Quincy, IL (April 14, 2010)–Eurozet, the largest radio group in Poland, is using Broadcast Electronics’ AudioVAULT FleX automation system to manage local, satellite and centralized programming.
Eurozet, which is partially owned by Lagardere Active Radio International (LARI), the biggest radio operator in Western and Central Europe, acquired new AudioVAULT FleX workstations and servers earlier this year and began rollout last month with completion expected by the end of summer.
The new workstations and servers add to Eurozet’s existing AudioVAULT base to synchronize commercials and centralize the management of its five program networks. Affected are Eurozet’s flagship Radio ZET nationwide adult contemporary radio network picked up by 7.5 million listeners daily; its Planeta FM network of independent stations in 14 cities; its Chilli ZET jazz network heard in 13 major cities; its Antyradio heard in three major cities; and its Radio PLUS network of independent stations broadcasting local programming with satellite segments.
Used by Eurozet for local inserts, satellite network splitting and centralized content distribution, AudioVAULT was selected based on its consistency and BE’s ongoing product development in emergent technologies, according to Piotr Zbrozinski of Radio Arts, which represents BE products in Poland. “AudioVAULT can integrate their on-air studios and central servers with audio inventory that can be shared for the different brands. When they switch them all to AudioVAULT, they will have a unified platform with central content storage that can become a basis for new formats and distribution methods such as Internet radio and digital FM,” he said.
AudioVAULT FleX has true IP networking for connecting multiple studios into a single operation, enabling Eurozet to share music libraries and talent across a virtual network and synchronize commercials across its national and local program networks. “Unlike any other system they tried, the AudioVAULT FleX has straightforward redundancy and gives them the ability to scale the automation system and play local inserts of national spots on satellite formats,” commented Zbrozinski.