The largest private Swiss TV provider CH Media has selected Octopus X to be the heart of its newly built centralised, multichannel newsroom. CH Media reaches around 2 million people through regional newspapers and online portals, radio and TV stations and magazines. With over 2000 employees, it’s one of the largest media companies in Switzerland.

TeleZüri and the associated regional TV stations TVO, Tele M1, Tele 1 and TeleBärn will utilise Octopus’ advanced collaboration features, accessibility from any devices, as well as tight integrations with Primestream and Ross Video to deliver news to viewers. The complete project is managed by systems integrator AVC-Systems.


Octopus X will enable journalists to utilise their media archive to its full potential

Currently the channels are using five independent newsroom systems from three different vendors, all integrated with MAM, playout and graphics systems from various vendors.

CH Media aims to streamline its story-centric workflow and increase its productivity by unifying the toolset in its new facilities. Journalists from all five channels will be able to work independently in their own, dedicated work areas, yet they will be able to share resources, wires, contacts and media when needed.

Thanks to the modern architecture of the Octopus X system, users will have easy access to archived materials, stories, rundowns and even social media posts from the newsroom or anywhere remotely.

In addition to its core functionalities, CH Media will also take advantage of the advanced metadata exchange between Octopus X and Primestream’s Xchange Asset Management system. This will allow journalists to utilise their media archive to its full potential. Octopus X will also provide CH Media with an open REST API that will allow custom integrations and workflows.

Gabriel Janko, COO & sales director at Octopus Newsroom, said: “We are very proud that CH Media chose Octopus X to unify and modernise its production. Octopus prepares customers for future trends and shifts, while also providing a modern and flexible platform for the present. CH Media followed closely our recent major implementations in the region, including projects in Telebasel, La Télé, Welt and Bild, so we believe they made a decision about Octopus X with a lot of confidence.”