Since the decision to move its radio operations from the famous 22, rue Bayard close to the Champs-Elysées in Paris, from where RTL France has been broadcasting since the 1930s to a very prestigious neighborhood close to La Defense in Neuilly, the private radio broadcaster will change its two legacy automation systems to the widely used dira! Radio Production and Automation Suite from SCISYS Deutschland GmbH.
In a first phase of the project, starting in April 2017 the switch over from the legacy system will be implemented at the RTL 2 and Fun Radio stations, equipping seven newly furbished, state of the art, radio studios. The second phase in 2018 will then be implemented at the famous RTL Radio station equipping an additional two studios.
“Already used at world renowned broadcasters like the BBC in the UK or the ARD group in Germany, the dira! Radio Production and Automation system offers RTL France the newest state of the art software based on a standard Windows client-server IT platform. From ingest, over editing, to play-out and archiving, the dira! product suite offers all the modules a broadcaster needs to captivate its audience on a daily basis.” says Michael Thielen, Head of International Business at SCISYS Deutschland GmbH. “We are proud to welcome RTL France into our dira! family”.
In the last phase of the project, SCISYS Deutschland GmbH will implement the dira! Radio Production and Automation Suite in the 30 regional RTL France radio studios completing the changeover from RTL’s two legacy systems to a single dira! play-out platform used by over 500 users. SCISYS has been offering solutions in the professional broadcast segment for almost 30 years.
SCISYS MBS implements turnkey systems for leading broadcasters based on the modular dira! product line and the SCISYS content management system for archives. Its customers include the major German, UK and Arabic broadcasters.