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June 2019

Cornelius Heinemann heads up Rohde & Schwarz Broadcast & Media division

Cornelius Heinemann takes over as Executive Vice President Broadcast and Media at Rohde & Schwarz at the beginning of July 2019, and is appointed to the Board of Directors at the same time. He was previously responsible for the Transmitter and Amplifier Systems and File Based Media Solutions business units within the Broadcast & Media Division.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. June 11, 2019.

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Live 8K broadcasts over 5G at French Open tennis

The Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT), France Télévisions and Orange have joined forces to offer the first ever live 8K broadcast on 5G networks of matches from the 2019 French Open tennis at Roland-Garros. The 8K market is forecast to be worth USD 26.8 billion by 2024.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. June 11, 2019.

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5G Broadcast forecast to grow rapidly in next five years

As unique 5G Broadcast trials continue in Bavaria, research group MarketsandMarkets predicts that the global LTE and 5G Broadcast market is expected to reach USD 807 million by 2024 from USD 464 million in 2019, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.7% during 2019–2024.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. June 5, 2019.

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May 2019

Rohde & Schwarz presents latest products and solutions at ANGACOM

Rohde & Schwarz will show its leading-edge solutions at ANGACOM 2019 in Cologne, June 4-6, at booth R8 in hall 8. Highlights include end to end cloud-based OTT monitoring systems, monitoring and multiviewer solutions, advanced DOCSIS 3.1 testing and signal and spectrum analysers up to 44GHz.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. May 28, 2019.

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Media companies invest more in IP and cloud technologies

The latest IABM Buying Trends Report has revealed the latest media and broadcast trends in the market today. Read the findings here.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. May 22, 2019.

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EBU tests HDR pipeline for producers

New plans recommend the best ways to process high dynamic range (HDR) images, while we offer industry-leading solutions for handling it.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. May 22, 2019.

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Analogue transmissions still power the majority of world broadcasts

The global transition to digital terrestrial broadcasting began over a decade ago, but some markets are still analogue. Find out where, here.

Posted by Adrian Pennington. May 20, 2019.

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Newsroom and studio production take centre-stage at BroadcastAsia

Rohde & Schwarz will highlight newsroom and studio production solutions, mastering and IP workflows at the 2019 show in Singapore, a part of ConnecTechAsia, from June 18-20, 2019. For the first time, newly-acquired subsidiary Pixel Power will co-exhibit with Rohde & Schwarz at booth 4T3-01, Level 4, Suntec Singapore.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. May 17, 2019.

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Rohde & Schwarz participates at 2019 European Digital Forum

Rohde & Schwarz is participating in the prestigious 16th European Digital Forum in Lucca, Italy, June 6-7, 2019, which looks at next generation broadcasting, including 5G Broadcast.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. May 14, 2019.

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Disney and Apple to challenge for SVOD market share

As Disney and Apple launch Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) services in 2019 – challenging existing players – who will dominate this rapidly expanding market?

Posted by Chris Dickinson. May 14, 2019.

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First 5G Broadcast field trial starts in Bavaria

The 5G TODAY project officially launched its unique field trial for 5G Broadcasting on May 9, 2019. The new large-area 5G field trial in the Bavarian alpine region is covered by two high-performance transmitters located in Ismaning and on the top of the Wendelstein mountain.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. May 10, 2019.

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Serbian state broadcaster RTS builds new MCR around R&S VENICE-S

RTS has placed Rohde & Schwarz R&S VENICE-S server system at the heart a new master control room (MCR) at its production centre in Belgrade.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. May 8, 2019.

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US proposes ATSC 3.0 as international digital broadcast standard

Already the standard in both the United States and South Korea, the US have proposed ITU global adoption of the ATSC 3.0 digital broadcast standard.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. May 7, 2019.

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EBU predicts first uses of 5G Broadcast in content production

With 5G technology dominating industry headlines, the EBU have predicted its first use in content production. Find out what that means for you, and download our free 5G eBook here.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. May 1, 2019.

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IT decision makers target cloud solutions

A report from Nutranix has found that IT decision makers plan to massively increase their companies’ cloud usage – using a combination of private cloud and third-party, public cloud services, with orchestration between the two platforms.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. May 1, 2019.

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April 2019

R&S PRISMON.cloud monitoring solution utilises Microsoft Azure

Rohde & Schwarz has selected global cloud service provider Microsoft Azure to support its new R&S PRISMON.cloud monitoring system, launched at NAB 2019.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 30, 2019.

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Rohde & Schwarz plans integrated future for Pixel Power

At NAB 2019, Rohde & Schwarz Vice President, Cornelius Heinemann, said Pixel Power has a strong integrated future within the Rohde & Schwarz family after its acquisition at the end of last year.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 25, 2019.

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The benefits of ATSC 3.0 for broadcasters

Johannes Sinnhuber, Product Manager, Transmitter Systems at Rohde & Schwarz, explains the main benefits of the new ATSC 3.0 transmission standard for broadcasters.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 18, 2019.

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Quality assurance key for OTT success

Discover how Rohde & Schwarz’s new cloud-based OTT monitoring solution - R&S PRISMON.cloud - helps providers easily adapt their monitoring infrastructure.

Posted by Adrian Pennington. April 17, 2019.

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Egypt’s ENMA builds major DVB-T2 terrestrial transmission network

The Egyptian National Media Authority (ENMA) has selected Rohde & Schwarz R&S THU9evo transmitters for a multi-million Dollar contract to support their DVB-T2 network.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 16, 2019.

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Sinclair Broadcast Group to deploy 100 ATSC 3.0-ready transmitters in US

Over 100 Rohde & Schwarz high-power ATSC 3.0-ready TV transmitters are being deployed across the USA, after a new deal with Sinclair Broadcast Group.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 16, 2019.

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R&S SpycerNode wins at 2019 NAB Show Product of the Year Awards

The R&S SpycerNode media storage system from Rohde & Schwarz won in the storage solutions category at the newly inaugurated official 2019 NAB Show Product of the Year Awards in Las Vegas.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 16, 2019.

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R&S PRISMON.cloud wins Best of Show Award at NAB 2019

TV Technology announced that the newly launched R&S PRISMON.cloud monitoring solution from Rohde & Schwarz was one of its prestigious Best of Show Award winners at the NAB Show 2019 in Las Vegas.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 16, 2019.

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The future of broadcast monitoring is here: introducing R&S PRISMON.cloud

In 2017, Rohde & Schwarz introduced R&S PRISMON, our monitoring solution for audio/video services. Now in 2019, we are releasing our updated, cloud-based partner product to enhance and expand capabilities for our customers. Learn how this will help transform the current state of media content monitoring here.

Posted by Kristina Salmane. April 10, 2019.

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R&S PRISMON.cloud launches at NAB 2019

Dr. Alexander Hackmann, Business Development Manager Monitoring & Headend, introduces the new R&S PRISMON.cloud multiviewer and monitoring solution unveiled at NAB Show 2019 in Las Vegas.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 10, 2019.

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5G Broadcast a key theme at NAB 2019

Mohamed Aziz Taga, Product Management, LTE/5G Broadcast Transmitter Systems at Rohde & Schwarz, explains how 5G Broadcast offers huge business opportunities to broadcasters and mobile operators

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 10, 2019.

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Latest high-power VHF transmitter launches at NAB 2019

Johannes Sinnhuber, Product Manager, Transmitter Systems at Rohde & Schwarz, introduces the new, ATSC 3.0-ready, high-power R&S THV9evo VHF transmitter at NAB Show 2019 in Las Vegas.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 10, 2019.

