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Friday 09 February, 2018


Renewal of long-term service contract with BBC

RNS Number : 3856E
09 February 2018


("SCISYS" or the "Company")

SCISYS renews long-term service contract with BBC

SCISYS (AIM: SSY), the supplier of bespoke software systems, IT-based solutions, web and mobile application development and support services to the Media & Broadcast, Space, Government, Defence and Commercial sectors, is pleased to announce the renewal of its service contract to supply support and maintenance services for the BBC's enterprise audio broadcast technology.

SCISYS' Media & Broadcast division, which supplies the dira! Media Asset Management platform, a bespoke version of dira! used by the BBC to deliver its radio news and entertainment, has signed an enhanced service contract to continue supporting the BBC for a term of up to 10 years.

The premium dira! product, developed by SCISYS specifically for the BBC's requirements, is the cornerstone of the BBC's audio broadcast technology and has been deployed to National Radio, News, World Service, Nations and Local Radio stations as well as to Information & Archives.

This contract guarantees continued operation of the enterprise audio broadcast technology systems delivered in recent years, thus cementing a business relationship that began in 2001. SCISYS will continue to improve its dira! product and service to meet emerging requirements in security and rapidly changing technology platforms.

Oliver Giese, Head of Business Segment UK & IRL of the Media & Broadcast division for SCISYS, commented:

"We are delighted to strengthen the relationship with the BBC, which is a flagship for our business. It is a great honour for us to be working with such a globally recognised brand and an acknowledgment of the high quality of the premium dira! product." 

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014.

For further information please contact:



+44 (0)1249 466 466

Mike Love


Klaus Heidrich

Chief Executive Officer

Chris Cheetham


Finance Director

finnCap (NOMAD & Broker)

+44 (0)20 7220 0500

Julian Blunt


Corporate Finance

Walbrook PR

+44 (0)20 7933 8780

Tom Cooper/Paul Vann

+44 (0)797 122 1972

[email protected]





Employing around 550 staff, SCISYS group is a leading developer of Information and Communications Technology services, e-Business, web and mobile applications, editorial newsroom  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, Arqiva, Vodafone, the European Space Agency, Eumetsat, the BBC, RNLI, Interflora and the National Trust. The Company has UK offices in Chippenham, Bristol, Leicester and Reading and German offices located in Bochum, Dortmund, Darmstadt and Munich. More information is available at

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