Day 4 of RadioWeek looked at the opportunities data provides broadcasters
CGI has integrated its OpenMedia end-to-end newsroom solution suite with Microsoft Teams. The company says this will deliver a modern unified communications platform for today’s journalists and producers and address workflow challenges resulting from increased broadcasting channels and remote newsgathering and production.
Michael Pfitzner, vice-president for newsroom solutions at CGI, says this integration will resonate strongly with news, current affairs, and magazine program teams everywhere. “More than ever before, news teams are more likely to be dispersed physically and working on multiple stories via multiple channels simultaneously,” he said. “The challenges related to this evolution have been heightened by the circumstances of the past two years, accelerating the need for a more flexible approach to broadcast news production. A reliable and unified communications platform has become a business imperative. We believe integrating CGI’s OpenMedia solution with Microsoft Teams will be a big step forward for news teams worldwide.”
“CGI’s status as a Microsoft Gold Partner demonstrates its strong capabilities in integrating Microsoft technologies to drive innovation, collaboration, agility and efficiencies,” said Holger Meinzer, Microsoft Germany’s director of industry relations for media and telcos. “We’re proud to partner with CGI to help newsrooms meet today’s challenges in the fast-evolving and highly competitive broadcasting industry. The combination of Microsoft Teams and CGI’s OpenMedia solution delivers a powerful platform for bringing together news teams and ensuring optimal communication and collaboration.”