Dalet Upgrades Doha Radio

Al Rayyan Radio in Doha, Qatar has selected Dalet Radio Suite powered by the Dalet Galaxy platform as part of a station upgrade that includes Dalet On-Air playout, up to 10 edit suites, and the Dalet Onecut audio editor.
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Paris, France (March 13, 2015)—Al Rayyan Radio in Doha, Qatar has selected Dalet Radio Suite powered by the Dalet Galaxy platform as part of a station upgrade that includes Dalet On-Air playout, up to 10 edit suites, and the Dalet Onecut audio editor.

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Al Rayyan Radio, part of Al Rayyan Satellite Channel operated by Al Rayyan Media and Marketing, broadcasts two national channels of entertainment, music and cultural content. Regional systems integrator Media Group International (MGI) was commissioned to lead a major upgrade and approached Dalet to automate, streamline and unify all of Al Rayyan Radio’s media acquisition, production and delivery under a single advanced MAM platform.

“MGI was commissioned to handle the upgrade on the basis of its technical expertise and thorough knowledge of the technical systems Al Rayyan Radio wanted to implement,�� explained Mohamed Makki Ibrahim, business development manager, MGI. “The project involved installing a new two-channel control room, studio DJ room and edit room. A priority for Al Rayyan Radio was for the new systems to deliver on a far more efficient workflow than previously had. Dalet Radio Suite was our first choice to fully automate each channel’s media lifecycle from ingest and scheduling to editing and playout.”

Jamal Al Jaber, general manager, Al Rayyan Radio, said, “We embarked on this major upgrade in order to achieve greater day-to-day efficiency and to maintain and enhance the quality of our output for our audience. At the same time we did not want to go off-air for a second. We knew that MGI and Dalet were the right partners to help us achieve this business transformation. The complete system, including the Dalet Radio Suite, has streamlined every aspect of our digital production chain enabling us to meet our objectives.”

For this turnkey solution, MGI also demolished and rebuilt the acoustic system and completely renovated the interior of Al Rayyan Radio’s building.

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