7Mountains has announced a new milestone deal, to deliver cloud newsroom solution DiNA to Television New Zealand. TVNZ has chosen DiNA as its core journalist tool, in order to transition to a modern, cloud based newsroom. DiNA will sit at the heart of the newsroom for creating, planning and publishing news to all of TVNZs linear and digital platforms.
The project will be delivered in conjunction with 7Mountains technology partner Stem Media, with the development, installation and implementation of DiNA done remotely from Bergen, Norway.
Andrew Fernie, General Manager of Operations, News and Current Affairs at TVNZ, has been spearheading the project.
“We want to allow our journalists to plan, investigate, collaborate and tell stories that matter and then deliver to all platforms with ease,” he said. “By choosing DiNA, we knew that we’d end up with one tool that encompasses the planning, creation, and publishing of stories to linear TV, our digital platforms and to social media.”
With DiNA, TVNZ journalists will be able to work in an easy to use browser-based tool for all their news planning, story creation, collaboration, and to publish to all platforms, both linear and digital. DiNA integrates with ScheduAll for resource booking and resource management in the TVNZ newsroom. All planning and publishing to linear TV will be done in DiNA’s built-in rundown module, integrated with studio automation system Viz Mosart from Vizrt. This gives TVNZ a complete newsroom workflow for planning, creating and publishing news to rundowns, as well as to all of TVNZs digital platforms.
Fernie adds: “Having one unified user interface means that there’s no need to jump around multiple tools to create and publish content which allows our journalists to work more efficiently. Journalists working in DiNA can plan, prepare and create content for all programmes and platforms and publish to linear TV as well to our digital platforms through our CMS, and to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.”