All India Radio to Install NETIA's Radio-Assist 8.1 Software Across National and Local Stations

Deployment for Leading Radio Broadcaster Will Support Provision of Multilingual Services Stretching Across India

Montpellier, France - Jan. 11th, 2013 - NETIA today announced that All India Radio (AIR), the national radio broadcaster of India and a division of Prasar Bharati group, is replacing its existing news and radio automation system with the Radio-Assist 8.1 TM family of digital audio software programs. The installation of NETIA software at AIR's national broadcast station and across 48 local stations comprises over 1000 workstations, and is being coordinated by Delhi-based systems integrator Progressive Infotech.

NETIA's Radio-AssistTM covers each part of the production and broadcast workflow, allowing users to record, edit, or prepare a playlist. In addition to browse and publishing tools for full multimedia functionality, the software features tools for acquisition, archiving, audio editing, commercial and music production, newsroom systems, scheduling, broadcasting, and administration. Thanks to its Unicode compatibility, the NETIA software will enable AIR to broadcast in 17 different languages and dialects.

For the installation at AIR, Progressive Infotech, together with NETIA, will provide not only Radio-AssistTM software installation and licenses, but also server infrastructure, audio boards, encoder, hardware, training, and local support.

AIR, the sister service to national television broadcaster Doordarshan, is one of the largest radio networks in the world in terms of the number of languages of broadcast, as well as the spectrum of socio-economic and cultural diversity it serves. From its headquarters is in New Delhi, AIR offers many services in a number of languages, each serving different regions across India. In fact, the broadcaster's home service today comprises 277 stations located across the country, reaching nearly 92 percent of the country's area and 99 percent of the total population.

"AIR's mission is to inform, educate, and entertain listeners across India, and the installation of Radio-Assist will aid the broadcaster in providing this programming with efficiency," said NETIA. "The scalability and robust feature set of Radio-Assist will give AIR a much greater degree of flexibility in managing and delivering its complex and growing array of broadcast radio channels."