Dalet Galaxy system for Bayerischer Runfunk’s news production
By: David Davies
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 10:13 am

Dalet Digital Media Systems has today announced that Bayerischer Rundfunk, a member of the German Public Broadcast Group ARD, has selected Dalet Galaxy for its news production platform. Working with long-time technology partner Thum + Mahr HmbH, which is the general contractor for the project, Dalet met the extensive tender requirements by providing a Media Asset Management-driven editorial platform that integrates video production and automates key ingest and distribution workflows.

Described as a strategic project by Bayerischer Rundfunk, the Production Management System is an important step in the implementation of future-oriented strategies for the latest editorial team workflows.

Bayerischer Rundfunk will utilise the advanced Dalet Galaxy API to integrate a number of third-party systems including ingest servers, production storage and Adobe Premiere Pro CC editors. The integrated Dalet Workflow Engine will serve to automate Bayerischer Rundfunk’s custom ingest and distribution workflows.

“Fragmented editorial workflows are inefficient and costly. Dalet Galaxy is the ideal platform to not only connect news teams for optimal efficiency, but innovate the way in which they orchestrate their internal workflows and manage content,” states Johann Zemmour, director of sales EMEA & APAC, Dalet. “As the trend is to shift away from siloed productions, news broadcasters need integrated solutions that help them harness the potential of the multi-platform distribution world. Dalet’s proven MAM-driven editorial platform met stringent requirements of workflow orchestration, metadata management and seamless third-party integration to help BR make the shift.”

Stefan Mertens, managing director (COO) at Thum + Mahr, concludes: “We are proud to have been contracted by Bayerischer Rundfunk together with our technology partner, Dalet, for such an important workflow and technology transformation project within BR.”

The Dalet installation, which will be spearheaded by Thum + Mahr, will include the Dalet Galaxy media asset management platform with extensive metadata tracking across systems and sub-systems; Dalet Workflow Engine for automating ingest and distribution workflows; Dalet Webspace for web-based content search and retrieve; and Dalet Xtend to connect Adobe Premiere Pro CC into the news production workflow with fast news production capabilities: “edit while ingest” and “export/play while render.”