WDR Implements Dalet for On-demand Video Programs

Digital Media Systems announced that German public broadcaster Westdeustscher
Rundfunk (WDR) has implemented a Dalet Enterprise Edition solution to produce on-demand
video programs for distribution via their online news services (www.wdr.de/mediathek).
Deployed at WDR headquarters in

the Dalet Enterprise Edition system is used by the newly formed “Portal Redaktion”
department which is responsible for the recording and interactive distribution
of all WDR programs.

“We went with a Dalet Enterprise solution for its video production capabilities
and seamless integration with our existing OpenMedia newsroom system. The Dalet
Enterprise and OpenMedia combination provides a straightforward workflow with
no duplication of efforts to achieve our goals,” comments Mr. Wolfgang Kaiser, Head of Investment Planning
and Strategic Project Management.

Modular in
design, the Dalet Enterprise Edition workflow integrates with the existing WDR
OpenMedia newsroom computer system to automatically generate metadata for
recorded material. The Dalet Video FIFO Recorder automatically records the main
WDR studio program feed, while the 10 regional studio programs are captured
using Dalet ASI-DVB-Recorders. Thanks to the Dalet Enterprise Edition web
services API, program associated meta-data is dynamically retrieved from the OpenMedia
newsroom computer system and automatically associated to ingest material
managed by in the Dalet Enterprise Edition video production environment.
On-demand programs are edited and pushed along with metadata to the WDR online
news portal in Adobe Flash Video VP6 file format.

increasing demand for interactive content introduces new production challenges
for broadcasters. Dalet Enterprise Edition provides large organizations such as
WDR with a modular solution that can help them address these new challenges by
facilitating the integrating of legacy systems,” explains Mr. Michael Schueller, General
Manager, Dalet-A.N.N GmbH.

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