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NEWS MANAGE & MONITOR MAM Delhi’s CDM Technologies and Solutions has been appointed as the distributor for NETIA’s software suite in India. The company will represent the full range of radio automation, playout system, and media asset and workflow management products including the Media Assist digital audio software suite. “The landscape of the media business is changing at an exponential pace, and the addition of NETIA solutions to our portfolio will better enable us to help our broadcast customers across India to improve their productivity, achieve growth, and gain the competitive edge,” said Dilip Kathuria, chief executive of CDM. “With the auctioning of phase-3 FM radio licenses opening up new opportunities for broadcasters of all sizes, this is an excellent time for radio broadcasters to take advantage of NETIA products to establish smart, efficient, and flexible broadcast operations.” Metro TV, Indonesia’s first 24-hour news channel, has installed Axon Digital Design’s Cerebrum monitoring and control software as part of a major upgrade of its HD news studio. Based in West Jakarta, the station chose Cerebrum because it is said to provide a fully automated and seamless workflow and delivers significant cost savings by reducing downtime. Jaja Karjaya, engineering manager at Metro TV, said: “We evaluated several Network Monitoring System solutions from different vendors to ascertain which one was right for us. We chose Cerebrum because it delivered all our key requirements. These included stability, instantaneous response, ease of use, flexibility and the ability to monitor and control our existing equipment.” Turner Broadcasting System Europe has implemented Sony’s Media Backbone Conductor (MBC) across parts of its operations. A component with a new fully file-based European Media Hub, MBC will help to streamline media management for 35 channels across Europe, integrating the tools, processes and applications used in its Media Preparation Centres in London, Madrid, Munich, Paris, Rome and Copenhagen. Steve Fish, department head of technology and operations at Turner Broadcasting System Europe, said: “By selecting MBC we’ve been able to modernise our existing workflow while retaining the necessary flexibility to adapt and extend our approach as our business requirements change in the future.” MBC automates the Turner workflows, including the management of all media throughout the processing phases, and manual operations. Monitoring Wohler Technologies has appointed a new chief executive (CEO) as it continues its strategic shift to IP and software- centric designs. The company said that both changes will “better enable the company and its customers to anticipate and accommodate industry trends and opportunities” Michael Kelly is the new CEO, effective immediately, replacing Carl Dempsey who has left to pursue other interests. Kelly has worked at Wohler since 2007 and was most recently executive vice president of finance and planning. He said: “Our shift toward software-defined solutions ensures that Wohler customers will continue to have the leading-edge tools they need to work more efficiently and effectively than ever. The market’s positive response to iAM- MADI confirms this strategy, and we look forward to launching additional iAM products in the first quarter of 2016.” 24 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 108 DECEMBER 2015