NEW 24/7 NEWS CHANNEL DEPLOYED IN RECORD TIME
TWC News Division takes advantage of cost effective, flexible tools from Dalet
New York, NY –April 21, 2009 – Dalet Digital Media Systems announced today that “Your News Now” (YNN) in Buffalo, the latest news channel for Time Warner Cable’s Local News Division, has implemented Dalet News Suite system as its newsroom and automation system. YYN covers regional news, weather and sports, 24-hours per day. Viewers can find live breaking news, weather every ten minutes as well as in-depth coverage of Western New York news, politics and sports. In coordination with other Time Warner Cable news channels, YNN provides news from across the state including the acclaimed “Capital Tonight” program direct from Albany weeknights at 8PM. The Dalet driven workflow integrates the entire production, automation and archiving operations, including Panasonic P2 download and feed ingest, news editing at the desktop and wheel playout from Omneon MediaDeck media servers.
“We launched this new channel with an extremely aggressive budget and timeline. With Dalet’s intuitive technology, we were able to get our staff trained and ready to go in about six weeks.” said Steve Paulus, SVP and General Manager, TWC News division. “With the Dalet editorial workflow configured to our needs, we have one powerful production platform that allows us to produce news content around the clock on an incredibly cost effective budget and with a small but efficient staff.”
“We are very excited to participate in this innovative Time Warner Cable project that is reshaping the way local news is provided to communities,” said Benjamin Desbois, General Manager, Dalet Digital Media Systems USA. “Dalet’s news production platform is key to YNN operations, allowing the station to produce a considerable amount of local news content with a team of anchors and “digital journalists,” who shoot and edit their own video. We admire the ability of TWC staff and YNN journalists to embrace the model, implement it and launch a channel in such a short amount of time.”
YNN’s format is modeled on the hour news wheel used at other TWC news channels. The Dalet media asset management platform combines the production editing tools with advanced rundown management and automation. The technical platform operates on a gigabit Ethernet backbone and includes Netapp production storage, two Omneon MediaDecks which are used for ad hoc ingest as well as main and redundant playout, and a Xendata LTO for archiving. The fully digital workflow relies on Dalet’s comprehensive logging tools, flexible metadata forms, and fast search and browse engine. The full featured Dalet newsroom modules provide editorial tools for planning, rundowns, wires, and scripts. Desktop editing, shot selection and package assembly are available at any of the twelve Dalet workstations. There are also a few Dalet clients at other remote TWC locations. Final Cut NLEs are used for advanced craft editing for promo material. Dalet OnAir controls video playout on both Omneon MediaDeck servers as well automatic triggering of Chyron CGs.
About Time Warner Cable Local News Division
The Local News Division is a division of Time Warner Cable. With news channels in New York City (NY1 and NY1 Noticias), Albany (Capital News 9), Binghamton (News 10 Now), Buffalo (YNN), Rochester (R News), Syracuse (News 10 Now) and Austin, Texas (News 8 Austin) the Division reaches 4.4 million cable subscribers in Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Texas. Employing cutting edge technology, Time Warner Cable’s news channels have been at the forefront of newsroom efficiency and automation. The news channels also feature award winning websites and video-on-demand channels and are migrating to the HD platform.
About Dalet Digital Media Systems
Dalet is a worldwide leader in software that empowers broadcasters and content professionals to produce and manage audio and video content in a digital, multi-platform world. Dalet media asset management (MAM) solutions streamline production costs and increase revenue opportunities by simplifying the distribution of rich-media assets across both interactive and traditional platforms.
Dalet tools are used around the world by thousands of content producers including major television and radio public broadcasters (BBC, CBC, DR, NPR, RFI, Russia Today, RTM, VOA, WDR), commercial networks (ART, eTV, Grupo Prisa, Prime Television, The Press Association, Warner Bros., XM Satellite) and government organizations (Queensland JAG, Canadian House of Commons, The European Commission).
Dalet is traded on the NYSE-EURONEXT stock exchange (Eurolist C): ISIN: FR0000076176, Bloomberg DLT:FP, Reuters: DALE.PA.
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