NETIA and First Gulf Extend Radio-Assist(TM) Installation at Radio Riyadh to Three Regional Sites

New NETIA Workstations at Jizan, Hail, and Tabuk Enable Easy Media Exchange With Central Riyadh Station

CLARET, France — July 12, 2012 — NETIA today announced that it is working with systems integrator First Gulf to extend the Radio-Assist(TM) 8 suite of digital audio software at Radio Riyadh to include three regional stations in Saudi Arabia, located in the cities of Jizan, Hail, and Tabuk. Part of a larger multi-year national media infrastructure project overseen by the Saudi Ministry of Culture and Information (MOCI), the extension of Radio-Assist brings more sophisticated production tools to the three stations and simplifies their exchange of media with the kingdom’s central Radio Riyadh station. NETIA technology already plays a key role in the restoration, digitization, and preservation of audiovisual media of cultural and historical importance in Saudi Arabia.

“We are proud to be working with NETIA to extend state-of-the-art production and broadcast capabilities to regional stations and to facilitate and streamline the exchange of content between the country’s radio broadcasters,” said Naim G. Saidi, CEO of First Gulf Company.

The Radio-Assist 8 range of digital audio software programs covers the entire operation of a radio station, addressing acquisition, sound file editing, commercial and music production, scheduling, multicasting, data security, and administration. The installation of Radio-Assist at Jizan, Hail, and Tabuk ensures the interoperability of media management systems across broadcast stations and provides the foundation for shared access to the extensive national archives being created by MOCI.

“Saudi Arabia is undertaking an ambitious upgrade to its national media infrastructure, and we’re pleased to be a part of this project,” said Thomas Dresch, project manager at NETIA. “With this latest NETIA installation, key radio stations across the country have been able improve their local production capabilities while taking much greater advantage of resources and programming at Radio Riyadh.”

More information about NETIA and its products is available at www.netia.com.

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About NETIA
NETIA, a GlobeCast company, is a leading provider of software solutions that enable efficient management and delivery of content to today’s full array of media platforms. Relied on by more than 10,000 users in 200 installations in more than 40 countries, NETIA solutions allow content producers and owners to manage content from ingest to delivery, targeting multiplatform outlets including the Internet, VOD, IPTV services, and mobile devices.

NETIA provides content management solutions to major radio and television brands and multimedia groups around the world. Clients include BSkyB, RAI Italy, Radio Oman, France Telecom/Orange, RTM Malaysia, Mediacorp Singapore, RTL, Radio France, the Associated Press, France Televisions, and L’Équipe 24/24. NETIA has its headquarters in France, with offices in the United States, Paris, Rome, and Singapore, in addition to a global network of professional distribution partners.

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