Swiss TV takes the Escenic route

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Swiss go for Vizrt in content conundrum

Radio Television Suisse opts for Escenic Content Engine as content management

ECM Plus – Radio Television Suisse has just chosen Vizrt’s Escenic Content Engine 5 as its sole content Management system.

Escenic Content Engine 5 is now being used by the Swiss to manage its expansive and growing media library, including over 2 million legacy assets residing on a Dalet media asset management system.

RTS has two main websites, http://www.tsr.ch and http://www.rsr.ch, to complement the programming on two of its broadcast stations: Television Suisse Romande (TSR) and Radio Suisse Romande (RSR). TSR and RSR both broadcast programming in French, which along with German, Italian and Romansch comprise the four official languages of Switzerland.

At http://www.tsr.ch and http://www.rsr.ch, visitors can find the latest news, live sport streams weather forecasts, and information about RTS’ TV and radio programming. Both sites offer streaming media on demand as well as interactive features, such as contests and discussion forums. Media content on the websites is streamed from a playout center hosted at the public broadcaster’s SWISSTXT facility.

Gilles Marchand, director of Radio Television Suisse commented: “As the digital revolution transforms broadcasting, RTS is committed to offering in-depth resources for our news, sports, entertainment, educational and cultural programming via our stations’ websites. In the near future, we plan to broaden the interactive capabilities of these websites to promote even more thriving online broadcast communities. We’re confident Vizrt’s Escenic Content Engine was a good solution for our needs now and in terms of our future growth.”

Escenic Content Engine 5 provides RTS with a user-friendly, high-capacity repository for all text, images, audio, video, and other digital assets. The content feeds a tapeless workflow for creating and publishing digital content on the sites. RTS’ Escenic upgrade, which replaced two legacy CMS systems, took over 18 month to complete, culminating in June of this year.

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