TECHNOLOGY & CONVERGENCE

Cameroon Radio and Television upgrades to NETIA's Software

NETIA announced that public national broadcaster Cameroon Radio and Television (CRTV) is upgrading to the Radio-Assist™ 8 range of digital audio automation software, delivered by Belgian systems integrator Studiotech. The added functionality and scalability of Radio-Assist 8 will enable CRTV to support both national and regional broadcast channels, to improve production and delivery of quality audio content, and ultimately help the broadcaster to increase its listening audience.

"In early 2000, we made the decision to transition from analog to digital operations, and we required a radio automation system that would support that shift," said Timothée Metomo Eduma, post-production exploitation chief of service at CRTV. "Working with Studiotech, we requested an open system that would be easy for all technical and nontechnical users to adopt, and NETIA's Radio-Assist proved to be the best solution. Since its installation, the NETIA system has served us very well, and the upgrade to version 8 will provide valuable capabilities, as well as excellent ergonomics and a pleasant, intuitive GUI that distinguishes the NETIA software from its competitors."

"NETIA's Radio-Assist 8 is a complete end-to-end solution that covers the entire production process," said Jean Marc Rosenberg, technical manager at Studiotech. "In addition to being the most intuitive, easy-to-use radio automation solution, it offers strong database management tools and optimizes security through both server redundancy and automatic synchronization of content. Finally, Radio-Assist 8 provides solid rights management tools that will be useful in CRTV's operations."

The Radio-Assist family of digital audio software covers each part of the production and broadcast workflow, making it easy for users to record, edit, or prepare a playlist. The solution is also equipped with a broad range of tools for end-to-end multimedia workflow. The installation at CRTV will enable as many as 150 users to work with the system, thus contributing to a faster and more collaborative workflow, as well as a better end product for listeners.

"CRTV is a very influential broadcaster within Cameroon, and we're pleased to be continuing our longstanding relationship with the company and its integrator," said Pascal Cima, export sales manager at NETIA. "The original Radio-Assist installation a decade ago and the current upgrade at CRTV demonstrate not only the flexibility and long-term value of NETIA solutions, but also the forward-looking design and development of our software offerings."     

NETIA, a GlobeCast company, is a leading provider of software solutions that enable efficient management and delivery of content to today's full array of media platforms. Relied on by more than 10,000 users in 200 installations in more than 40 countries, NETIA solutions allow content producers and owners to manage content from ingest to delivery, targeting multiplatform outlets including the Internet, VOD, IPTV services, and mobile devices.

NETIA provides content management solutions to major radio and television brands and multimedia groups around the world, and recent wins have made the company a significant new player in the Telco market, as well. Clients include BSkyB, RAI Italy, RTL, Radio Globo, Radio Riyadh, France Telecom/Orange, RTM Malaysia, Mediacorp Singapore, Radio France, the Associated Press, France Televisions, and L'Équipe 24/24. NETIA has its headquarters in France, with offices in the United States, Paris, Rome, and Singapore, in addition to a global network of professional distribution partners.

Source: NETIA

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