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tpc in Switzerland builds state of the art IP-based broadcast facility

Andreas Lattmann, CTO, tpc, explains how Rohde & Schwarz solutions, including the R&S PRISMON and R&S VENICE, are being integrated in the company’s state of the art IP-based broadcast facilities in Switzerland.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 9, 2019.

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Rohde & Schwarz booth overview at NAB Show 2019

Tim Felstead, Director of Strategic and Product Marketing, Rohde & Schwarz, introduces the key highlights on the booth at NAB Show 2019 in Las Vegas.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 9, 2019.

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5G Broadcast is a key theme of NAB 2019

5G Broadcast is one of the key themes at NAB 2019 in Las Vegas. Learn about the solution Rohde & Schwarz will be presenting at the event here.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 4, 2019.

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Elite Media Technologies deploys R&S CLIPSTER for IMF mastering Hawaii Five-0

California post house Elite Media Technologies has streamlined workflows since deploying the R&S CLIPSTER as its complete IMF mastering solution.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 3, 2019.

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Ismaning transmitter in Bavaria joins 5G field trial

The Ismaning transmitter in the Bavarian Oberland has become the second site for test 5G broadcasts as part of the 5G TODAY research project. It joins the Wendelstein transmitter to investigate large-scale TV broadcasting in FeMBMS (Further evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service) mode.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 1, 2019.

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New R&S PRISMON monitoring and multiviewer solutions unveiled at NAB 2019

Rohde & Schwarz presents its field-proven R&S PRISMON solution with a new take on two primary applications: advanced A/V monitoring for distribution and delivery environments and an IP baseband multiviewer for studio, production and playout environments. See more at NAB 2019 on the Rohde & Schwarz booth SL6405, South Lower Hall.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 1, 2019.

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March 2019

New high-power VHF transmitter supports ATSC 3.0 standard at NAB 2019

Unveiled at the NAB Show 2019 in Las Vegas, April 6-11, 2019, the R&S THV9evo transmitter for VHF band III is the latest addition to the successful Rohde & Schwarz family of transmitters for DTV and DAB. The high-power platform will be on display at NAB in South Lower Hall, booth SL6405.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. March 29, 2019.

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R&S SpycerNode is shortlisted for new NAB Show Product of the Year Awards

The R&S SpycerNode media storage system from Rohde & Schwarz has been shortlisted for the newly inaugurated 2019 NAB Show Product of the Year Awards in Las Vegas. The system can be seen on the Rohde & Schwarz booth SL6405 in South Lower Hall.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. March 29, 2019.

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R&S SpycerNode is shortlisted for IABM BaM Awards at NAB 2019

The IABM, the international trade association for suppliers of broadcast and media technology, has shortlisted the R&S SpycerNode media storage system from Rohde & Schwarz for its prestigious IABM BaM Awards at the NAB Show 2019 in Las Vegas. The system can be seen on the Rohde & Schwarz booth SL6405 in South Lower Hall.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. March 29, 2019.

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The 5G market is set to increase rapidly: What does the future hold?

More connected devices, more traffic, and enhanced mobile network performance. Industry giants have revealed their predictions for the future of the 5G network. Read the statistics here and how the EBU and European field trials are taking the technology forwards.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. March 22, 2019.

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The SVOD market will grow rapidly in next five years

The global subscription video on demand market is expected to grow rapidly in the next five years. Learn why this proliferation is expected in our latest post, here.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. March 22, 2019.

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Ruptly partners with Rohde & Schwarz at CABSAT 2019

Ruptly, the award-winning international news agency, partnered with Rohde & Schwarz at CABSAT 2019 in Dubai. The company used a R&S RelayCaster encoder to demonstrate its ability to distribute high-quality SDI signals over long distances, relying only on IP and the internet.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. March 18, 2019.

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Technology changing the way we see sports

Technology is advancing the way we engage with sport, with the introduction of high-speed broadband speeds. Find out what this will mean for the viewers at home as well as those in the industry.

Posted by Adrian Pennington. March 13, 2019.

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DVB World highlights network growth, OTT, IP and 5G

The packed DVB World 2019 conference in Dublin highlighted the growth of DVB broadcasting around the world, alongside new technologies including OTT (Over-The-Top), broadcasting over IP, 5G and the future of media delivery.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. March 13, 2019.

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ENEX chooses IP contribution solution for new global network

ENEX, the global association for TV broadcasters, has chosen R&S RelayCaster, the IP contribution solution from Rohde & Schwarz for its new global contribution and distribution network.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. March 8, 2019.

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R&S SpycerBox trade-in program launches

Rohde & Schwarz has launched a R&S SpycerBox trade-in program, whereby you can trade in your R&S SpycerBox for the new R&S SpycerNode and receive attractive discounts. The offer ends June 30, 2019.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. March 1, 2019.

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February 2019

Rohde & Schwarz presents cutting-edge solutions at NAB 2019

From April 8 to 11 at NAB 19 in Las Vegas, Rohde & Schwarz will present its latest product portfolio under the motto "Supporting you today. And for the future." Highlights include a new cloud solution for monitoring, a new high-power transmitter and new applications for existing solutions. Another focal point is 5G Broadcast. Rohde & Schwarz will showcase its products and solutions at booth SL6405 in South Lower Hall.

Posted by Patrizia Muehlbauer. February 28, 2019.

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The benefits of IMF in post production a key focus of BVE 2019

How IMF (Interoperable Master Format) simplifies interoperability and content exchange in post production was a key topic of the BVE Expo 2019, held in London this week. Central to this was a conference session looking at how proven media platforms, such as R&S CLIPSTER, can help producers manage and deliver content to the likes of Netflix and others.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. February 28, 2019.

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A new era of 5G technology broadcasts showcases at MWC2019

At Mobile World Congress (MWC2019) in Barcelona, Rohde & Schwarz presents a 5G technology broadcast solution for future media delivery that will greatly benefit mobile network operators and millions of mobile subscribers. Visit Rohde & Schwarz 2019 in hall 6 (#6C40 and #6C51) at MWC2019, February 25-28.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. February 21, 2019.

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Asia Pacific and Europe lead future IPTV growth

Migration to IPTV in Asia Pacific and Western Europe will lead growth of the market in the next five years, according to Kagan, a media research group within S&P Global Market Intelligence.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. February 21, 2019.

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SVOD will be a key driver of growing digital content revenues in 2019

SVOD (Subscription Video on Demand) services will be a key driver of growth of digital content in 2019. Juniper Research said that global consumer spend on digital content will reach $250 billion in 2019, an increase of $23 billion year-on-year.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. February 21, 2019.

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The lowdown on OTT - eBook

Technical and commercial processes have completely changed the market dynamics between traditional broadcast and OTT service providers. OTT continues to evolve into a more reliable delivery system with technologies such as CMAF, OMAF, AV1, VVC, VR, 5G and many more becoming widely deployed over the next few years in order to bring rich immersive content to a screen near you. This paper looks at the new OTT technologies and the challenges and opportunities they bring.

Posted by Patrizia Muehlbauer. February 20, 2019.

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Rohde & Schwarz offers reliable partnerships at CABSAT 2019

At CABSAT 2019 (booth B2-32), Rohde & Schwarz will showcase the latest advances in scalable storage, satellite amplifiers and file-based media solutions. We can be a partner for your business, providing a diversity of technology solutions and rock-solid reliability, both financially and operationally, that enables you to focus on your customers’ needs.

Posted by Ghallab Mohamed. February 8, 2019.

