Portugal | State Owned Broadcaster at Radio and Television
Job Description: Responsible for Planning Area and Booking
According to Aníbal, matching all the pieces of the puzzle involves different operational and planning strategies, since it has to work with different media and a lack of areas such as information or the production areas.
What are the main responsibilities at your company?
My daily work at RTP is focus on planning the technical resources of the company. The equipment are so diverse as for example we have to deal with studios to broadcast news and the other productions, up link trucks, mobile video teams, video editing rooms, audio editing rooms, subtitling, DSNG’s, satellite booking, record at video servers, technical central, foreign programs, and so on.
What is or are the most interesting factor (s) on your work and to the TV business in general?
Matching and answering all requests from different areas of the company and make the “machine” works. As I used to say planning it is the “heart”, the essence to make the “machine” work.
The diverse of equipment leads different ways to behave. It is like a puzzle. If at the end of the day, everything works at perfection, it is very rewarding.
How long do you work with GMediaPlan?
I started to work with GMediaPlan in 2005. GMediaPlan was born with us and was created to manage the equipment at RTP. I was, as we can say, one of the software’s fathers, namely in many maps to plan equipment. We learn from our mistakes and with what we didn’t want from the previous software. That’s how GMediaPlan helped to do much better, faster, more efficiently, filling all the gaps experienced from the previous software.
What is the role of GMediaPlan at your work and in your area?
GMediaPlan is the base of our work, our planning relies on GMediaPlan. Our needs were been answered and applied to the system.
Can you underline the main advantages and improvements on your daily work with the use of GMediaPlan? How was your work before GMediaPlan’s implementation?
The work became more fluid and easier to execute. It is a system very intuitive. We can follow online what it is being planned.
There are different processes when you plan equipment. For example, at information area we have to be more attentive to the changes and to the requests on time, the urgency of a live it is noteworthy. An important slice of planning is made at the moment of the request. At all the other areas we have, in generally, more time, which allow a better planning and optimization of the resources.