Sveriges Radio Foervaltnings (SRF), which provides technical services to Swedish public broadcaster Sveriges Radio (SR), has added a second NOA MediaLector workstation as well as 14 Sony R500 DAT recorders upgraded with NOA adaptation kits to its extensive installation of NOA equipment for migrating and managing audio archives. The eight-channel stereo MediaLector will handle migration of problematic DAT tapes for which highly sophisticated error notification is required. SR is relying on SRF for a two-year project that will migrate some 200,000 hours of audio recordings to secure and readily accessible digital storage. For the project, SRF has deployed multiple NOA Ingest Line systems including MediaLector to migrate the content of legacy carriers into the managed archive where it will be available to staff via the NOA mediARC distributed Web interface. The overall project began in February and will conclude in 2012.
Radio Magwi, a station set up in the town of Magwi in South Sudan, went on the air earlier this year using a BW Broadcast TX1000 and two Label AKG1N antennas on a 43m mast. The project was undertaken by Xchange Perspectives.
RTL Radio has become the first French national radio broadcaster to deploy the Netia Radio-Assist 8 digital audio software suite. The latest version of Radio-Assist 8 is equipped with a range of tools for end-to-end multimedia workflows that extend beyond traditional broadcasting.
Stream The World has signed an agreement with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) to make its live audio streaming platform available to EBU radio members. The EBU represents several broadcast companies, including the ARD, BBC, Cadena Ser, RAI, and Radio France.
Dot1Media, owner of one of 1CLUB.FM, has launched more than 50 320kb/s Internet radio stations. Typically, Internet radio stations are broadcast at 32kb/s or 64kb/s. The streams are being delivered by Jetcast.
Algerian Radio (RA), Algeria's public radio broadcaster, has expanded its Netia Radio-Assist digital audio software installation for a highly automated broadcast workflow incorporating media ingest, production, scheduling, playout and archiving. By automating centralized media archiving for all five Algerian Radio national stations, facilitating the exchange of content among existing regional facilities already equipped with Radio-Assist, and streamlining acquisition of wires from various news sources, the Radio-Assist implementation enables more efficient creation and delivery of French- and Arabic-language news and other programming to more than 20 million listeners in Algeria.