Dalet Powers New CNNMoney Switzerland Channel

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CNNMoney Switzerland is launching a business news channel for CEOs and CMOs of the largest Swiss multinational companies and 50 major NGOs and sports organizations as a way to engage in an English-speaking national platform. CNNMoney Switzerland, to start broadcasting in the second half of 2017, will be the first nationwide TV channel dedicated to business news for and about Switzerland.

The English language channel will cover Swiss business news and companies, delivering original content produced from CNNMoney Switzerland’s new studios and news operations. Domestic content will be supplemented by international business news relevant to Switzerland supplied by CNNMoney’s editorial teams, operating on multiple platforms. The channel will be distributed across a range of Switzerland’s cable, TVoIP and free-to-air operators, accompanied by a CNNMoney Switzerland website and presence on various social networks featuring the latest Swiss and international content.

“The Switzerland team has been working with CNN in London, Atlanta and New York, exchanging visits and sharing best practices in show production, presenting, writing, shooting and graphics. All planning has aimed to deliver an experience unique to Switzerland,” said Christophe Rasch, CEO of CNNMoney Switzerland.

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The company's CTO Jean-Yves Carabot said, “While planning to deliver this channel with CNN, it was important that we launch with up to date production and distribution tools and on a platform with a secure, mature and fluid method of working. Dalet was the company we felt had the right sort of experience in designing and deploying news workflows for premium broadcast clients.” Dalet has successfully brought several other premium channels to air within tight deadlines.

Dalet Unified News Operations will drive content production and processing through to distribution at the forthcoming business news channel. The entire content production chain at the new facility, based in Zurich, will use all of Dalet's news systems, powered by the Dalet Galaxy Media Asset Management (MAM) and Orchestration platform at the centre.

The installation will be headed by Dalet Professional Services and European Systems Integrator Videlio. “The Dalet Professional Services team, who will work in conjunction with Dalet business partner Videlio, will have the channel up and running within a two-month time frame,” said Johann Zemmour, Director of Sales, EMEA at Dalet.

"The Dalet systems apply a more fluid approach than is usual for customizing and revising workflows and for efficiently working remotely with field collaboration tools. They have a framework to handle emerging consumption habits and the demands of social media. The rapid deployment and the flexibility of the workflows demonstrates the agile and extensible nature of the Dalet Galaxy platform. Customers can build very collaborative and efficient workflows that evolve over time with the changing needs and business models.”

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The Dalet Unified News Operations solution at CNNMoney Switzerland uses the Dalet AmberFin media processing platform for accurate transcoding, two Dalet Brio video servers for high-density ingest of incoming material and feeds, as well as playout of live and recorded news shows.

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Graphics are designed, managed and played out in Dalet Cube, a broadcast 3D graphics platform. Dalet WebSpace and Dalet On-the-Go extend the full system's capability into the field for remote and collaborative news workflows, allowing authorized users at CNNMoney Switzerland to prepare and submit stories via a web-based client beyond the borders of the newsroom facility. Adobe Premiere Pro CC users are directly connected to the production workflow by using to Dalet Xtend.

The channel will also leverage Dalet comprehensive social media framework to distribute content to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and the ability to push content immediately to the CNN website. Finally, Dalet is also setting up an active backup of playout to secure continuity of service for the channel.

Anchors and live shows will have the advantage of a 200sqm studio equipped with four cameras and Autoscript teleprompters, NEC touch screens and a presentation desk that can accommodate up to five people. The studio will be controlled from a production gallery equipped with a NewTek TriCaster, Grass Valley Imagestore and Ross Video Ultrix routing.  www.dalet.com