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RTBF Enriches Media and Metadata Management Capabilities With Upgrade to NETIA Radio-Assist 8

NETIA today announced that RTBF (Radio Television Belge Francophone), the radio-television group serving the French-speaking territories of Belgium, has upgraded to NETIA's Radio-Assist 8 range of digital audio software programs

PRLog - Jan. 25, 2012 - CLARET, France - Dec. 20, 2011 - NETIA today announced that RTBF (Radio Television Belge Francophone), the radio-television group serving the French-speaking territories of Belgium, has upgraded to NETIA's Radio-Assist 8 range of digital audio software programs, which today covers the entire RTBF radio workflow from ingest to broadcast. With this upgrade, RTBF gains innovative content management tools that not only enable the broadcaster to manage audio content with ease, but also to manage associated metadata along with audio programs as they are delivered or broadcasted.

"As we've expanded our service offering, NETIA has provided a range of software tools that suit our needs in terms of media management and broadcast via multiple platforms," said Cécile Gonfroid, technical director at RTBF. "NETIA technology has long been the backbone of our radio production workflow, and as our broadcast workflow evolves, the modular design of NETIA's Radio-Assist software suite will enable future adaptation."

Every day, 300 RTBF users work simultaneously with Radio-Assist 8, which facilitates a smooth end-to-end workflow in the delivery of media via both traditional broadcast channels and multiplatform distribution. Planning tools within Radio-Assist 8 allow RTBF staff to prepare publication of media early in the workflow. The software suite's new scheduling tools and metadata-handling capabilities add value by enabling RTBF to enrich each item in its content database with detailed information.

Because the NETIA solution serves as a fully integrated solution, with just one database shared by all RTBF users, it eases communication between the broadcaster's scheduling and broadcast tools. The software suite's automatic generation of playlists and its automatic publishing engine streamline distribution of media to the appropriate target while managing metadata and linked media. NETIA's system provides logging capability that records everything sent to air, both for legal and archiving purposes.

"Over the years, we have built a close relationship with RTBF, and the company has played a key role in the refinement of our Radio-Assist suite," said Christophe Carniel, CEO at NETIA. "RTBF's commitment to innovation is evident today in its use of our software solutions to revolutionize traditional production and broadcast workflow."

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NETIA 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 RAI Italy, Radio Riyadh, France Telecom/Orange, Radio Television Malaysia (RTM), MediaCorp Singapore, RTL, Radio Sultanate of Oman, Shems FM Tunisia, Radio France, The Associated Press, France Télévisions, TV Center Russia, and L'Équipe 24/24. NETIA has its headquarters in France, with offices in the United States, Paris, Rome, Singapore.


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