Arvato Systems wins extensive broadcast traffic & rights management project at RTÉ Ireland

Ireland’s public service broadcaster relies on Arvato Systems

Ireland’s public service broadcaster relies on Arvato Systems (Copyright: Arvato Systems)

Arvato Systems fully introduces its BMS Avatega broadcast management solution at RTÉ
• Rights management and program planning for linear and non-linear channels

(Arvato Systems) Gütersloh / Cologne / Dublin – RTÉ, The Republic of Ireland’s public broadcaster, has commissioned Arvato Systems to implement its new broadcast traffic & rights management system. Arvato Systems, a specialist for IT solutions in the media and broadcast space, will fully implement its own solution, BMS Avatega, at RTÉ.

Avatega, including all its components and functions in rights management and program planning, will be used by RTÉ in the future. This channel management solution will handle both linear and non-linear rights management. An important requirement for RTÉ was the inclusion of the linear distribution channels, but also the recently launched application “RTÉ Player”, an on demand video service providing news, sports, current affairs and entertainment. And it is precisely this forward-looking overall approach that clinched the deal for Arvato Systems at RTÉ. In addition, Avatega scored highly with its multiple possibilities for seamless integration into the broadcaster’s existing IT systems.

With the introduction of Avatega, RTÉ will also redefine its internal workflows and business processes: “We no longer want what we do to be determined by the limiting requirements of a system. Rather, we want to implement our business processes as we live and expand them,” explains Kevin Wilson, Project Manager for the Channel Management System rollout at RTÉ. “Avatega provides us with the functionality we need to make the most of our program rights across all programs, audiences and formats”.

“We are delighted to have brought on board RTÉ, the most important program producer and provider in the Irish media business, and to have gained their confidence in our solutions and services,” said Alexander Franke, Sales Manager Broadcast Solutions at Arvato Systems. The successful project kick-off took place in July 2018. The go-live is scheduled for the 2nd quarter of next year.

About RTÉ
RTÉ (Raidio Teilifís Éireann) is Ireland’s national public-service media organisation. A leader in Irish media, RTÉ provides comprehensive, cost-effective, free-to-air multi-media services to the public in Ireland and interested audiences internationally. RTÉ services are impartial in accordance with statutory obligations. At its heart, RTÉ is a creative organisation, making and commissioning a broad range of high-quality programming and content to meet the needs of multiple audiences. RTÉ One and RTÉ2 television typically air at least 18 of the top 2 0 programmes broadcast by any channel available in Ireland every year.

RTÉ’s television services are RTÉ One, RTÉ One HD, RTÉ One +1, RTÉ2 HD, RTÉjr and RTÉ News Now. RTÉ operates four primary stations (RTÉ Radio 1, RTÉ 2fm, RTÉ lyric f m and RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta). In addition there are five exclusively digital radio stations (RT É Radio 1 Extra, RTÉ Pulse, RTÉ Gold, RTÉ 2XM, and RTÉjr Radio, Ireland’s only radio station just for children). RTÉ also offers a broad range of digital services, including a comprehensive website (RTÉ.ie), RTÉ News Now (a 24-hour digital news service) and multiple genre-specific apps, including a bespoke RTÉjr app for younger audiences, as well as the popular RTÉ Player, RTÉ Player International and RTÉ Radio Player .

About Arvato Systems
Global IT specialist Arvato Systems supports major companies through digital transformation. More than 2,600 staff in over 25 locations epitomize in-depth technology expertise, industry knowledge and focus on customer requirements. Working as a team, we develop innovative IT solutions, transition our clients into the Cloud, integrate digital processes and take on IT systems operation and support. As a part of the Bertelsmann-owned Arvato network, we have the unique capability to work across the entire value chain. Our business relationships are personal; we work with our clients as partners, so that together we can achieve long-term success.
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