Montpellier, France — August 31th, 2016 — NETIA today announced that the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is upgrading its NETIA Radio-AssistTM radio automation system, first installed in 1999, to version 8.2 and integrating it with a new Grass Valley GV STRATUS video production and content management solution and AP ENPS 8 scripting system. This refresh of ABC’s nationwide news equipment, one of the largest projects ever undertaken in Australia, will be overseen and implemented by Grass Valley within the next three years.
The original NETIA Radio-AssistTM installation at ABC 17 years ago marked the digitization of the broadcaster’s local and regional radio stations. At that time, a total of 400 workstations at more than 60 stations were equipped with Radio-AssistTM to support a digital production and distribution workflow, and over time, ABC augmented this installation to facilitate simple, automated management of content localization across ABC stations, with now over 3000 users.
The current project, initiated in 2013 and subsequently undertaken in coordination with Grass Valley and the Associated Press, represents a total refresh and replacement of systems for TV news, radio news, and scripting creation in ABC studios across Australia.
While the integration of Radio-AssistTM with AP ENPS 8 will enable multisite newsroom control system (NRCS) integration and MOS redirection, the upgrade of Radio-Assist to version 8.2 will bring with it hundreds of enhancements to the production workflow, including the brand new Media Assist Suite multi-site content management module that allows large companies to share, search and manage contents across multiple sites.
“We are very proud to be continuing our long relationship with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation,” said NETIA.
“We have worked together for nearly two decades now, and ABC’s deployment of Radio-Assist has demonstrated both the versatility and lasting value of NETIA’s radio automation and broadcast technology. This is an exciting project for all partners, and we look forward to bringing ABC the benefits of state-of-the-art news production systems.”
NETIA is a leading provider of software solutions that enable efficient management and delivery of audiovisual content to today’s full array of media platforms. Relied on by more than 20,000 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 radio automation, media asset, and workflow management solutions to major radio and television brands and to multimedia groups around the world. Clients include RAI Italy, RTL France, Radio France, RTBF in Belgium, the Associated Press, ABC News Radio Network, All India Radio, WestwoodOne, Radio Globo in Brazil, SBS and ABC in Australia, MediaCorp Singapore, and France Televisions. NETIA has its headquarters in France, with offices in the United States, Paris, Rome, Moscow, and Singapore, in addition to a global network of professional distribution partners.