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Integrated Newsroom Systems
Broadcast news production has quickly moved with the technological advances to embrace integrated
methods of generating and disseminating news, weather and traffic reports...

By Kevin Hilton
Contributing Editor

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elevision news has always used
available technology to get
stories on air and bring the latest
national and international events
to the viewing audience. Today a
key part of this is the integration
between the production technology
- cameras, editing software, audio
- and the newsroom systems that
are now central to broadcast news
not just for writing the copy and
preparing the packages but also
for logging incoming feeds and
distributing completed reports.
Alongside this graphics play
a major part for captioning, live
on-screen tickers and creating
maps, graphs and other images
to illustrate a story. These are also
featured heavily in traffic reports
and, to an even greater extent,
weather forecasts.
All that, combined with the
consumer electronics and telecom
markets producing new ways of
getting news, traffic and weather
broadcasts on mobile devices,
has had a profound effect on
news production.

Pam Gill,
Avid

"...broadcasters
have to find new
revenue models
for the different
outlets

"

"A lot of dynamics are playing into
the market," comments Pam Gill,
Senior Segment Marketing Manager
for Broadcast and Media at Avid,
which produces the iNEWS family
of newsroom management and
playout systems, built on the Avid
MediaCentral Platform.
"The technology and systems
that companies like us provide
have helped broadcasters to turn
stories around much faster for
multiple platforms." She adds
that this is crucial now because

"consumers are driving demand for
content on different devices and
want news 24/7."
Newspapers, magazines and
websites using the internet
and other streaming outlets to
present news, weather and traffic
information has put further pressure
on more traditional broadcasters.
"There is more media in the market
now," Gill says, "and broadcasters
have to find new revenue models
for the different outlets. There's a
technology issue as well because
some broadcasters have systems
that are still not necessarily very well
connected and use manual steps to
get to other platforms.
"As technology has advanced
people are now considering
investing in a more IT-centric
infrastructure for news production,
like the Avid MediaCentral Platform
that enables collaborative media
production anytime from anywhere
through a single, web-based user
interface, Avid MediaCentral | UX,
and facilitates seamless integration
with third-party systems through our
Connectivity Toolkit."
Mariano Monteverde, Europe
Sales Manager for VSN, agrees
that in recent years there has
been a "step forward into greater
integration with IT devices and
production platforms," which has
led to "more efficient workflows as
well as broader ways to distribute
content". VSN produces a range of
"journalists' tools", including the VSN
News Terminal.
Monteverde says broadcasters
are now producing and distributing
material from anywhere at any
time using systems that have a
comprehensive range of features.
"They want them to provide unified,
custom distributed workflows
without having to deal with several
interfaces or deep knowledge on the
underlying technology," he explains.
"News production has intrinsically
relied on MOS (the Media Object
Server communication protocol)
to engage the newsroom with
the studios. MOS has provided
the ability to interface different
broadcast vendors' equipment
and automation solutions giving
further options to broadcasters or

news agencies."
Such seamless integration of
broadcast and streaming systems,
together with multimedia production
environments, says Monteverde,
is needed to reduce operational
complexity. "Also important and
challenging for the industry is the
adoption of standards such as FIMS
(Framework for Interoperability of
Media Services), avoiding one sole
vendor solutions and providing
competitiveness to ensure the
growth and sustainability of the
broadcast industry," he comments.

Dalet provides a range of newsroom
packages

Dalet started out in radio
automation and then expanded into
television with the Galaxy Media
Asset Management (MAM) system,
archiving facilities and a range of
news systems, including News
Suite. Kevin Savina, Dalet's Director
of Product Management, says that
because all these products are
based on the Galaxy platform, they
can be easily integrated with each
other and also allow broadcasters
to use a different newsroom product
if they wish. "Interoperability will
always be a focus of Dalet because
we are a software company at
heart," he explains. "It is key for us
to be as open as possible, so we
support MOS and there are new
interfaces for FIMS."
Savina observes that Dalet has not
had to adapt too much to the age
of 24-hour rolling news and multiple
distribution platforms because of its
background in radio and MAM. "It
hasn't changed the way we develop
our software," he says. "But what is
key for broadcasters is being able
to work as fast as possible and
be first on air with a story. There
are many different platforms, from
the premium news service to new
media, and stories have to be made
for all of them. Because NewsSuite
is based on MAM we can republish
and resend to more than one output
at the same time."
This, Savina says, has brought
about a fundamental change in
the way newsrooms are organised,
with journalists given more tools

for desktop editing. "They have
become content producers as well
as reporters," he comments, "and
there are small teams working for
the different outlets."
Pam Gill at Avid adds that the
impact of new technology is now
being felt out in the field, with
reporters able to edit the stories -
in this case integrated through the
Avid MediaCentral Platform - on
location and then send them back
to the studio from their laptops.
There is also the potential for
posting teaser information about
the story on Twitter, Facebook and
YouTube. "The journalist can focus
on telling and updating stories
across multiple platform, rather
than non-creative tasks, because
all these processes are happening
in the background," she says.
Bernard Fournier, Head of AV
Support at European news channel
Euronews, says that as stories break
the situation can change "literally by
the minute", so it is necessary to
have "fast, flexible and ultra-reliable
technology that can be configured
for both studio and live productions".
Euronews is making the move to
HD and has installed EVS XS media
servers and an IPDirector live
production asset management suite
for its new Euronews Live workflow.
"Having the ability to edit on the
fly while recording was... crucial
in our decision for our production
team," Fournier explains. The new
installation works with the existing
Harmonic storage and playout
systems; XS servers will be used
for either live or studio-based news
productions, including the ingest of
multiple feeds and playing out live
coverage or material on screens in
the background of the studios.
The capability to combine text
and media into stories from both
on location and in the studio is being
used on the South African breakfast
show Dagbreek, broadcast by the

EVS IPDirector workstations
deployed for the FIFA World Cup
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