Dalet Digital Media Systems, along with Timeline Television and BT Sport have been shortlisted for the IBC2014 Innovation Awards in the Content Management category for the forward-thinking design of BT Sport’s new production centre located in what was the international broadcast centre at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, the home of the London 2012 Olympic Games. “From a bigger list of submissions than ever, our judges have worked hard to whittle them down to just 10,” said Michael Lumley, chair of the IBC2014 Innovation Awards judging panel. “What I love about this year’s shortlist is that in each category there is a surprise, perhaps because it is an often-unheralded part of the broadcast chain, or it is from a fascinating part of the world.”
Launched on the first of August last year, BT Sport broadcasts a range of live sports content including Barclays Premier League football and Aviva Premiership Rugby plus Serie A, Ligue 1, Brasileirão and Major League Soccer from overseas. Jamie Hindhaugh, chief operating officer of BT Sport said: “At the core of our new studios’ build is a spirit of collaboration that brings the best of industry – and sometimes competitors – working together toward a common aim: to make the BT Sport studios a world-class hub for the best ideas and talent.” The new studios are a production hub for all the content created by BT Sport, including a range of original debate and information shows every day of the week, which come directly from the studios, demanding a facility capable of multiple live broadcasts at the same time.
“AmberFin sits at the centre of the BT Sport workflow, providing file ingest, re-versioning and delivery for BT's new flagship sports channels. AmberFin's API allows the flexibility to customize its monitoring, control and integration within the rest of the facility's systems and AmberFin's integrated DPP capabilities have helped BT Sport become the UK's first fully DPP-compliant broadcast production hub,” commented Charlie Tear, technical director at Timeline Television.
The new production facility scores a number of firsts – not least that BT Sport has become the first UK broadcaster to adopt the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) file-based delivery specifications for all of its own internal productions and externally-delivered content. BT Sport led on the strategic direction of the project, while Timeline Television worked closely with Dalet – a supporter of the DPP initiative and developer of a sophisticated family of DPP-enabling products and systems.
“We’re really proud to have helped enable this first-of-a-kind facility”, said Bruce Devlin, chief media scientist at Dalet. “AmberFin has always promoted open standards and the DPP delivery specification is the first, truly national standard of its kind. BT and Timeline TV have really embraced the concept of using that standard to improve interoperability and create great levels of efficiency and collaboration. Now that AmberFin is part of Dalet, that desire to support standards and improve efficiency is even stronger.”
IBC Awards Ceremony
The IBC2014 Awards Ceremony will take place at 18:30 on Sunday 14 September in the auditorium at the RAI. Find out more about the Awards winners on the IBC website at www.ibc.org/awards.
About Dalet Digital Media Systems
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 significantly improve 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, Mediaset, Orange, Time Warner Cable, Warner Bros., Sirius XM Radio) and government organizations (Canadian House of Commons, The European Commission, Parliament of South Australia). Dalet is traded on the NYSE-EURONEXT stock exchange (Eurolist C): ISIN: FR0011026749, Bloomberg DLT:FP, Reuters: DALE.PA.
For more information on Dalet, visit www.dalet.com.