In Broadcast - September 2017 - 74
www.inbroadcast.com | Vol: 7 - Issue 9 | September 2017
Partners with Global News
NNOVA Systems has announced
that Corus Entertainment, the
biggest media-content company in
Canada, is taking the next step in
advancing news production by adding
OpenMedia, one of the world's leading
newsgathering systems, to its awardwinning Global News operations across
OpenMedia, the flagship software
from Munich-based ANNOVA Systems
with more than 50,000 users
around the globe, is being added to
Global newsrooms in more than 20
Canadian markets, as well as in the
organisation's foreign bureaux in
London and Washington, D.C.
"This is definitely a game changer,"
says Mike Omelus, Vice-President for
national news and newsgathering for
Global News. "OpenMedia allows us to
streamline workflows and avoid any
overlap while deploying newsgathering
resources. We'll be able to easily share
innovative ideas and content and focus
on producing more of the original
Corus Head Office
and enterprise reporting that
news consumers are hungry for."
During phase one of a multiyear project that begins this
autumn, OpenMedia will become
the main tool for handling story
pitches and assignments, helping
Global News further enhance
its commitment to providing
Canadians with the best local,
national and international news
content on its television and radio
platforms, as well as online through and the information exchange that
Canada's fastest-growing news site, we are enjoying will help ensure
OpenMedia remains one of the very
ANNOVA CEO Michael Schüller said: best tools for news production for
"Global News is truly an industry many years to come."
leader and the recent Edward R.
OpenMedia was one of a dozen
Murrow Innovation Award for their news planning and production
production tools considered by Corus during a
model demonstrates once again worldwide search that began in 2016.
they're ahead of the curve.
"OpenMedia clearly is leading in this
with space and we're delighted to be their
organisations like Corus and Global first major North American partner,"
says Gerry Belec, the Director
of Operations and Technology
enjoying working with ANNOVA
immensely. They're receptive to
our ideas and quick to implement
OpenMedia software will allow
everyone in the news-production
process, from reporters and
camera operators to producers
and news managers, to obtain
instant insight into all stories
in development, update their status
and review news calendars, as well as
stay on top of various news and social
Subsequent stages of the OpenMedia
project will see news teams following
and developing stories through all
stages of production, right through to
publishing or broadcast.
The system integrates seamlessly
into a variety of existing Global News