SCISYS Media Solutionstwonational TV stations, an information channel, 24 regional TV stations, 10 overseas TV and radio stationsand approximately 3000 named users, the new multi-million Euro deal will see France Télévisions’ newsroom operations transition to SCISYS Media Solutions’ flagship OpenMedia Infinity newsroom computer system. This will work in conjunction with the Newsboard unified web-based user interface for journalists and editorial teams.
OpenMedia Infinity provides maximum speed and scalability for handling complex workflows in broadcast news production – from wire search, scripting, to rundown management. Newsboard’s customisable and open widget architecture, meanwhile, is designed to help organisations keep abreast of both workflow changes and the challenges of the evolving media landscape.
With OpenMedia already powering the newsroom activities for the two other public broadcasters in France - - “The challenge for France Télévisions was to implement a common tool for all its TV, radio and digital editorial staff in all territories”, says CTO Frédéric Brochard. “Sharing topics and working together on the same stories, whatever the platform, will allow us to enrich our information offers, to better use our resources and to optimize our costs. This is an important step in the technological transformation of France Télévisions”, concludes Brochard.
“This is a fabulous contract win in the face of stiff competition from other vendors and confirms our position as the leading supplier of newsroom solutions in Europe,” said Michael Schueller, CEO and Chairman of SCISYS Media Solutions. “We are delighted to welcome France Télévisions to the OpenMedia family and look forward to working with them on developing an agile broadcast newsroom to meet the challenges of the future.”