CGI news and radio production solutions support remote working and enable journalists to research, structure and plan their deliveries in advance.
SCISYS Media Solutions (formerly Annova Systems and SCISYS Deutschland) has rebranded to CGI, underlining its continued commitment to the global broadcast community. With 75,000 active users worldwide, CGI and its offerings will see the benefits of a combined customer base, maximising the use of premium solutions for professional radio workflows and media management, and platforms for newsroom and planning systems.
As part of the new brand, CGI has also revamped its media leadership team, appointing Michael Pfitzner as Vice President for Newsroom Solutions, and Michael Thielen as the Vice President for Radio solutions. Both formerly held management roles within SCISYS Media Solutions and will focus on strategic planning to highlight the changes to the key delivery sectors.
CGI has also recently announced its participation in the Avid Alliance Partner Programme to become Avid certified. The programme offers a full and growing range of resources designed to help developers and their organisations connect their media solutions to the Avid MediaCentral Platform, which is already a key integration across CGI’s multiple platforms for delivery.
In addition, CGI announces ongoing partnerships with AI-based content discovery solutions specialists, Condat, and DHD, digital audio studio technology developers and manufacturers for professional applications in radio and TV broadcasting studios.
Commenting on the development, Michael Thielen, VP Media – Radio Solutions, CGI, said: “Now more than ever, with the fluctuation of the global economy and the ongoing health pandemic, broadcasters are under extreme pressures both editorially and financially, while users are experiencing rapid digitisation as TV meets radio and merges with online and social. CGI is perfectly positioned to solve the challenges of modern broadcasters and radio stations, and recognises the importance of staying connected, especially when many organisations have no choice but to adapt to a more remote methodology, all whilst remaining cost and time-efficient.”
Michael Pfitzner, VP Media, Newsroom solutions, remarked: “Expanding upon our current exceptional services to the global media industry, and with the additional influences from CGI’s existing global network, we will continue to work closely with our clients to provide them with proven industry solutions that can easily be configured to meet their individual requirements.