Westdeutscher Rundfunk, a German state-based public radio broadcaster, has chosen the SCISYS dira! content management system for all of its radio channels.
Thus far WDR stations Funkhaus Europa and 1LIVE, both broadcasting from a new location, are using the SCISYS dira! radio system as a single common content and production management system. WDR2, WDR3, WDR4 and WDR5 will soon follow suit.
As per the new scheme, WDR scheduling and planning is carried out with Annova NRCS OpenMedia system, while dira! handles the actual production and content management.
The two systems are integrated using an extended MOS-protocol. The radio-specific MOS extensions are a part of an agreement between the vendors and the ARD networks,says SCISYS. ARD is WDR’s national overseer.
In addition to audio management, WDR’s dira! system is also managing program associated data.