations (Queensland Courts, The Scottish Parliament).
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