AraBel FM Chooses WinMedia for Visual Radio

August 28, 2014


LA SEYNE SUR MER—AraBel FM has chosen a visual radio solution to be provided by WinMedia, a provider of automation and content management software solutions for content producers, and its Belgian system integrator Periactes.

AraBel FM is a general-interest and independent radio station based in and broadcasting in Brussels over IP. The broadcaster transmits in two languages: French and Arabic, via a combination of FM and Internet. The installation features the MAM-driven WinMedia Radio solution; over 10 production workstations, a production studio, a broadcasting studio as well as a TV control room.

At AraBel FM, the WinMedia Radio workflow integrates broadcast workgroups: ingest, newsroom computer system, desktop editing, music scheduling, traffic and billing, playout control, multi-platform delivery (RDS, Internet, podcasts, social networks), archiving and audio/video monitoring.

AraBel FM also utilizes WinSales, the new module that optimizes business management by providing real-time online ad booking across all media. WinSales also streamlines billing operations through automatic reconciliation and third-party integration with accounting systems.

The station enables listeners to see what is happening in its studios. Thanks to the WinMedia platform, the broadcaster films the studio and automatically publishes live and pre recorded videos. WinPublish also streamlines content publishing on RDS using the UECP protocol, as well as on social networks. A video server manages live switchovers as well as the cameras through audio detection.


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