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Saving the past with a Rohde & Schwarz storage solution - Case Study

R3store Studios and 3el.com use R&S®SpycerBox Ultra TL devices, which have proved to be a reliable, robust and fast storage and client serving solution.

Posted by Patrizia Muehlbauer. February 8, 2019.

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Digitizing cultural assets with R&S CLIPSTER

Saving historical film documents is the challenge being tackled by Studio Hamburg Postproduction. Now it’s up to R&S CLIPSTER to safeguard priceless cultural assets.

Posted by Patrizia Muehlbauer. February 8, 2019.

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OTT streaming in Middle East and North Africa ready for lift off

A large, youthful and technically savvy demographic should make the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) a rich zone for internet OTT (Over-The-Top) streaming services – and 2019 is shaping up to be the breakthrough.

Posted by Adrian Pennington. February 7, 2019.

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BVE 2019 highlights latest post production operations

The latest post production operations are being highlighted at the BVE 2019 conference at the Excel exhibition centre in London, February 26-28. As part of BVE’s conference programme, Rohde & Schwarz’s Oliver Gappa and Erik Dobberkau will be joined by Rupert Watson from Jigsaw24, to detail how proven media production platforms can transform your daily operations. Their presentation starts at 11.45 on Tuesday, February 26.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. February 6, 2019.

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Berlinale 2019 film festival masters movies with Rohde & Schwarz solutions

The Berlin International Film Festival is using three R&S CLIPSTER mastering stations and an R&S SpycerBox Cell media storage solution to present over 1100 films in the highest DCP quality at the event (February 7-17).

Posted by Chris Dickinson. February 1, 2019.

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January 2019

Mobile World Congress 2019: 5G technology broadcasts on air

As a part of the Bavarian research project 5G TODAY, Rohde & Schwarz is investigating large-scale TV broadcasts in the FeMBMS mode over a HPHT 5G technology broadcast field trial in Munich. The company will highlight the advantages of this technology via live transmission to a smartphone at the Rohde & Schwarz booth, 6C40 and 6C51, hall 6 at Mobile World Congress (MWC2019), Barcelona, February 25-28.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. January 30, 2019.

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Pay TV revenues in MENA region on negative path

Pay TV revenues for 20 MENA countries fell by 11% between 2016 and 2018 to just under $3 billion, according to a report by Digital TV Research. Revenues in 2024 ($3.28 billion) will still be lower than in 2016 ($3.36 billion).

Posted by Chris Dickinson. January 28, 2019.

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African OTT streaming TV revenues to reach $1 billion in 5 years

Sub- Saharan African OTT streaming movie and TV episode revenues will reach $1 billion by 2024, up from $223 million in 2018, according to Digital TV Research. Netflix accounted for 45% of the region’s SVOD subscribers by the end of 2018 and will retain its market dominance by taking 39% of the 2024 total.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. January 28, 2019.

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Africa set for 46 million pay TV subscriptions by 2024

Sub-Saharan Africa is forecast to add more than 16 million pay TV subscribers between 2018 and 2024 to bring its total to 45.63 million, according to Digital TV Research’s Sub-Saharan Africa Pay TV Forecasts report.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. January 28, 2019.

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Mexico City radio station installs latest FM transmitters

Radio UNAM (Radio de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) chose a 40 kW R&S THR9 high-power FM radio transmitter from Rohde & Schwarz to broadcast in Mexico City.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. January 28, 2019.

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Peru TV distribution centre appreciates the abilities of R&S PRISMON

Rohde & Schwarz Mexico, together with technological partners for FBMS, TELETEC and ARKTURIAS, demonstrated the abilities of R&S PRISMON monitoring and multiviewer solution to The Terrestrial Station of Lurín in Peru, which manages the submarine cable that connects Peru to the world and the signals from more than 700 television channels for satellite pay TV operator, Telefónica.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. January 25, 2019.

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End-to-end solution for LTE/5G technology broadcasts demos at DVB World

The world’s first end-to-end solution for LTE/5G technology broadcasts fully compliant with 3GPP Release 14 is demonstrated at DVB World annual conference in Dublin (March 11-13, 2019) by Rohde & Schwarz in cooperation with Technische Universitaet Braunschweig.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. January 23, 2019.

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5G, OTT, edge computing and AI will change lives in 2019

5G, OTT, edge computing and artificial intelligence (AI) transformative technologies will have the most impact on people’s lives in 2019, according to a new white paper from business information provider, IHS Markit.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. January 23, 2019.

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5G Broadcast for Mobile TV in a nutshell - eBook

Sometimes, new technologies compliment established ones. One such case is that of digital terrestrial transmission (DTT) which seems doomed to be replaced by IP-based systems. This eBook explains how the integration of the latest mobile telecommunications technologies are a perfect partner for DTT and can put it on a completely new and significant growth path.

Posted by Patrizia Muehlbauer. January 22, 2019.

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GMIT fully integrates video-over-IP monitoring and distribution solutions with Rohde & Schwarz

GMIT GmbH, a subsidiary of Rohde & Schwarz since 2010, will be fully integrated into the group by the end of January 2019. With this move, the electronics specialist reinforces its commitment to digital products, including the R&S PRISMON audio/video content monitoring and multiviewer solution and the R&S RelayCaster video-over-IP distribution solution.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. January 22, 2019.

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Explore the potential of LTE/5G technology broadcasts on smartphones at NAB 2019

A key technology session at NAB 2019 in Las Vegas will explore how the introduction of LTE/5G technology broadcasts could open up a worldwide market with millions of smartphones and tablets acting as potential TV receivers able to combine linear and non-linear mobile TV services.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. January 18, 2019.

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Swiss broadcaster’s video-over-IP facility has R&S PRISMON monitoring at its heart

The R&S PRISMON monitoring and multiviewer solution sits at the heart of a new video-over-IP campus building built by technology and production center switzerland ag (tpc) for SRF, the Swiss broadcasting company serving the German-speaking region of Switzerland.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. January 18, 2019.

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EBU publishes new specification for video-over-IP facilities

The EBU has published a new specification – EBU Tech 3371 – laying out the minimum requirements needed in a video-over-IP broadcast facility to support SMPTE ST 2110 standard production equipment.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. January 17, 2019.

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December 2018

What will happen to the media cloud services market in 2019?

There’s a perfect storm brewing. Numerous forecasts point toward the rapid growth of video, driven by demand for video over mobile often in tandem with breathless predictions for the rollout of 5G, the next generation wireless broadband. The choice for media companies is to build the physical infrastructure to cope, or go to the cloud.

Posted by Adrian Pennington. December 13, 2018.

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What will happen to the 4K UHD TV market in 2019?

The market for 4K UHD TV sales is growing strongly, led by the increase in premium 4K UHD content, and is predicted by specialist research and consulting firm Futuresource Consulting to top 100 million units worldwide in 2018 and to continue expanding rapidly in 2019 and beyond.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. December 11, 2018.

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R&S SypcerNode media storage system now commercially available

Following a successful technology showcase and system launch at IBC 2018, Rohde & Schwarz has announced the commercial availability of its R&S SpycerNode media storage system, offering a new and radically different approach to the broadest range of broadcast and media storage requirements.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. December 10, 2018.

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What will happen to the VR and AR market in 2019?

Looking at the market for two of the big technology trends of 2018, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) sales are predicted to have fallen sharply in 2018, but will return to growth in 2019, according to a new report by research firm CCS Insight.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. December 10, 2018.

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What will happen to the SVOD market in 2019?

Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) is growing strongly across the world according to two leading research companies who have looked at the market. Digital TV Research said SVOD revenues across 138 countries will reach $35.04 billion in 2018. That’s $10 billion more than the 2017 total and more than triple the 2015 total. Further rapid expansion is predicted in 2019, according to Ampere Analysis.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. December 6, 2018.

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5G broadcast tests take another step forward in Germany

5G broadcasts in the 5G TODAY research project moved forward in December 2018 with a Rohde & Schwarz transmitter starting operations at Bayerischer Rundfunk’s (BR) Wendelstein transmitter station and partner Kathrein completing an innovative antenna for test operation at BR’s transmitter site in Ismaning near Munich.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. December 6, 2018.

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November 2018

Rohde & Schwarz acquires Pixel Power Limited

Rohde & Schwarz has acquired Pixel Power Ltd., a technology leader in television branding, graphics, automation, master control and playout. With this acquisition Rohde & Schwarz is executing its plan to expand further in broadcast playout while taking ownership of a company with significant technological leadership. The subsidiary will be renamed "Pixel Power Ltd. - A Rohde & Schwarz Company".

Posted by Chris Dickinson. November 27, 2018.

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zweiB invests in R&S CLIPSTER for DCI and IMF mastering

Munich-based cinema, event engineering and media and post production specialist, zweiB, has boosted its facilities with the R&S CLIPSTER mastering station from Rohde & Schwarz to use on DCI and IMF mastering.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. November 20, 2018.

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postPerspective takes a look at Clipster 6.7 and SpycerNode at SMPTE 2018

Randi Altman’s postPerspective spoke to Erik Dobberkau and Erik Balladares from Rohde & Schwarz on the booth at SMPTE 2018 in Los Angeles about its newest update, Clipster 6.7, as well as the new SpycerNode scalable storage solution for broadcast and post.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. November 20, 2018.

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CEPROPIE picks storage solution from Rohde & Schwarz for Mexican Presidency

The Production Center for Informative and Special Programs (CEPROPIE) in Mexico chose R&S SpycerBox technology from Rohde & Schwarz to store video and audio material for the country’s president.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. November 14, 2018.

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BLUE Experts Lounge – latest dates for Germany and Switzerland

The BLUE Experts Lounge, the global ‘technology experts roadshow’, travels to Germany and Switzerland in November 2018, taking place at the “Media Online inhouse tradeshow” on November 20 in Frankfurt, Germany, followed by the “Jordi AG Tech Workshop 2018” from November 22-23 in Schlieren, Switzerland.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. November 13, 2018.

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The 8K future arrives in December

At the beginning of December 2018, the world’s first regular broadcasts in 8K begin, the climax of a 23-year development programme for Japanese broadcaster NHK. The question is whether it is truly the start of something that will eventually sweep the industry or will remain niche.

Posted by Adrian Pennington. November 13, 2018.

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2018 Streaming Media Europe 101 with Rohde & Schwarz

Rohde & Schwarz is one of the most important companies in the online video space, according to the newly released 2018 Streaming Media Europe 101 list. This year’s influential Streaming Media Europe 101 is the seventh-annual list of the most interesting, important, and influential companies in online video.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. November 13, 2018.

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Contribution and distribution using unmanaged networks a key focus at SMPTE2018

Moving IP media effectively over unmanaged networks was a key focus at SMPTE2018 in Los Angeles, October 22-25, 2018. A major stream in the conference programme was dedicated to the subject, including a presentation on Thursday by Martin Holmes, Senior Business Development Manager at Rohde & Schwarz (booth 322).

Posted by Chris Dickinson. November 4, 2018.

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October 2018

Interoperability and content exchange made easy with IMF

Interoperability and content exchange made easy with IMF – eBook

Posted by Chris Dickinson. October 16, 2018.

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IBC365 teams up with Rohde & Schwarz to explore satellite uplink amplifiers

Christian Baier, Product Manager Satellite Amplifiers, Rohde & Schwarz, and Dr Florian Ohnimus, Director R&D RF Power Components, Rohde & Schwarz discuss the future of satellite uplink amplifiers in an exclusive on-demand webinar produced with IBC365. Watch the video.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. October 16, 2018.

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Solid-state satellite uplink amplifiers: Where specialist development pays rich dividends for the operator

Cornelius Heinemann, Vice President Transmitter and Amplifier Systems at Rohde & Schwarz, explained to IBC365 why signal linearisation is critical within satellite uplink amplifiers.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. October 16, 2018.

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Introducing the R&S SpycerNode storage solution

Dirk Thometzek, Product Manager storage products at Rohde & Schwarz, introduces the new R&S SpycerNode storage solution. It is the first storage product on the M&E market to feature high performance computing (HPC). Watch the video.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. October 5, 2018.

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Internet giants dominate IBC with virtual presence

IBC2018 might not go down as a classic in terms of ground-breaking point product release but it marked a definitive shift away from legacy broadcasting and engineering to new models based on software as a service.

Posted by Adrian Pennington. October 3, 2018.

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September 2018

Soho post industry converges on Jigsaw24 for Blue Experts Lounge

Around 100 representatives from Soho’s post production facilities attended a Blue Experts Lounge event at the Jigsaw24 HQ in Central London on Wednesday September 26. Attendees participated in sessions on IMF delivery and HDR standards, as well as demos on the R&S Clipster.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. September 28, 2018.

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IBM and Rohde & Schwarz show secure storage media solution at IBC2018

You can't provide great content without secure media storage. Here's how Rohde & Schwarz makes it possible with help from IBM. Watch the video.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. September 28, 2018.

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BLUE Experts Lounge – now on tour

The Blue Experts Lounge is traveling round the globe, discussing the latest hot topics, key trends and showing you our new solutions, with our experts on hand to discuss. The first technology experts roadshows are being held in the UK, in Manchester, Soho and Glasgow, discussing IMF and HDR.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. September 24, 2018.

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IBC TV Friday Business News featuring SpycerNode

IBC TV's Business News on Friday featured Dirk Thometzek, Product Manager of Storage Solutions, Rohde & Schwarz, who unveiled R&S SpycerNode at IBC2018. Watch the video.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. September 18, 2018.

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IBC2018 Market trends

Tim Felstead, Director Strategic and Operational Marketing at Rohde & Schwarz, looks at the key market trends at IBC2018. Watch the video.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. September 18, 2018.

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The main themes of IBC2018: the cloud, IP, AI and management systems

John Ive, Director of Strategic Insight at IABM, highlights the main themes of IBC2018: the cloud, IP, Artificial Intelligence and overarching management systems. Watch the video.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. September 18, 2018.

Future technologies at IBC2018 from blockchain to VR 360, compression and AI

Nick Lodge Executive Producer Technology, IBC, reviews the future technologies at IBC, including blockchain, VR 360, Artificial Intelligence, standardising compression codecs such as VVC. Watch the video.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. September 18, 2018.

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OTT, 8K TV sets and 5G technology trends at IBC2018

David Wood, Consultant in Innovation and Technology at EBU, said OTT, 8K TV sets and 5G are among the main technologies at IBC2018. Watch the video.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. September 18, 2018.

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Rohde & Schwarz booth overview at IBC2018

Janet Goddard, marketing broadcast and media at Rohde & Schwarz, introduces the main highlights on the stand in Hall 7 in IBC2018 in Amsterdam. Watch the video.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. September 14, 2018.

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World’s first transmission of LTE FeMBMS signals in a dynamic single-frequency network

Within the framework of the 5G TODAY research project and in cooperation with the Institute for Communications Technology of the Braunschweig Technical University, Rohde & Schwarz has successfully commissioned the world’s first dynamic single-frequency network (SFN) with FeMBMS signals in the lab.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. September 13, 2018.

