France Médias Monde Selects DAVID Systems -with General Contractor Thum+Mahr- to Enhance RFI’s Mission-Critical Playout Service

AMSTERDAM—September 11, 2015—DAVID Systems is pleased to announce that France Médias Monde (FMM) has selected them to enhance RFI’s playout service for its audience of 40+ million listeners. In choosing DAVID as the competition winner, the French world broadcasting organization favored the media software vendor’s teaming abilities, solution flexibility and scalability. The announcement was made today at the IBC show.

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Working Together to Meet Growing Needs for Content Distribution

DAVID Systems, a new entrant to the French market, teamed up with Thum+Mahr, a well-known consultancy service company, to provide RFI its Digasystem framework with dynamic workflow capabilities for scheduling and instant availability of the playout-channel service. FMM is confident that the collaborative efforts of DAVID Systems and Thum+Mahr will yield the best possible outcome, whether for change management support or technical performance. Additionally, a smooth transition between the existing service and the new one will minimize risk and avoid creating additional hurdles for RFI ‘s programming staff.

RFI needed a solution for distributing relevant content to 157 transmission endpoints in 72 countries. A cumbersome management of playout service, along with significant constraints on the program scheduling and playout process had hindered the company’s ability to manage its growing requirements.

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Bruno Tezenas Du Montcel, CTO of France Médias Monde: “DAVID Systems has an excellent reputation in well-respected media organizations worldwide. Their association with Thum+Mahr made it especially appealing for us to broaden our scope of technology vendors in order to gain the required flexibility for our worldwide content distribution mission; we’re now confident we will be able to address effectively the growing needs of our audience in terms of reach and managing new formats.”

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Vincent Benveniste, Co-owner & CEO of DAVID Systems: “Winning this competition over prestigious vendors in the French market is a great reward for the hard work that our partner Thum+Mahr and our team have put into meeting the needs of France Médias Monde.”

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