Italian broadcaster RAI renews automated content access contract with Atos

Milan, Italy and Paris France, September 9, 2020

Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, today announced it has signed a three-year contract renewal with RAI - Radiotelevisione Italiana S.p.A. - for the automation and management of all digital services relating to its RaiPlay platform.

The contract renewal extends the long-term commercial relationship between Atos and RAI, initiated in 2009 with Atos to provide new automation solutions and continue its round-the-clock advanced on-site operation management services of the infrastructure and applications of RAI’s supply chain. In addition, RAI will benefit from an enhanced user experience and automated news stream analysis capabilities, introduced by Atos, for high volumes of content.

The automation solution allows convergent monitoring and multi viewing of audio and video content - from channel playout and contribution networks to distribution environments such as terrestrial transmitter sites, satellite up-/downlink stations, IPTV backbone hubs and CDNs. This ensures maximum efficiency when storing, managing, delivering and playing online content, live and on-demand.

In addition, automation enables continuous decoding and analysis of audio and video services from a single platform, increasing productivity with management tools, analysing objective parameters, monitoring in multi viewing mode and mapping alarms such as video freeze, lost video signal, content mismatch. The system uses a unified software framework for convergent monitoring of both playout/distribution and distribution input signals: a single shared software functional block uniformly handles monitoring and analysis of all types of input signals.

"Working with RAI is a great source of pride for us. This long-term relationship demonstrates our strong broadcast and media expertise and commits us to developing innovative and valuable solutions, to support RAI and other industry customers and respond to their evolving needs." said Giuseppe Di Franco, Atos Senior Vice President, Atos Italia CEO.

Atos has been working with RAI for over a decade to provide on-site operation management services of the infrastructure and applications of RAI’s digital media supply chain. Atos manages the RaiPlay Media Player and RAI's Customer Identity and Access Management system and implemented RAI’s multi-platform for multi-language content, digital recommendation and intelligent search engine, which allows RAI to enhance its users’ experience of their digital content, by leveraging machine learning and artificial intelligence technology for content discovery. Over the years, with the support of Atos, RAI has been able to evolve its digital media services and improve quality and scalability.

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About Atos

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 110,000 employees in 73 countries and annual revenue of € 12 billion. European number one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and High-Performance Computing, the Group provides end-to-end Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Big Data, Business Applications and Digital Workplace solutions. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (SocietasEuropaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The purpose of Atos is to help design the future of the information space. Its expertise and services support the development of knowledge, education and research in a multicultural approach andcontribute to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the Group enables its customers and employees, and members of societies at large to live, work and develop sustainably, in a safe and secure information space.  

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