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Next generation storage solution unveiled at IBC 2018

Rohde & Schwarz showcased a brand new storage solution at IBC 2018. R&S SpycerNode combines enterprise-class hardware with state-of-the-art software technologies. It is the first storage product on the M&E market to feature high performance computing (HPC).

Posted by Chris Dickinson. September 13, 2018.

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New medium-power transmitter from Rohde & Schwarz at IBC 2018

The R&S TMU9evo UHF transmitter from Rohde & Schwarz represents the next level of development for the company’s successful family of medium-power transmitters. The new transmitter comes with further improvements in both energy efficiency and reliability, allowing network operators to achieve even greater operating cost savings.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. September 13, 2018.

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Rohde & Schwarz adds outdoor models to its family of satellite uplink amplifiers

The R&S PKU100 Ku-band satellite uplink amplifier combines the best of two worlds in a single device: the unbeatable strengths of solid-state amplifiers and the compactness and low weight of tube amplifiers. Now Rohde & Schwarz is adding outdoor models to its Ku-band family of amplifiers.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. September 13, 2018.

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Netflix Post Technology Alliance Program

Rohde & Schwarz participates in Netflix PTA Program

Rohde & Schwarz is an inaugural participant in the Netflix Post Technology Alliance Program (PTA), with the R&S CLIPSTER 6.7 mastering and distribution workstation. The PTA Program identifies products that meet Netflix technical and delivery specifications today and will continue to do so in the future.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. September 13, 2018.

R&S TMU9evo infographic video

Introducing the R&S TMU9evo medium-powered UHF transmitter range. Watch the video.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. September 12, 2018.

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Introducing the R&S TMU9evo medium-power transmitter

Maurice Uhlmann, Product Manager TV transmitters at Rohde & Schwarz, introduces the R&S TMU9evo UHF transmitter. The new transmitter comes with further improvements in both energy efficiency and reliability, allowing network operators to achieve even greater operating cost savings. Watch the video.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. September 11, 2018.

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Introducing the outdoor R&S PKU100 satellite uplink amplifier

Christian Baier, Product Manager satellite uplink amplifier at Rohde & Schwarz, introduces new outdoor models to its R&S PKU100 satellite uplink amplifier range. The extremely robust and weatherproof models are perfectly suited for outdoor applications and feature all the advantages of the indoor model. The R&S PKU100 can be used in ground stations and satellite news gathering (SNG) vehicles. Watch the video.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. September 11, 2018.

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IABM unveils BaM Awards finalists

Rohde & Schwarz was shortlisted for the Store category of BaM awards for its new storage solution, which is unveiled at IBC2018 in Amsterdam, Spetember 12, 2018. The IABM BaM awards, judged by an independent panel of experts, recognize outstanding technological innovations.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. September 10, 2018.

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R&S VENICE shortlisted in CSI Awards 2018

R&S VENICE has been shortlisted in the Best IP playout category of CSI Awards 2018. The winners are announced at IBC2018 in Amsterdam on September 14, 2018. The 16th Annual CSI Awards, celebrating excellence and achievement in the broadcast, video, OTT and IoT sectors, is organised by CSI Magazine.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. September 10, 2018.

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August 2018

Outdoor satellite uplink amplifiers unveiled at IBC2018

Rohde & Schwarz is adding outdoor models to its R&S PKU100 Ku-band family of amplifiers. The extremely robust and weatherproof models are perfectly suited for outdoor applications, such as ground stations and satellite news gathering (SNG) vehicles, and feature all the advantages of the indoor model. Visit Rohde & Schwarz at IBC2018 in Amsterdam, hall 7, booth B21.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. August 31, 2018.

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Live OTT no longer a pipe dream

In today’s multi-platform OTT-centric world the question of how to support live content contribution and primary distribution has become a massive issue. The solution according to companies such as Akamai Technologies and Amazon CloudFront is a commercial Content Distribution Network (CDN). However, the new multi-platform distribution business model has created significant growth in operating costs.

Posted by Adrian Pennington. August 30, 2018.

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Media Factory or Customised Curation? Content's future at IBC2018

Themed around ‘the search for growth’ IBC will showcase AI-assisted workflows, the status of IP infrastructure and the future of content.

Posted by Adrian Pennington. August 28, 2018.

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IBC365 previews the themes and highlights of IBC2018

Don’t miss the highlights of IBC2018 with this inside preview of the big themes and must-see tech on this year’s show floor from IBC365. The panel discuss everything from IP to AI, the rise-and-rise of OTT, and the impact of 5G, blockchain and ATSC 3.0

Posted by Chris Dickinson. August 23, 2018.

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How to achieve cost effective IP contribution and distribution

Whether in a studio or a live outside broadcast, IP-based content transport systems simplify content acquisition and, in distribution, extend the reach of content providers at reduced cost per viewer. Download the eBook to learn more.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. August 23, 2018.

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Australian broadcasters conduct DVB-T2 trials in Sydney

Rohde & Schwarz provided the entire infrastructure for the DVB-T2 trials in Australia. 99 percent of Australians depend on terrestrial broadcast services. The DVB-T2 standard can deliver up to 4K TV.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. August 23, 2018.

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German broadcasters demo Ultra HD at IFA 2018

A group of commercial and public broadcasters and partners will demonstrate UHD at IFA 2018 in Berlin (August 31 to September 5, 2018) at booth 203, hall 26. A series of clips in SDR and HDR/HLG format will be looped on a 77" UHD TV.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. August 20, 2018.

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EBU conducts UHD HDR tests at European Championships 2018

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) led trials with several EBU members and industry partners to shoot, process, record, and distribute live Ultra High Definition (UHD) content, with High Frame Rates (HFR), High Dynamic Range (HDR), and Next Generation Audio (NGA), at the 2018 European Athletics Championships in Berlin.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. August 8, 2018.

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July 2018

Making work flow at The Farm post production services

The Farm Group recently invested in R&S SpycerBox storage solutions and R&S CLIPSTER mastering systems to meet the rising demand for UHD and HDR post work on shows such as Jamestown, made by Carnival Films for Sky One (pictured).

Posted by Chris Dickinson. July 25, 2018.

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Berlinale creates fast digital workflow for film festival screenings

Rohde & Schwarz provided the key components of the digital workflow at the Berlinale 2018 film festival to ensure around 1,100 movies were shown on time, in extremely high quality.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. July 19, 2018.

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Rohde & Schwarz to showcase latest solutions at IBC 2018

At IBC 2018 in Amsterdam, September 14-18, Rohde & Schwarz (booth 7.B21) will make a number of strategic new product introductions that impact across many sectors of the broadcast industry, from post production storage to satellite and terrestrial transmitter networks.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. July 11, 2018.

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BBC wins world cup for pioneering UHD HDR live streaming

The BBC’s live streaming of the FIFA World Cup in UHD and HDR is a case of believe the hype. The BBC has cracked open the possibilities of end to end live streamed ultra-resolution high dynamic range content and signalled the future in a landmark public trial.

Posted by Adrian Pennington. July 11, 2018.

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SES broadcasts first 8K TV images using Rohde & Schwarz satellite uplink amplifier

Leading satellite operator SES successfully broadcast an 8K television signal – four times bigger than 4K – for the first time in May 2018. The demo broadcast was supported by the new R&S PKU amplifier from Rohde & Schwarz.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. July 5, 2018.

