CGI provides newsroom tools to 3,000 France Télévisions’ journalists

The European newsroom and radio system provider CGI has recently announced that its supporting the editorial staff of France Télévisions in the modernization and standardization of its editorial tool through its OpenMedia solution. This group brings together six national channels, 24 regional branches and nine overseas branches.

The idea for France Télévisions was to improve collaboration between its teams of journalists. The group wanted a common tool for all of its newsrooms – TV, radio and digital – in all territories. The public group chose CGI and its solution OpenMedia, specially designed to allow the media to manage, plan and organize the production of their content.

During the first phase CGI integrates OpenMedia NewsBoard. This module offers features for each journalist such as real-time access to all the resources available on the subjects to be covered, planning to organize the work of the editorial staff and anticipate multi-media broadcasting, as well as exchanges for better communication within the editorial staff, regardless of location.

During the second one CGI integrates OpenMedia Infinity to deploy a tool for searching, scheduling, scripting and messaging functions as well as specific features for structuring programs.

Romuald Rat, Director of Reports and Information Resources and Skander Ben Attia, Director of Engineering for France Télévisions commented: “The implementation of a common tool for all of our newsrooms is a major project that is part of the – broader – strategy of digital transformation of France Télévisions. We have chosen CGI and its proven OpenMedia solution with the objective of optimizing our activities and enriching our media offer in order to continue to provide the most qualitative information possible to our viewers, listeners and readers.”

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