CGI strengthens its media leadership team - SCISYS rebranded

Michael Pfitzner new Vice President for Newsroom Solutions, and Michael Thielen new Vice President for Radio solutions

CGI has strengthened its media leadership team, appointing Michael Pfitzner as Vice President for Newsroom Solutions, and Michael Thielen as the Vice President for Radio solutions. Both formerly held management roles within SCISYS Media Solutions and will focus on strategic planning to highlight the changes to the key delivery sectors.

Michael Thielen (left) and Michael Pfitzner

Source: CGI

SCISYS Media Solutions (formerly Annova Systems and SCISYS Deutschland), has rebranded to CGI in April 2020. The new brand is underlining its continued commitment to the global broadcast community by presenting the very best of its trusted newsroom and radio expertise, combined with the added power of global IT excellence from the new Canadian mother company.

Having already built well-established relationships with the world’s leading broadcasters with 75,000 active users worldwide, CGI and its offerings for the media industry will see the benefits of a combined customer base, maximising the use of premium solutions for professional radio workflows and media management, and one of the leading platforms for newsroom and planning systems.

CGI news and radio production solutions support remote working and enable journalists to research, structure and plan their deliveries in advance, optimising a broadcaster's efforts globally. The platforms draw on the importance of storytelling, allowing journalists to share topics and contributions across TV, radio and online to achieve a more cohesive end result, regardless of distance or location. In radio journalism, the dira! product family covers the entire production workflow required for media management and will see the introduction of two new features in the dira! OnAir Player this Spring.

Known as an industry standard tool for cross-media research, planning and creation of daily news, magazines, and sports publications globally, the innovative newsroom system OpenMedia has seen recent enhancements including integrations into third party systems, such as Avid MediaCentral Platform, VIZ Story, Grass Valley Go, Ross Xtension, Helmut FX and more.

CGI has also recently announced its participation in the Avid Alliance Partner Program to become Avid certified. The program offers a full and growing range of resources designed to help developers and their organisations connect their media solutions to the Avid MediaCentral Platform, which is already a key integration across CGI’s multiple platforms for delivery. CGI would have exhibited at Avid Connect this year for the first time.

In addition, CGI announces ongoing partnerships with AI-based content discovery solutions specialists, Condat, and DHD, digital audio studio technology developers and manufacturers for professional applications in radio and TV broadcasting studios. Both partners would have co-exhibited at the CGI stand at NAB in Las Vegas.




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