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Nika-TV upgrades studio production and playout with R&S Venice

Award-winning Russian satellite TV and radio broadcaster migrated all its studio production and playout operations to R&S Venice servers in a single day.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. July 5, 2018.

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How to monitor the same content across different pathways

Rohde & Schwarz has produced a white paper that explains how R&S ALASS technology, working with the R&S PRISMON monitoring solution, simultaneously monitors the same content as it is distributed to a broad range of devices, ensuring a common standard is maintained across a broad range of pathways.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. July 5, 2018.

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June 2018

Rohde & Schwarz TLU9 GapFiller transmitter solution series

Maurice Uhlmann, product manager, transmitters, Rohde & Schwarz explains how the R&S TLU9 GapFiller transmitter helps broadcasters achieve high quality, flexible, reliable and low cost terrestrial coverage even in mountainous and hilly terrain.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. June 21, 2018.

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Rohde & Schwarz increases production capacity to cope with FCC repack project

Rohde & Schwarz is doubling its production capacity and has built-up a large service organisation in the US to cope with the demands of the FCC repack program over the next three years. (German language with English subtitles)

Posted by Chris Dickinson. June 20, 2018.

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Ravensbourne University London broadcasts degree show

Ravensbourne University London used an R&S TLU9-1HU GapFiller transmitter and HK033 omnidirectional transmitter antenna to transmit its media and design degree show across south London using a special DVB-T2 licence.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. June 20, 2018.

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Helping MSOs migrate to DOCSIS 3.1

In this video, Goran Nastic, Editor of CSI Magazine, talks to Werner Duport of Rohde & Schwarz about cable's migration to DOCSIS 3.1 technology and other advanced cable tech network evolutions.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. June 18, 2018.

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HDR: Bright prospects ahead, but where are we now?

What are the latest developments in HDR technology and deployments? Join a LIVE WEBINAR on Wednesday, 13 June at 3PM (BST) hosted by TVBEurope and sponsored by Rohde & Schwarz. Register your interest to hear from a panel of experts including Andy Quested, BBC Design + Engineering, Paul Clennell, dock10, and David Smith, Rohde & Schwarz.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. June 7, 2018.

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EuroMedia’s integrates RelayCaster into DataMiner platform

System integrator EuroMedia-Service has integrated the RelayCaster live content IP contribution solution from Rohde & Schwarz subsidiary GMIT into the Skyline DataMiner network management platform.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. June 6, 2018.

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How R&S RelayCaster enables video distribution on IP

Compare the way R&S RelayCaster enables 100% error free video IP contribution on unmanaged networks such as the Internet alongside original streaming as sent and received by UDP. The packet loss rate of the network simulator is then increased step-by-step, with R&S RelayCaster again managing error free images with no visible delay.

Posted by Dr. Marco Lohse. June 4, 2018.

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How R&S RelayCaster handles adaptive live encoding of SDI signals and IP contribution

This video demonstrates the benefits of the R&S RelayCaster encoder for adaptive live encoding of SDI signals and IP contribution in unmanaged networks, such as the Internet. Even when applying progressively less bandwidth, the adaptive encoding of R&S RelayCaster reduces the encoding bitrate and the stream can received without errors.

Posted by Dr. Marco Lohse. June 4, 2018.

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May 2018

DOCSIS 3.0/ 3.1 analyzer debuts in Europe at ANGA COM

At ANGA COM in Cologne, June 12-14, 2018, Rohde & Schwarz (booth 8/R50) presents the R&S DSA DOCSIS signal analyzer to enable realtime analysis of signals transmitted in line with the high-speed DOCSIS 3.0 and DOCSIS 3.1 standards.

Posted by Dürport Werner. May 28, 2018.

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Dynamic APAC needs local attention

The bald facts about the broadcasting equipment market in the Asia-Pacific disguise both the immaturity and the world-leading dynamism with which different countries in the region are facing the future.

Posted by Adrian Pennington. May 25, 2018.

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Managing data archives in post production

What are the main issues to consider when designing your data archive management systems in post production?

Posted by Dirk Thometzek. May 21, 2018.

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What role do servers play in today’s broadcast operations?

Without any doubt, the future of the broadcast industry will be increasingly influenced by the Cloud-based technologies, but today is there still a place for on-premise video servers? And if so, what will these servers look like and how will they operate? Will everything be remote production over IP networks?

Posted by Tim Felstead. May 17, 2018.

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BroadcastAsia 2018 showcases IP and UHD-HDR workflows

Singapore broadcast and media show spotlights key market drivers fuelling growth across the APAC region, with Rohde & Schwarz (booth 4T2-04) leading the way.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. May 14, 2018.

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Rohde & Schwarz wins TV Technology’s Best of Show Award at NAB 2018

The new R&S TLU9 GapFiller from Rohde & Schwarz is the recipient of the Best of Show Award, presented at the 2018 NAB Show by TV Technology.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. May 3, 2018.

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Swisscom selects Rohde & Schwarz encoding for UHD coverage of Russia 2018

Swisscom, a major Swiss telecommunications company, will use Rohde & Schwarz encoding technology as part of its ambitious UHD playout over IPTV at the Russia 2018 world soccer tournament.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. May 1, 2018.

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Today’s big data challenge

If your business handles large volumes of film, video, and computer graphic data as part of your daily workflow, then there is a requirement for a fast and reliable storage architecture.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. May 1, 2018.

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April 2018

Reliable and innovative solutions highlighted at NAB 2018 (Mandarin language)

David Cao, Regional Sales Manager at Rohde & Schwarz, introduces the latest products and solutions at NAB 2018 specifically for the Asian-Pacific markets.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 24, 2018.

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Rohde & Schwarz embraces change at NAB 2018

Hannes Strobel, Vice President of Monitoring and Headend at Rohde & Schwarz, explains how Rohde & Schwarz is creating reliable, innovative and impactful solutions for customers at NAB 2018.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 24, 2018.

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Broadcast storage solutions provide increased reliability for customers

Dirk Thometzek, Product Manager of Storage Solutions at Rohde & Schwarz, introduces the new storage solutions from Rohde & Schwarz for broadcast storage and playout, plus the continuing partnership with IBM Spectrum Scale working on R&S SpycerBox.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 24, 2018.

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New Rohde & Schwarz encoder packages advance the state of the art at NAB 2018

Reinhard Kasueske, Manager Marketing and Technical Sales, Network Operators, at Rohde & Schwarz, introduces the latest version of R&S AVHE100 encoding and multiplexing solution at NAB 2018.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 19, 2018.

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R&S Venice and R&S Clipster lead growth in the Latin America

Erandi Arredondo, Sales Engineer, Broadcast and Media, at Rohde & Schwarz, said new product solutions including the new R&S Venice platform and R&S Clipster are creating exciting opportunities for media companies in the Latin American markets.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 19, 2018.

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Innovative new solutions are key interest to Asia Pacific markets

Yew-jin Cheong, Director of Broadcast & Media (Asia Pacific) at Rohde & Schwarz, said that reliable, innovative and impactful transmitter products and file-based media solutions are of key interest to Asia-Pacific customers at NAB 2018.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 19, 2018.

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New version of R&S Clipster mastering solution at NAB 2018

Linda White, Account Manager at Rohde & Schwarz, introduces the latest version of the R&S Clipster complete mastering solution, offering even more flexibility in post production and distribution.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 16, 2018.

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Rohde & Schwarz solutions highlighted at SMPTE ST 2110 IP Showcase

Dr. Jens Peter Wittenburg, Senior Director R&S, File Based Media Solutions, at Rohde & Schwarz, explains how key solutions, including the new R&S Venice platform, conforms to the SMPTE ST 2110 standards, working in a real-life IP-based production environment at NAB 2018.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 16, 2018.

