Dalet and Italian partners EI Towers and CVE have announced that the Lega Serie A-based production center in Lissone is using Dalet solutions to manage high-value sports content and production processes. The Italian Football League is consolidating its content production, management and distribution into a centralized media infrastructure.
The fundamental change in Lega Serie A media production was a significant technical improvement that leveraged Dalet’s workflow automation and content management solutions, increasing production value for more than 400 games and delivering in progressive UHD and 1080p formats over a full IP infrastructure. Enterprise deployment is entirely subscription-based to maximize flexibility and control costs.
“We took on a huge challenge in building a new production infrastructure in such a short time – not only the workflows, but also a completely new facility at Lissone capable of creating highlights, logging compliance metadata and archiving assets. We needed reliable partners to deliver and Dalet, along with CVE, did just that for the production part of this project. The solution has already worked successfully throughout the season,” they comment Piercarlo Invernizzi, CTO, EI Towers.
Lega Serie A’s transformation is part of a growing trend among sports teams, leagues and federations partnering with experienced technology companies like Dalet to take full control of their media strategy and deliver exceptional fan experiences. Dalet’s flexible media management technology and deep media expertise enable sports organizations to fully optimize content workflows and incorporate future business opportunities with ease.
Business opportunities and economies of scale
Dalet’s proven solution for enterprise media workflows, Dalet Galaxy pet, serves as the control layer to process inbound broadcasts from stadiums and manage that content in rapid production storage, near storage and production center archives. Dalet’s core media asset management platform and workflow engine track metadata and orchestrate key workflows, including gaming content captured over 100 channels of Dalet Brio IP reception, as well as distribution of digital content packages to major operators, media partners , telecommunications companies and teams using WEBPortals and direct contribution to the stadium during the live events via Dalet Brio IP output. Dalet’s integrated production tools provide seamless editing and highlight production needed in sports, with remote collaboration from stadium to production center made possible by a secure, hybrid configuration.
“The scope of this major project is to follow the business vision of Lega Serie A, requiring a radical turnaround of the entire media production and distribution chain. This is something that Dalet is well versed in,” he commented Massimo Berardi, General Manager – Italy, Dalet. “Dalet’s adaptive technology and flexible platforms enable enterprise-level digital transformation and achieve economies of scale. Lega Serie A now has full control of its assets from local to international with tools that extend content across marketing channels and real opportunities to create new business lines at club level thanks to better sharing, retargeting and repackaging. They have more options to expand and do so with a much higher degree of efficiency on a platform that is prepared for the future.”
Corporate design and staff training delivered in 30 days
A first-of-its-kind installation, the Lega Serie A production center spans 2,400 square meters of state-of-the-art media technology that includes editing stations, post-production rooms, a master control room, a content control room and a room dedicated to infographics. Dalet Professional Services collaborates with EI Towers and CVE to deliver more than 100 channels of reception, 12 channels of playback, online production, nearline and archive storage, as well as editing and production highlighting applications, along with workflow design of Dalet MAM and training for center technicians and operators in a month. Dalet Professional Services together with business partner CVE also provide Lega Serie A with first-line on-site support services.
Massimo concludes: “The breadth and depth of the requirements and the rigorous execution is a testament to the resilience of Dalet’s technology and the deep technical expertise of the team to take on a project of this size and deliver it on time to sustain it well into the future.”