Levellois-Perrot, France (March 13, 2012)—Dalet’s Media Asset Management platform and specialized video and audio solutions have been deployed at the recently opened Astana Media Center (AMC) in Kazakhstan.
Four Dalet Enterprise Edition systems will provide the operational MAM backbone for the center’s many workflows including: production/program preparation for long form and episodic TV series for broadcast; the country’s National Media Archive; news production; and radio broadcasting.
When it formally opens in May 2012, all of the country’s national TV and radio stations, the National Media Archive, as well as other international broadcasters will operate from the new, 24-story facility which features several multi-camera studios, auditoriums and event venues, office space as well as several indoor and outdoor multimedia presentation screens.
“This project is a tremendous undertaking, offering the most innovative systems for all types of video and multimedia content production in the region. With capacity for 20 TV channels, 50-video edit suites, 10 radio stations and 35 audio production suites, it was essential that we incorporate Dalet’s Media Asset Management system to effectively manage the high volume of content, different workflows, media and metatadata for content production and broadcasts at AMC,” says Fatih Aktas, chairman of integrator Akfa Teknoloji.
While Dalet Enterprise Edition provides the MAM backbone across systems, AMC will also use Dalet’s specialized toolsets to streamline many tasks associated with each unique workflow in the facility. For example, in program prep, the toolsets facilitate ingest, content enrichment, language subtitling, version management, quality control, compliance, approval processes and promo production.
In addition, AMC will use Dalet’s dedicated toolsets for end-to-end news production as well as multichannel television and radio operations. The AMC Dalet systems are scaled to handle at least 450 simultaneous users across the production, news, radio and archiving units.