Australian broadcast service facility taps Dalet to manage assets and production for new online service delivery

Sydney, Australia– July 19, 2011 – Video-8 Media, an Australian company specializing in production and distribution services for the broadcast market, has launched a Cloud-based Media Asset Management (MAM) service utilizing Dalet Enterprise Edition. With high-end data centers in Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne, Video-8 customers utilize Dalet MAM tools to upload, edit, store, distribute and archive content from just about any location in the world. “Video-8 has a clever business model for bringing enterprise MAM capabilities to everyone,” said Raoul Cospen, Director of Marketing, Dalet. “They provide tremendous value for their customers by offering advanced media management tools hosted in the cloud. The flexibility of the Dalet workflow engine and tools accommodates a wide-range of workflows, whether it is broadcast news, feature film production or an education facility.”

The Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) was one of the first Video-8 customers to leverage the new cloud-based MAM service for data wrangling, storage and editing film footage during a recent Kodak ACS Student Cinematography Masterclass held at their facility. Video-8 MD Gareth Collins said, “This project was among the first of its kind in Australia. The ASC Masterclass is an excellent example of Video-8 Media presenting a high-end MAM solution to a high profile and well-respected industry client. We have provided the ACS with an instantly accessible and efficient file-based MAM workflow where the digital assets created can be accessed, viewed and used by any member of the society and from any desktop PC. We have also delivered enterprise media production workflow benefits at a fraction of the cost of a client-based in-house solution. This is cloud computing at its best.”

The extensive Dalet workflow features Dalet Web Space for remote access via any workstation connected to the Internet. The intuitive interface allows Video-8 customers to step into and begin working within the enterprise MAM environment quickly.  Production tools for fast editing are coupled with search and distribution tools, integrating the entire workflow under one simple-to-use application.  The underlying MAM framework and workflow engine tracks metadata and manages complex media conversions, supporting the full range of production workflows.

ACS National President Ron Johanson ACS said, “Video-8’s MAM solution is quick, easy and efficient. Video-8 has an excellent understanding of film and TV production and post-production, significantly differentiating them from other companies in this space. The ACS is excited at the possibilities offered by the Video-8 MAM solution and look forward to exploring these fully in the near future.”

About Dalet Enterprise Edition

Dalet Enterprise Edition is a flexible, highly scalable Media Asset Management platform that melds different production workflows, multiple formats and diverse systems into a unified, managed environment that improves productivity and drives business. Built-in tools streamline production and distribution workflows in Sports, News, and Entertainment programming.  Dalet Enterprise Edition also provides a foundation for incorporating other systems and software so facilities can design the media universe of their choosing. The SOA-complaint Web Services APIs and multiple exchange methods ensure fluid media and data movement with lifecycle metadata tracking.

About Video-8

For over 30 years Video-8 has offered telecine, video duplication and conversion, technical QC checks and DVD authoring to the television production industry. With the increasing digitization of the industry Video-8 launched its Dalet-based media asset management solution which allows the complete ingest, digitising, migrating, storing, archiving and managing of media assets. Video-8’s clients include production and distribution companies, broadcasters, advertising agencies, sporting bodies, archives and libraries. www.video-8.com

About Dalet

Dalet solutions enable broadcasters and media professionals to create, manage, and distribute content to both traditional and new media channels, including interactive TV, the Web, and mobile networks. Dalet combines, into a single system, a robust and proven Asset Management platform with advanced metadata capabilities, a configurable workflow engine, and a comprehensive set of purpose-built creative and production tools. This integrated and open environment enables end-to-end management of the entire News and Sport and Program content chain, and allows users to effect significant improvements in efficiency, and to maximize the use and value of their assets. Dalet’s solutions are delivered through a dedicated Professional and Integration Services Department to ensure the highest possible standards. Dalet systems are used around the world by many thousands of individual users at hundreds of TV and Radio content producers, including public broadcasters (ABS-CBN, BBC, CBC, DR, France TV, RTBF, RFI, Russia Today, RSR & TSR, RT Malaysia, VOA, WDR), commercial networks and operators (Antena 3, Canal +, FOX, eTV, NBC Universal, Orange, Time Warner Cable, Warner Bros., Sirius XM Radio), and government organizations (Queensland JAG, Canadian House of Commons, The European Commission). Dalet is traded on the NYSE-EURONEXT stock exchange (Eurolist C): ISIN: FR0011026749, Bloomberg DLT:FP, Reuters: DALE.PA.

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