Sistema Globo de Radio installs NETIA Radio-Assist 8 to streamline news production across its four largest Brazilian stations

Sistema-Globo-de-RadioMontpellier, France - April 6, 2012 - NETIA, a leading software manufacturer of media asset management and radio automation solutions, today announced that Sistema Globo de Radio - SGR is installing the Radio-AssistTM 8 suite of digital audio automation software across its facilities in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Brasilia, and Belo Horizonte to simplify and streamline its radio production operations from end to end.

"We needed a software solution that would enable us to schedule and playout from studios, exchange content among multiple sites, and archive content - all while interfacing with existing systems in a very heterogeneous environment," said Marco Tulio Nascimento, Technology Manager for SGR. "NETIA's Radio-Assist 8 offered us all of these capabilities, integrating smoothly into our operations to support staff throughout the production and playout workflow."

The four SGR sites at which Radio-AssistTM 8 is being installed are responsible for the broadcast of programs on Radio Globo (talk show) Globo FM (Web), Beat98 (pop music), BH FM (pop music), and CBN (all news), and this network of stations reaches more than 30 cities across Brazil. Integrated with existing iNEWS newsroom system through a MOS protocol, Radio-AssistTM 8 will make it simple for journalists to work on a story, incorporating any news from Avid software, rewriting it, adding sound from the Radio-Assist 8 database, and then organizing the content to be broadcast.

All four sites will be interconnected, with the ability to share content. As a result, journalists working simultaneously can exchange media in a more collaborative production process. Across SGR operations, 250 workstations will be equipped with the NETIA Radio-AssistTM 8 software. The software has been adapted by NETIA to meet SGR's cultural and linguistic requirements with a special focus on customizing the database structure. The Radio-AssistTM 8 GUI has been translated into Portuguese, and local training for staff in Brazil also is in Portuguese.

"Sistema Globo de Radio is among Latin America's leading broadcasters, and the company's installation of the Radio-Assist 8 suite marks a significant step for us in Brazil and the region as a whole," said NETIA. "Upon completion of this installation, SGR will be able to leverage all of its resources far more effectively in bringing quality programming to listeners."