TV2000 takes Dalet to the Vatican

Religious broadcaster TV2000 has deployed Dalet News Suite for news production, broadcasting and web publication and Dalet Media Life to manage programme preparation. The solutions share the same Dalet MAM platform to manage media and metadata across different workflows, offering task-specific tools tailored to production needs. TV2000 is Italy’s primary television channel for news relating to the Pope, the Vatican and the Catholic Church.

Newscasts, live magazine-style shows, religious programmes and live liturgical services are key elements of the channel’s schedule, which is supplemented with family-oriented and themed movies. The Dalet MAM manages the essential business and operational functions including lifecycle media, essence and metadata management. It also provides workflow orchestration. Each Dalet solution offers dedicated toolsets.

Dalet News Suite includes a complete Newsroom Computer System (NRCS) and tools for editing, ingest, playout, repurposing, multimedia distribution and archiving. Dalet Media Life includes fully integrated tools for functions such as bulk ingest, automatic QC, compliance and rough-cut editing, language/captioning and content repurposing. System deployment was successfully completed with the assistance of Dalet’s integration partner MediaPower.

The Dalet system at TV2000 includes 45 workstations for News and 15 workstations for program preparation. News content is broadcast live from three broadcast studios throughout the day. Four Dalet Brio video servers are configured for a total of eight inputs to handle SD-centralised ingest.

These Brio servers have 16 outputs, which are distributed among three different studios for playout and contribution. In addition, XDCAM and P2 imports modules allow users to import content from their Sony/Panasonic camcorders. For faster sharing, archiving and repurposing of content, ingest operators use the Dalet Media Logger to enter metadata according to the channel’s preferred fields to ensure metadata integrity and easy search and retrieval from the Dalet MAM catalogue as well as from the existing Front Porch Digital DIVArchive system.

They can also create clip cuts and organise them in the Dalet Clipbin for immediate sharing and to accelerate production. From 60 Dalet client workstations, journalists have access to Dalet’s full-featured NRCS for planning and assignments, rundown management, text writing and script preparation. Also from their desktops, Dalet Media Cutter is utilised to preview and edit video and assemble packages complete with voiceovers. Additional Dalet WebSpace licenses provide access to newsroom functionalities and content by using a simple Web browser via the Internet. The Dalet Cube graphics program, which is natively integrated with News Suite, allows journalists to easily apply template graphics such as upper and lower thirds for automated playout. Dalet Cube also supports live date feeds during playout.


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