By: E&P Staff
France Antilles, founded in 1985, entered into a long-term framework agreement to use Milenium Cross Media solutions from Madrid-based Protec. All the group’s publications will run Milenium in two years time.
The implementation is part of a groupwide workflow and production reorganization aimed at improving process efficiency and quality.
Users prepare newspapers via a central computer system installed in Lyon. Within months, the new system will be installed in the Paris-Normandie daily.
Through Milenium, the group’s products benefit from integration of writing and editing, advertising, production and communications in the same workflow. Layout planning according to ad contracts “dovetails perfectly with the editorial area, where Milenium coordinates content, editing and design work,” according to a company statement. The new system also will provide digital archiving of editorial content and integrated communications within the editorial workflow and with print sites.
Some French and Swiss titles already use the Protec software. Le Havre Presse, with five editions, and Paris-Normandie, with six incorporated applications to automate quality control and page imposition at their print sites.
France Antilles publishes regional dailies and weeklies in France and elsewhere in such French-speaking areas as Switzerland, Martinique and Guadalupe, French Polynesia, and French Guiana. It also holds stakes in two other French publishers and has interests in television.