France Télévisions Uses Dalet To Produce News From Home

Dalet Galaxy xCloud will support France Télévisions in enabling remote production workflows.

The SaaS-based offering is a full-featured version of the latest Dalet Galaxy five platform that leverages the cloud to facilitate end-to-end, remote news production workflows. Once fully rolled-out, Dalet Galaxy xCloud gives the broadcaster the flexibility to support the remote work requirements of its 300 plus journalists. The solution will facilitate news production workflows across national channels and the franceinfo rolling news channel, as well as support key newsroom editing applications Adobe Premiere Pro and Dalet OneCut.

“Dalet Galaxy xCloud offers us a path to news production with remote editing that is connected to our central Dalet Galaxy systems,” comments Emmanuel Gonce, Head of Engineering for the Newsrooms, France Télévisions. “Once integrated within production workflows, it will extend the content and the workflow tools that we use day in and day out to deliver the news beyond the physical newsroom. The integrated editing will allow us to be very efficient as well as connected to each other no matter where we’re reporting from.”

A cornerstone of the Dalet Galaxy xCloud offering, the remote editing framework features integration with the on-premises Dalet Galaxy five system. It supports proxy editing workflows, mixing of central and local content, with proxy content cached locally to eliminate disruptions due to limited bandwidth. Rendering is offloaded to the Dalet Galaxy xCloud system, optimizing performance to break news faster.

Raoul Cospen, Director of Product Strategy, News at Dalet says, “There are many challenges with facilitating news editing workflows from home such as VPN hurdles, security restrictions, license and VDI limitations, and more. While you can bring an on-premises editor into your house, it’s the team collaboration, news production workflow and management of files that is problematic. There is simply no editorial process or metadata management."

France Télévisions will first use Dalet Galaxy xCloud running entirely on AWS cloud, connecting high-resolution file exchange with the on-premises Dalet Galaxy five system. In a second phase, the broadcaster will move to a hybrid configuration that utilizes the Dalet Galaxy xCloud on-premises gateway component to manage heavy media processing such as creating proxy files and rendering of projects on-premises. Only proxy content will be sent to the cloud, optimizing media transfer between the on-premises system and cloud. The Dalet Galaxy xCloud hybrid implementation will also support low latency workflows such as editing growing files.

Raoul adds, “The hybrid configuration is ideal for low latency situations. For example, you are recording the latest press conference in your on-premises system. Dalet Galaxy xCloud makes the proxy immediately available via the cloud so users at home can start editing, even while the recording is still in progress.”

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