World is one News launches globally with Dalet backbone
World Is One News (WION), the youngest venture of Zee Media Corporation, has launched WION underpinned by Dalet Unified News Operations. The Dalet solution is powering and supporting the international news channel with comprehensive media logistics, newsroom computer system and news production workflow facilitated by the Dalet Galaxy Media Asset Management (MAM) and orchestration platform, with full ingest and playout operations relying on Dalet Brio video servers.
WION delivers path-breaking news coverage from across the globe with a South Asian perspective to international audiences across the web, mobile devices and TV. Operated by Zee Media Corporation with headquarters in India and bureaus in 37 global locations, WION is the first India-based network to have a presence in the UK, US, China, Russia and Africa, making it South Asia’s first truly convergent, multi-media English news network.
A critical aspect of the installation for WION was to enable journalists and producers to upload content from the field directly to the broadcaster’s customisedCMS, an action that automatically creates planning events thanks to the Dalet Unified News Operations collaborative workflow.
“Our philosophy of ‘being one with the world’ holds that news is the common thread that binds us all together and makes critical the ability to deliver news in the moment, from anywhere to any channel,” said WION Editor-in-Chief Rohit Gandhi. “We sought and found a partner in Dalet to provide the backbone to our network-wide news infrastructure. The solution not only accelerates time to air but enables better collaboration with a highly efficient and agile set of tools, from remote content creation to centralized content curation and onwards to publication on the digital and TV platforms our audiences are choosing.”
WION is the first broadcaster in India to deploy the Dalet Galaxy-based Unified News Operations workflow.