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Rohde & Schwarz transmitter solutions impact North American market

Walt Gumbert, National Account Manager at Rohde & Schwarz, explains how the North American market is embracing Rohde & Schwarz transmission solutions, including the leading R&S THU9evo, for critical installations and FCC repack requirements.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 16, 2018.

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Rohde & Schwarz expands its media server platform for studio production and playout

Rohde & Schwarz has significantly expanded and optimized its new R&S VENICE platform for live production, studio production and channel playout applications. R&S VENICE offers absolute stability and an enormous range of features. Its flexibility makes it a future-proof investment.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 16, 2018.

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Future technologies provide a focus for broadcasters at NAB 2018

NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith opened the 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas with his annual State of the Broadcast Industry Address, and a broad range of industry professionals led sessions focusing on the latest advances in filmmaking, television production and content creation.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 11, 2018.

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Monitoring solution works in real-life IP-based workflows

Dr Markus Lautenbacher, Product Manager Monitoring and Headend at Rohde & Schwarz, explains that the R&S Prismon monitoring and multiviewer solution is fully integrated with SMPTE ST 2110 standards and able to work in real-life IP-based situations.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 10, 2018.

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Latest machine learning and Artificial Intelligence applications for filmmaking showcased at NAB 2018

A half-day conference programme at NAB 2018 in Las Vegas examined the application of machine intelligence in production and post.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 10, 2018.

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Latest R&S Venice server is fully IP-ready for studio workflows

Michael Hackl, Product Manager for File Based Media Solutions at Rohde & Schwarz introduces the latest modular, IP-ready R&S Venice server platform at NAB 2018.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 10, 2018.

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Rohde & Schwarz offers innovative and reliable transmitter solutions at NAB 2018

Peter Kaltenstadler, Head of the Transmitter Business Unit at Rohde & Schwarz explains how the company’s transmitter solutions can make a real difference to broadcasters’ businesses.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 9, 2018.

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Jordi AG introduces ADAM BOX to US market at NAB 2018

Michael Jordi, CEO/CTO of Jordi AG introduces the mobile version of its automated digital archive migration solution at NAB 2018 in Las Vegas, following its premiere at IBC in Europe last year.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 9, 2018.

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SMPTE ST 2110 solutions a key trend at NAB 2018

Tim Felstead, Director Strategic and Operational Marketing at Rohde & Schwarz, invites you to visit booth SL6610 to see how the company is addressing key industry trends at NAB 2018, including the all-important IP technologies based on SMPTE ST 2110 standards.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 8, 2018.

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RelayCaster offers live contribution over public internet services

Dr. Marco Lohse, Director R&D IP Gateways at Rohde & Schwarz, introduces R&S RelayCaster at NAB 2018. R&S RelayCaster enables the replacement of expensive satellite links or contracts with CDN service providers, by enabling distribution of content across any distance, to any place that is reachable by Internet infrastructure.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 8, 2018.

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IP Showcase at NAB 2018 demonstrates SMPTE ST 2110 under real conditions

Vendors and broadcasters who plan to switch to IP can check the interoperability of products under realistic conditions in accordance with SMPTE ST 2110 and the AMWA NMOS specification at the IP Showcase at NAB 2018.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 7, 2018.

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R&S TLU9 GapFiller extends coverage in mountainous terrain

Rohde & Schwarz has produced a simple to read infographic to introduce the R&S TLU9 GapFiller and explain how it can help you extend the coverage of your 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. April 3, 2018.

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Berlinale 2018 presents 1100 movies using Rohde & Schwarz workflow solutions

For the sixth time in a row, Rohde & Schwarz supported the 68th edition of the Berlinale in 2018 with their innovative solutions. The R&S CLIPSTER mastering station and the R&S SpycerBox Cell storage unit from Rohde & Schwarz merged smoothly into the film presentation workflow.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 3, 2018.

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Broadcasting from One World Trade Center in New York

Six out of seven national broadcasters, such as WPXN (ION Media), WNET (PBS), and WWOR (FOX), have chosen to deploy the R&S THU9evo for their primary broadcasts from One World Trade Center in New York City. Feel free to download our whitepaper “One World Trade Center: Broadcasting is back with Rohde & Schwarz"

Posted by Chris Dickinson. April 3, 2018.

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March 2018

HEVC vs. AV1 codec competition is welcome but it’s too early to judge

NAB 2018 is the first chance for visitors to test the performance of AV1, an emerging encoding technology pitting itself against prevailing standard HEVC.

Posted by Adrian Pennington. March 28, 2018.

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UHD/4K HDR end to end solutions feature at Arab Radio and TV Festival

The Arab Radio and TV Festival in Tunisia, April 26-29, 2018, features a demonstration of the latest UHD/4K HDR end to end production solution from Rohde & Schwarz. The Festival is organised by the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) in cooperation with Tunisian Radio and TV and in partnership with the Arab Satellite Communications Organisation, Arabsat.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. March 28, 2018.

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NAB showcases the state of the industry

The rate of technological change in the industry is unprecedented which is both a cause for alarm as well as excitement, both moods likely to be encapsulated at NAB this month.

Posted by Adrian Pennington. March 20, 2018.

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Live webinar: the future of satellite up-link amplifiers

Join our exclusive live webinar on Wednesday April 4, 2018, is which we debate the pros & cons of different types of satellite up-link amplifiers and what current challenges the market is going through, plus key insights into future trends. You will have chance to hear from our experts in R&D and product management at R&S and put your questions to them on the day. There are two times to choose: 9.00 AM BST or 5.00 PM BST.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. March 19, 2018.

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New compact amplifier unveiled for satellite uplinks market

Rohde & Schwarz has entered the market for satellite uplink amplifiers in the Ku band with its new R&S PKU100. The unit combines the unbeatable strengths of solid-state amplifiers with the compactness and low weight of tube amplifiers.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. March 15, 2018.

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TVBEurope talks to Juergen Nies from Rohde & Schwarz

In the latest episode of TVBEurope‘s podcast, The broadCAST, editor Jenny Priestley meets Juergen Nies, the EVP and head of broadcast and media division at Rohde & Schwarz. They discuss why it's important to be more than just a number, keeping up to date with the latest technology, IP, and software.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. March 13, 2018.

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What is the future for amplifiers for SAT uplinks?

Many of the current high-power KU-band amplifiers are tube-based, and high-power amplifiers with transistors are just now becoming available. Rohde & Schwarz has produced a comprehensive white paper explaining the technical parameters of SAT uplink amplifiers, the pros and cons of both tube and solid-state amplifiers and an explanation of its new visionary approach to the technologies.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. March 6, 2018.

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Game-changer products and solutions at NAB 2018

At NAB 2018, Rohde & Schwarz (booth SL6610) will showcase new products and system solutions spanning many different application areas in the broadcast and electronic media processing market.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. March 6, 2018.

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Supporting you today and tomorrow at NAB Show 2018

Tim Felstead, director of strategic and operational marketing at Rohde & Schwarz, invites customers to come and talk to the company at booth SL6610 at NAB Show 2018, April 7-12 in Las Vegas.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. March 5, 2018.

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Key trends in the UK post production market

Rupert Watson, sales director, M&E, at Jigsaw24 said the UK post production market is changing fast and new storage and editing equipment is being embraced by broadcast and media companies to meet the challenges of the future.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. March 5, 2018.

