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German Public Broadcaster Implements Dalet

Munich, Germany (November 30, 2007)--German public broadcaster Westdeustscher Rundfunk (WDR) has implemented a Dalet Enterprise Edition solution at WDR headquarters in Cologne, Germany. The system is being used by the newly formed "Portal Redaktion" department, which is responsible for the recording and interactive distribution of all WDR programs, to produce on-demand video programs for distribution via their online news services.

Munich, Germany (November 30, 2007)–German public broadcaster Westdeustscher Rundfunk (WDR) has implemented a Dalet Enterprise Edition solution at WDR headquarters in Cologne, Germany. The system is being used by the newly formed “Portal Redaktion” department, which is responsible for the recording and interactive distribution of all WDR programs, to produce on-demand video programs for distribution via their online news services.

“We went with a Dalet Enterprise solution for its video production capabilities and seamless integration with our existing OpenMedia newsroom system. The Dalet Enterprise and OpenMedia combination provides a straightforward workflow with no duplication of efforts to achieve our goals,” comments Wolfgang Kaiser, head of investment planning and strategic project management.

“The increasing demand for interactive content introduces new production challenges for broadcasters. Dalet Enterprise Edition provides large organizations such as WDR with a modular solution that can help them address these new challenges by facilitating the
integrating of legacy systems,” explains Michael Schueller, general manager, Dalet-A.N.N GmbH.

Modular in design, the Dalet Enterprise Edition workflow integrates with the existing WDR OpenMedia newsroom computer system to automatically generate metadata for recorded material. The Dalet Video FIFO Recorder automatically records the main WDR studio program feed, while the 10 regional studio programs are captured using Dalet ASI-DVB-Recorders. Due to the Dalet Enterprise Edition web services API, program associated meta-data is dynamically retrieved from the OpenMedia newsroom computer system and automatically associated to ingest material managed by in the Dalet Enterprise Edition video production environment. On-demand programs are edited and pushed along with metadata to the WDR online news portal in Adobe Flash Video VP6 file format.

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