Morocco’s Medi 1 Benefits From Increased Automation With Radio-Assist(TM) 8

Air-DDO Broadcasting Tool Replaces CartStack for Playlist Management

CLARET, France — July 25, 2012 — NETIA, a leading software manufacturer of media asset management and radio automation solutions, today announced that Medi 1 Radio will go live by the end of 2012 with NETIA’s Air-DDO, the broadcasting module of the Radio-Assist(TM) 8 automation system. Medi 1 will replace its existing CartStack on-air system for broadcast operations with an optimized workflow and increased automation using Air-DDO.

Medi 1, a NETIA user for almost 15 years, has been using Radio-Assist for production and scheduling since the station moved from analog to digital in 1998. The Tangier, Morocco-based station was the first Radio-Assist customer outside Europe, and its adoption of Radio-Assist 8 and the Air-DDO broadcast module is the latest milestone in its continuing quest to deliver high-quality multilingual radio services to audiences across the region.

“After our long and successful relationship with NETIA, Medi 1′s move to Radio-Assist 8 last year is a logical progression, and one that we were confident would bring us yet another step up in the efficiency and quality of our operation,” said Ahmed Abakkali, IT manager at Medi 1 Radio. “Our staff is now completely familiar with the system, so the switch to Air-DDO will be an easy upgrade that will streamline our service even more.”

The Radio-Assist 8 Air-DDO broadcast module is the result of several years of research and reflection, and focuses as much on the ergonomics as on the technology. Spread over two monitor screens, Air-DDO’s GUI simultaneously displays the four broadcast channels, as well as access to numerous help and preparation tools — including on-air monitoring, playlist modification, track editing, recording sounds, and more.

“It’s a real pleasure to work with the people at Medi 1 Radio, who have been loyal and enthusiastic Radio-Assist customers for so long,” said Jean Michel Bombois, operations project manager at NETIA. “Radio is exceptionally important in the region covered by Medi 1, and the station is always keen to deliver an outstanding product. Now, with the adoption of Air-DDO, Medi 1 can be assured of substantial gains in efficiency and production quality.”

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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 SBS and ABC in Australia, RAI Italy, France Telecom/Orange, MediaCorp Singapore, RTL France, Radio Globo in Brazil, RTM Malaysia, Radio France, the Associated Press, France Télévisions, TV Center Russia, 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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