Case Study: WDR


WDR wanted to strengthen its services by unifying news planning for its 11 regions. Each location independently produces and broadcasts a half-hour evening television newscast (Mon-Sat). A story produced in one location often has relevance to another regional studio.


SCISYS Media Solution’s expertise was needed to translate the concepts of the new infrastructure into technological reality. The live system was implemented in parallel with staff training enabling fast project turnaround.



OpenMedia serves as the bi-directional metadatabase and planning system for the entire radio and television workflow for all WDR regions. A MOS gateway for RadioCMS dira! with Highlander-ActiveX was implemented to ensure a smooth workflow.




+ Cross Media Planning
+ Fully configurable
+ Dynamic Updating
+ Third-Party Integrations
+ MOS Compliance
+ Stable and robust Performance
+ Multicasting
+ Infinite scalability



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" We were looking for an easier, more dynamic way to arrange, view and share planning. -- Wolfgang Kaiser, WDR Head of Investment and Strategic Project Management "

About SCISYS Group:

Employing around 670 staff, SCISYS Group is a leading developer of information and communications technology services, e-business, web and mobile applications, editorial newsroom solutions and advanced technology solutions. The Company operates in a broad spectrum of market sectors, including Media & Broadcast, Space, Government and Defence and Commercial sectors. SCISYS clients are predominantly blue-chip and public-sector organisations. Customers include the Environment Agency, the Ministry of Defence, Airbus Defence & Space, Thales Alenia Space, Arqiva, Vodafone, the European Space Agency, Eumetsat, the BBC, Radio France, RTL, RNLI, Pets at Home, Siemens and the National Trust. The Company's registered office is in Dublin, with UK offices in Chippenham, Bristol, Leicester and Reading and German offices in Bochum, Dortmund, Darmstadt and Munich.