Dalet and Filemobile together leverage user-generated content for news broadcast

Dalet Digital Media Systems is a French developer of audio, video, and multimedia software solutions for the broadcast industry, government agencies, corporations and educational institutions. Dalet solutions are designed to streamline media production workflows, to increase output, and to improve content sharing. The company announces a partnership with Filemobile, a software company specialising in interactive online solutions.

Featured at the upcoming NAB 2014 exhibition (Dalet booth SL2725), the new partnership demonstrates the innovative integration of user-generated content into the news workflow using Dalet News Suite and Filemobile solutions. Dalet isn’t for small publishers. It definitely targets its products to large broadcast companies and the partnership with Filemobile is targeted at those companies.

Filemobile is a rich social media application provider based in Toronto, Canada and New York, USA. Their user-generated content, social networking, video and online community-management products enable major brands, agencies, content producers, media companies and enterprise to power online experiences. Filemobile does have a product with a starting fee of 500 USD/month, appealing to medium-sized publishers.

The Dalet/Filemobile announcement is proof of the increasing number of news producers who are looking for efficient ways to capitalise on user-generated content and engage their audience on a deeper and more personal level.

The Dalet/Filemobile integration offers a complete solution to leverage user-generated content from capture to multi-platform distribution. For breaking and planned news events, the newsroom team identifies the coordinates of citizen journalists and deploys geo-specific mobile alerts, motivating them to capture pictures or videos via the Filemobile app for iOS and Android.

Using Filemobile Media Factory, news staff reviews, approves and organises the contents for potential news packages. The curated material is automatically transferred to the Dalet News Suite content catalogue and immediately available for production.

Dalet News Suite is news production software based on a MAM (Media Asset Management) platform and comprehensive newsroom computer system that includes fully integrated video production tools and playout control. Journalists use Dalet’s purpose-built editing tools to quickly create compelling stories using a mix of user-generated and professionally gathered content. Field reporters can access the same tools using Dalet WebSpace and an Internet connection.

In addition, the Dalet/Filemobile integration serves as a dedicated contribution tool to facilitate a flow of qualified content into the newsroom from journalists and freelancers covering specific events.

The announcement is bad news for Avid Technology, one of the major competitors of Dalet. In digital asset management and the broadcast production area with respect to newsroom solutions, Avid competes with the Associated Press (ENPS) and Dalet Digital Media Systems (Source: Wikinvest).