CGI to debut innovations for remote and field newsroom and radio broadcasting at NAB 2022

CGI’s dira! Dimension as well as OpenMedia NewsBoard and OpenMedia ReporterApp help broadcasters pivot to remote operations and will be presented for the first time in Las Vegas


Munich/Bochum, Germany –  20 April, 2022 – CGI, one of the leading newsroom and radio system provider in Europe, is pleased to announce its attendance at NAB 2022 in Las Vegas, April 23-27.  CGI will highlight how its array of new media solutions is solving the critical challenges of modern broadcasters and radio stations, as TV meets radio and merges with online and social in the teeth of the global pandemic.

“Being able to meet customers and industry friends at NAB 2022 provides a great opportunity to present the many new services and capabilities we have introduced since the last in-person show three years ago,” says Michael Thielen, Vice President, Radio Solutions at CGI. “Post pandemic, workflows across news organizations have changed. With team members now looking to be able to work remotely or in a hybrid/on-prem digital workspace, the need for effective tools that empower employee flexibility is becoming more urgent. We are excited to demonstrate innovations that enable your employees to work wherever they want and still be firmly connected and an integral part of the news team.”

Visitors at NAB 2022 will have an opportunity to discuss the new array of solutions and services CGI offers to enable news broadcasters to create and deliver exceptional news content for more audiences across more platforms. Learn how CGI’s OpenMedia platform has helped major broadcasters like the BBC shift to a true multi-platform, content-centric news organization. Discover how CGI are taking OpenMedia out of the newsroom and giving field journalists and remote workers powerful mobile-based tools to create, manage and deliver news on the go.

The new innovations CGI is showcasing at NAB include:


  • NewsBoard – With its modern and unified web user interface, OpenMedia NewsBoard enables journalists and editorial teams to organize their story centric planning and production processes from anywhere. The highly customizable architecture allows newsrooms to adapt their systems to their individual needs. Free configurable Board and widget structure supports transparency in dynamic collaboration within distributed teams. NewsBoard comes with a completely re-designed architecture, a modern, intuitive User Interface that is fully modular and is Cloud-friendly. It’s one further step to re-design of the OpenMedia platform, that CGI’s leading newsroom solution is currently undergoing to better meet future requirements
  • ReporterApp – The ReporterApp for Android and iOS allows reporters in the field to automatically stay connected to their newsroom at all times, wherever they are in the world. Built on a cloud-native architecture and fully integrated with OpenMedia, field journalists and remote workers now have all the tools within reach to research multiple sources including agency wire feeds; scan events and topics; check contact details and collaborate on content
  • dira! Dimension  The solution to the challenges faced by broadcasters worldwide of continuing to operate radio services while pivoting staff to work from home. Designed for rapid and agile deployment either in Cloud or on-premises dira! Dimension facilitates remote audio editing professionally, securely and reliably


CGI is trusted by the world’s foremost broadcasters to handle their global news output. Key up-to-the-minute case studies presented at NAB include:


  • Enabling the BBC to play a crucial role in combatting the spread of harmful vaccine misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic. OpenMedia has achieved a generational change of the BBC’s newsroom system, empowering a story-centric approach that addresses the accelerated pace of major news stories and the ongoing challenge of fake news


  • Powering the digitization of South Africa’s national public broadcaster SABC with comprehensive rollout of dira! for new playout, production and music scheduling systemThe proof of concept and subsequent implementation by CGI has achieved SABC’s goal to enable dira’s use throughout the company’s radio environment – from sales, sport, news and current affairs to education and drama


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About CGI

Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest IT and business consulting services firms in the world. Operating in hundreds of locations across the globe, CGI delivers end-to-end services and solutions, including strategic IT and business consulting, systems integration, managed IT and business process services and intellectual property solutions. CGI’s merger with SCISYS Group PLC in December 2019 has brought in deep expertise in the media and broadcast sectors, as well as the space and defence sectors. CGI’s Media Solutions, formerly SCISYS Media Solutions, offer a wide range of professional news and content delivery solutions for innovative media companies across local, national and international markets. This includes the market-leading flagship newsroom system OpenMedia and the radio production solution dira, serving many key players in broadcast and delivery.

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