Irish national broadcaster Raidió Teilifis Éireann (RTÉ) is one of just three finalists for the IBC2013 Innovation Award for Content Management.
Aylesbury, UK – 13 June 2013:Irish national broadcaster Raidió Teilifis Éireann (RTÉ) is one of just three finalists for the IBC2013 Innovation Award for Content Management. Its nomination is in recognition of its decisive move towards a fully file-based infrastructure driven by automated workflows, in a project enabled by technology from TMD and implemented by local distributor and systems integrator Eurotek.
FAST – file acquisition and server technology – is unique in the way it presents the workflow design capability to the user. As well as managing all of RTÉ’s content, Mediaflex from TMD also provides the workflow engine. For the first time, in FAST workflows are not hard-coded into the system: Mediaflex allows users to assemble their own pre-sets and routines and build them into the required workflows themselves.
“On behalf of RTÉ, we are delighted that the FAST project has been shortlisted for the IBC 2013 Innovation awards,” said Myles Donoghue, project leader for RTÉ. “In a fragmented world where media consumption has diversified, with viewers not only being able to choose what they want to watch but also when and how they want to watch, the beauty of Mediaflex is that it allows RTÉ the flexibility to adapt to ever-changing workflows and business requirements.”
The project implementation also involved innovative thinking. The first stage was to install a “plain vanilla” TMD Mediaflex system to prove the concepts and to get all users engaged with FAST, as well as to provide the development environment to create the workflows which would be required. This simple step de-risked the whole project, allowing the full implementation to be rolled out across the whole of RTÉ quickly and without problems.
"The success of this project shows what can be achieved when broadcasters and vendors work in real partnership to implement complex and ground-breaking solutions," said Tony Taylor, chairman and CEO of TMD. “We wish RTÉ well in the awards, and for the operational and commercial success of FAST which is sure to come."
Kevin Moore, managing director of Eurotek Ireland also commented on their delight. “Our team has worked very closely with the RTÉ project team, and our partners TMD, and I think the FAST system represents a truly innovative solution, both in the technology employed, and the manner that RTÉ rolled it out throughout the organisation.”
The IBC Awards Ceremony takes place at 18.30 on Sunday 15 September, in the Auditorium in the RAI Centre. Full details of the shortlist can be found at: http://www.ibc.org/2013AwardsShortlist
TMD is exhibiting at IBC on stand no. 2.C58
TMD is a global leader in the design and implementation of media and content management solutions and associated services to the media, broadcast and archive sectors. The TMD Mediaflex modular software suite provides a platform for the management of digital content as well as physical assets, such as film and video tape. Based in Aylesbury in the UK, TMD serves the market worldwide and has an active presence in the USA and Australia. For additional information on TMD products and services, please visit www.tmd.tv.
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Eurotek Ireland was established in 1967, and specialises in the design and implementation of projects for broadcast and advanced audio-visual systems. The company is based in Dublin, and has implemented projects both in Ireland and abroad, ranging from TV studios, to file-based workflow solutions, for broadcasters, parliamentary broadcasting units, post-production & animation clients, and sports stadium systems. With a full-time staff of 22, Eurotek provides not only the design and integration of the project, but also post-integration support and maintenance services.
More information is available at www.eurotek.ie
RTÉ is Ireland’s national public service multi-media organisation broadcaster, a non-profit owned by the Irish people. It is Ireland’s leading media organisation and provider of content on television, radio, online and mobile. It publishes Ireland’s best-selling weekly magazine, the RTÉ Guide. Expenditure is funded from licence fee income and from commercial revenue. Currently RTÉ provides the following services – Television: RTÉ broadcasts RTÉ One, RTÉ Two HD, RTÉ News Now, RTÉjr and RTÉ One+1 on SAORVIEW, Ireland’s free-to-air digital terrestrial television service. Radio: RTÉ broadcasts four FM radio stations, RTÉ Radio 1, RTÉ 2fm, RTÉ lyric fm and RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, as well as six digital radio services. News and Current Affairs: RTÉ provides comprehensive, independent and impartial news and current affairs programming on television, radio and online. Digital: Responsible for leading RTÉ’s overall digital strategy, RTÉ Digital manages and develops industry leading platforms such as a website, RTÉ.ie, Ireland’s leading TV catch-up service, the RTÉ Player, a 24-hour online news service, RTÉ News Now, as well as RTÉ Archives. RTÉ also operates a digital teletext service, RTÉ Aertel. Orchestras: RTÉ supports five performing groups, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, the RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet, the RTÉ Philharmonic Choir and RTÉ Cór na nÓg. The RTÉ Board is charged by the Irish government with overseeing the activities of the RTÉ Group. The Director General leads the Executive and reports directly to the RTÉ Board, of which he is an ex officio member. More information is available at www.rte.ie