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www.inbroadcast.com | Vol: 10 - Issue 10 | October 2020

InStudio

CGI Broadcast & Media Highlights
CGI underscores is new products, clients,
installations, and integration successes...

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espite the Covid-19 pandemic,
2020 has remained a busy year
for CGI, with new product launches and
a selection of high-profile installations
taking place, as well as integrations
and partnerships forged with other
leading vendors across the industry.
Innovations for Newsroom
and radio delivery
Scaling from single operators to
thousands, and covering on-prem
and cloud deployments, remote
working, team collaboration and more,
CGI's new innovations highlight the
company's position at the forefront
of the rapidly changing media
environment and how it is responding
to the challenge of shaping new
workflows.
Featuring a modern and unified web
user interface, NewsBoard enables
journalists and editorial teams to
organise story-centric production
processes directly from anywhere
they are working in the world. It uses
a customisable and open widget
architecture that allows newsrooms to
stay flexible to workflow adaptations
and allows journalists and editorial
teams to organise the story creation
process from research, to cross-media
planning and distribution of news. All
departments - television, radio, online
- gain complete visibility into topics,
while information from integrated
widgets, such as Google Maps, social
media, web CMS and more helps
ensure journalistic teams are on top of
the story.
With StudioDirector 2.0, MOS
integration is extended out from the
NRCS to studio automation software,
enabling a whole range of time-saving
tasks to be completed directly from
the running order. Each studio layout
for a specific show is defined within
separate models that contain all
mandatory graphics elements, video
clips, camera, live, microphone and
other directives, and the essential
MOS commands for running studio
automation. Journalists and directors
simply select the desired studio layout
for their stories in a show from a
predefined list of models. Repetitive
tasks, such as insertions and coding
the story with the proper automation
commands
(graphics,
camera
directives etc.) are all managed by

dira Medox multi-media
content management system

StudioDirector, dramatically freeing up
valuable editorial time and reducing
the chance of errors, especially when
it comes to last-minute edits on fastmoving stories.
For radio, as well as the Viura
visual radio solution (see below)
and recognising there are more selfoperated studios in existence than
ever before as the media landscape
shifts, the dira OnAir Player is
effectively an all-in-one studio
command centre. Its modular interface
and features have been optimised to
give solo radio DJs unmatched control
over the content and presentation of
their broadcasts, even in extremely
demanding environments such as
OB. Tasks such as adding an audio or
live feed to a schedule, creating a mix
between upcoming songs, or editing
a text have all been designed to take
as little time as possible, with most
everyday jobs contained within the
single platform.
Installation and
integration successes
Occasionally,
the
pandemic
has been front and centre of the
customer installations that have been
undertaken this year. German Radio
and Television Broadcaster NDR
launched a special Covid-19 news show
from its NDR Schwerin studio using a
first-phase installation of CGI's Viura
visual radio solution
to keep its audience
abreast of the fastbreaking news on the
virus.
Viura uses intelligent
camera
control
in
radio studios driven
by
CGI's
leading
control software, while CGI's
Corus Studio
packaging
elements,

NewsBoard enables remote editorial workflows

such as lower thirds or broadcast
logos, can be generated automatically
and are displayed in the visual playout
with the press of a button.
The pop-up show was a resounding
success, and NDR1 is scheduled to
finalise its Viura installation, as well as
integrate it with the dira Medox multimedia content management system,
later in the year.
Also
hoping
for
completion
before the end of the year is a
newly announced installation at
Inforadio Budapest. Inforadio is
a regional radio station for the
greater Budapest area that primarily
broadcasts news programs. The dira!
system being installed consists of
1.5 studios (the second one is used
for business continuity or for preproduction), backend equipment, and
approximately 30 clients.
The project is being delivered in
cooperation with CGI Hungary and
showcases how dira solutions are
equally as good fits for commercial
broadcasters as they are for public
sector broadcaster installations.
ProSiebenSat.1 Production's editorial
network found itself able to use its
OpenMedia
INFINITY
installation
remotely, logging into the system at
the company's Munich headquarters
via their laptops. As a result, the
organisation was able to ride out the

early days of the pandemic lockdown
with only minimal disruption. The
OpenMedia installation at the facility is
celebrating its seventh year this year,
and finds itself continually evolving,
with new integrations, workflows,
departments, and even external
organisations being added all the
time. It was just recently upgraded
to version 4.4 with Hot-Stand-by
capabilities added to system.
Also featuring an integration
between NewsBoard and MoovIT's
HelmutFX as well as the Adobe®
Creative Cloud® video production tools
highlights the value of cooperation
between the leading companies
helping build the next generation
of newsrooms for digital media
publishers. It enables teams to quickly
produce high quality content quicker
than ever before for more outlets
than ever before, allowing news
organisations to break stories and
empowering journalists throughout an
organisation.
CGI Media Solutions
Through the merger with SCISYS
Group PLC in December 2019, CGI,
one of the largest IT and business
consulting services firms in the world,
has gained deep expertise in the
media and broadcast sectors, as well
as the space and defence sectors.
CGI's Media Solutions, formerly SCISYS
Media Solutions, offer a wide range
of professional news and content
delivery solutions for innovative media
companies across local, national and
international markets. This includes
the market-leading flagship newsroom
and radio delivery software product
families OpenMedia and dira, serving
many key players in broadcast and
delivery.


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