FOX selects Dalet Sports Factory for new sports network
FOX has opted to use Dalet Sports Factory as the end-to-end production and Media Asset Management system for the company’s new, national, multisport cable network, FOX Sports 1 (FS1). The new channel will launch in mid-August with an impressive roster of live sports including college basketball and football, NASCAR, soccer and UFC.
Dalet Sports Factory will provide the essential MAM underlayer that will manage the channel’s workflows and content—from ingest through production to on-air broadcast and archiving. Dalet Brio servers will be used for nearly a hundred channels of video ingest.
“We need the kind of robust and flexible MAM that Dalet Sports Factory provides to handle the scale and complexity of FS1,” says Andrea Berry, Senior Vice President, Media Services. “We’ll be producing huge volumes of content for this new channel and Dalet’s metadata management capability will be very important.”
“The Dalet MAM will play the role of orchestrator managing ingest and production on a large scale and breaking down the silos of production to create a more fluid and efficient workflow,” adds Julien Decaix, General Manager, Dalet US and Latin America. “Production teams will benefit from built-in Dalet tools to help their creative endeavors and our metadata management capabilities will also make it easier for FS1 to create content for alternate platforms. Looking forward, the Dalet Sports Factory system can readily scale to meet additional workflows and channels, and our technology platform is easily adapted to future technologies.”