The BBC has signed a four-year framework agreement with Dalet Digital Media Systems for the provision of TV news automation systems.


Dalet, together with its partners Mosart Medialab and IBM, will supply professional services, studio and gallery automation software, automation system monitoring and all IT hardware.

The first major installation will be for the new W1 Complex, where new studios are being built for the BBC’s main news channels.

“This award is a major endorsement of Dalet’s capability to manage and deliver large-scale projects,” said Chris Wright, the general Manager of Dalet UK.

“The tender required extremely high standards during the demanding procurement process, not only for the functionality of the system but also for the quality of delivery and support services.”

The integrated Dalet and Mosart system will control studio devices such as vision and audio mixers, video ingest/playout servers, A/V routers, graphics, plus camera robotics and lighting.

It will also integrate with a number of third-party systems including newsroom computer and MAM systems.

The Framework Agreement means that Dalet can supply systems on a pre-agreed basis as required over a four-year period.

It also includes the ability to utilize Dalet Dashboard from the Dalet Enterprise Edition for centralized monitoring of all automation systems deployed, and other broadcast devices may also be incorporated.

The deal is Lot 2 of the Video Editing and Playout (VE&P) procurement process.