To support the remote work requirements of its 300 journalists, France Télévisions has subscribed to Dalet Galaxy xCloud. Once fully rolled out, Dalet Galaxy xCloud is expected to provide the French broadcaster with the flexibility to facilitate seamless remote production workflows.
Dalet Galaxy xCloud is a software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based offering, and is a full-feature version of the latest Dalet Galaxy five MAM platform that leverages the cloud to facilitate news production workflows across national channels and the franceinfo rolling news channel, as well as support newsroom editing applications Adobe Premiere Pro and Dalet OneCut.
Emmanuel Gonce, Head of Engineering for the newsrooms at France Télévisions, explained: “Dalet Galaxy xCloud offers us a path to news production with remote editing that is connected to our central Dalet Galaxy systems.
“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.”
Within Dalet Galaxy xCloud, the remote editing framework features integration with the on-premises Dalet Galaxy five system. It supports advanced proxy editing workflows, mixing of central and local content, with proxy content cached locally to minimise disruptions due to bandwidth limit.
France Télévisions will first use Dalet Galaxy xCloud running on Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. In a second phase, the broadcaster will move to a hybrid configuration that utilises the Dalet Galaxy xCloud on-premises gateway component to manage heavy media processing such as creating proxy files and rendering of projects on-premises.
Going forward, the hybrid configuration will also support low-latency workflows.