Dalet and EVS won the IBC Innovation Award 2009 in the Content Management category for their work with Belgium public broadcaster Radio Télévision Belge Francophone (RTBF) on a project titled NUMPROD.
The objective of the NUMPROD project was to migrate RTBF’s television broadcast operations to a full tapeless workflow, that offered integrated production, content management, media essence and metadata management for multi-channel and multi-platform distribution.
The two manufacturers jointly provided RTBF with a flexible and scalable tapeless workflow facilitating the production needs for a wide range of RTBF resources across both news and programmess/sports production operations.
Pierre L’Hoest, CEO of EVS stated that the award illustrated “EVS’ ability to develop viable solutions for studio productions and to fulfill broadcasters’ requirements in terms of reliability, efficiency, and open technology”.
Raoul Cospen, director of Marketing for Dalet also added that “innovative projects like NUMPROD enabled organisations to rationalise their use of media so they could take advantage of new media channels and engage their viewers with full interactivity”.
“They also allow them to re-organise their resources and maximise their return on investment by adding new revenue opportunities without increasing their overhead,” he commented.
The Middle East also scored a big win at IBC 2009 with the MENOS project being acknowledged for not just providing a powerful international exchange platform for radio and television, but also a powerful IP-based service that is aimed at revolutionising broadcast transmissions. Key players of this project for the Arab State Broadcasting Union were Newtec and Arabsat.
Sports specialist broadcaster ESPN also won the award for its Virtual playbook in the content creation category.