IP transition technologies make an impact at BVE Show 2018 in London

The transition from SDI to IP was a key technology trend discussed at the BVE Show in London this week. A new IP outside broadcast truck from Timeline Television was shown. At the same time, a new R&S TLU9 GapFiller transmitter solution was announced during the show by Rohde & Schwarz.

BVE Show 2018
BVE Show 2018

The key panel discussion on the subject of IP explored how the adoption of virtualised and flexible workflows are enabling optimised business models, reducing costs and advancing production quality.

IP is at the forefront of the discussion around the future of broadcast, content production and play out. The session featured John Ive, director strategic insight at IABM, Mike Ellis, head of production architecture at the BBC, Oliver Gappa, sales director, Broadcast and Media West Europe at Rohde & Schwarz, and Quinn Cowper, head of vision engineering at Timeline Television.

Timeline Television’s IP OB

Timeline Television, a major provider of outside-broadcast, post-production, and studio-based services for all major UK networks, showcased its IP 4K HDR outside broadcast (OB) truck, UHD2.

The 32-camera triple-expanding truck delivers 4K HDR uncompressed broadcasts, allowing production teams to work in VSF TR03 SMPTE ST 2110 – the first time this has been done in an OB truck – enabling Timeline to work with video and audio as separate essence flows within an IP workflow.

R&S TLU9 GapFiller

Also announced at BVE 2018 was the R&S TLU9 GapFiller from Rohde & Schwarz, a rebroadcasting product that makes it possible to extend the coverage of main transmitters (high-power and medium-power stations) in specific topologies that cause shadowing effects, such as steep valleys without the need for an additional fully equipped transmitter site.

Posted by Chris Dickinson, technology journalist and editor of the Always On blog. March 2, 2018.