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SDI to IP transition identified as a key trend at BVE Show in London

Oliver Gappa, sales director, Broadcast and Media West Europe at Rohde & Schwarz, explained that with the SMPTE ST 2110 standard now agreed, the SDI to IP transition is a key market trend identified at the BVE Show 2018 in London, with broadcasters and media companies beginning to implement the technology into their workflows.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. March 2, 2018.

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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.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. March 2, 2018.

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February 2018

5G test site for TV broadcasting in southern Germany

A 5G test site for broadcasting is being set up in the Bavarian Oberland region of Germany as part of the Bavarian research project ‘5G Today’. Under the leadership of the Institute for Broadcast Technology (IRT), project partners Kathrein and Rohde & Schwarz are investigating large-scale TV broadcasts in the Further evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (FeMBMS) mode over 5G networks.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. February 27, 2018.

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Rohde & Schwarz supports ARRI Media’s one-stop-shop postproduction services

ARRI Media, a leading European broadcast production service provider, provides a full postproduction service supported by Rohde & Schwarz solutions since 2004.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. February 20, 2018.

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5G business case the talk of MWC

5G is fast approaching and will have a profound impact on almost every industry around the world. That’s the positive message which mobile operator’s body GSMA hope reverberates around the halls of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 26 – March 1, 2018.

Posted by Adrian Pennington. February 15, 2018.

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Rohde & Schwarz secures new booth position at NAB Show in Las Vegas

Technology group Rohde & Schwarz has a new booth position at the 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas. The Rohde & Schwarz booth SL6610 is located in the South Hall (Lower) and features the best and latest products and solutions for the broadcast and media industries.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. February 12, 2018.

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Reports of terrestrial transmission’s demise are somewhat overstated

If you believe everything you read in the press then digital terrestrial television transmission is a dying technology. The march of IP-based distribution is unstoppable and within a relatively short period of time TV and radio transmitters will be a thing of the past. But just hang on - let’s look behind the headlines at some of the facts about terrestrial transmission networks.

Posted by Jürgen Nies. February 7, 2018.

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New York broadcasters relocate to One World Trade Center with Rohde & Schwarz transmitters

Six out of seven national broadcasters have chosen Rohde & Schwarz R&S THU9evo digital transmitters for their primary television broadcasts from One World Trade Center in New York City.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. February 5, 2018.

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January 2018

Technology Innovation Days 2018 at 3IT in Berlin

Take part in the Technology Innovation Days 2018 at 3IT in Berlin, produced in association with technological partners Lawo, Sony and Rohde & Schwarz. The two-day event looks at the latest trends in broadcast and media, including IP workflows. The event is in German and tickets cost 59.50 Euros. Register by February 16, 2018.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. January 30, 2018.

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SMPTE to publish IMF for broadcast and OTT delivery

Before NAB in April there will be a new file format available for facilities, broadcasters and online publishers. Based on the existing Interoperable Master Format (IMF), the new specification will be adapted for online delivery rather than the Hollywood Studios cinema and archive focus of the original.

Posted by Adrian Pennington. January 30, 2018.

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IP-based playout and multiviewer facilities support RTL’s new OTT platform

Pinoeering German broadcaster RTL II created a fully IP-based playout facility for its new OTT channel, including a monitoring and multiviewer solution supplied by Rohde & Schwarz.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. January 29, 2018.

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Challenges of future transmission and multiplatform broadcast in Bahrain (in Arabic)

Abulla Ahmed Al Balooshi, Assistant Underscecretary of Technical and Technology Affairs, Ministry of Information Affairs in Bahrain explains the ministry’s challenges and plans for incorporating future technologies.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. January 26, 2018.

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Gulf Film looks to IP technologies to support movie mastering

Alain Baradhi, manager, PRODDIGI – Digital LAB, Gulf Film visited Rohde & Schwarz at CABSAT to investigate how IP technologies can help his company develop its i-cinema services, which have been based around R&S Clipster for mastering, censoring and subtitling since 2013.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. January 24, 2018.

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L’afrique, un continent de contrastes

Jean-Christophe Prunet, vice president Vente, Service & Marketing region Afrique, nous donne son point vu sur les principales tendances du marché et des technologies sur le continent Africain.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. January 22, 2018.

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How the market is developing in Africa

Jean-Christophe Prunet, vice president sales, service and marketing region Africa of Rohde & Schwarz, explains the key technology and market trends across the continent.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. January 22, 2018.

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Key market trends at CABSAT 2018

Hannes Strobel, vice president monitoring and headend at Rohde & Schwarz, at CABSAT 2018 in Dubai, explained that a fusion of traditional broadcast and new IP technologies are moving the industry into the next generation of products and solutions.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. January 17, 2018.

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ARABSAT and Rohde & Schwarz partner to create IP-based broadcast TV platform

Wael M. Al-Buti, vice president chief commercial officer at ARABSAT and Hannes Strobel, vice president monitoring and headend at Rohde & Schwarz reviewed the deal for Rohde & Schwarz to build an advanced IP-based TV broadcast platform for Tunisian broadcaster, Office National de Télédiffusion (ONT).

Posted by Chris Dickinson. January 17, 2018.

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IABM IP conference explores IP take-up in Middle East and North Africa

Hassan Ghoul, director, MENA, at IABM, said IP take-up is accelerating after the publication of the SMPTE ST 2110 suite of standards. IABM’s IP Theatre at CABSAT 2018 in Dubai explored the take-up of IP across the MENA region by broadcasters and media companies.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. January 17, 2018.

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Rohde & Schwarz looks at advantages of IP over SDI networks at IABM conference

Georg Piorczynski, solution architect at Rohde & Schwarz presented to the IABM IP Conference at CABSAT 2018 in Dubai about the advantages of using video over IP-based solutions in place of SDI based networks.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. January 16, 2018.

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AVECO automation systems work with R&S VENICE servers

David Vidlička, vp sales Middle East at AVECO explained how their automation playout and news production systems are able to control the R&S VENICE S server for broadcast playout.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. January 16, 2018.

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ARABSAT and Rohde & Schwarz build IP-based DTH platform at ONT Tunisia

Leading satellite service operator, ARABSAT has selected Rohde & Schwarz to build an advanced IP-based TV broadcast platform for Tunisian broadcaster, Office National de Télédiffusion (ONT).

Posted by Chris Dickinson. January 15, 2018.

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New generation ingest, live production and channel playout platform and mastering solutions

Georg Piorczynski, solution architect at Rohde & Schwarz, introduced R&S VENICE, R&S SPYCER and R&S CLIPSTER solutions at CABSAT 2018.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. January 15, 2018.

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Encoding and multiplexing solution adds premium transcoding for OTT live streaming

At CABSAT 2018, Reinhard Kasueske, manager marketing and technical support, network operators, at Rohde & Schwarz, demonstrated the R&S AVHE100 encoding and multiplexing solution.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. January 15, 2018.

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GMIT launched enhanced RelayCaster for live content contribution over public Internet

Daniel Leissl, technical sales manager at Rohde & Schwarz subsidiary GMIT introduced the RelayCaster and CodecCaster products at CABSAT 2018.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. January 15, 2018.

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Dubai Media Incorporated seeks strategic investments at CABSAT 2018

Saleh Lootah, Deputy Chief Executive of Technical Support at Dubai Media Incorporated said the media company was looking at the latest IP technologies, OTT provision and FM transmission investments at CABSAT 2018.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. January 15, 2018.

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Rohde & Schwarz broadcast and media portfolio on show at CABSAT 2018

Around 13,000 visitors attended the first day of CABSAT 2018 in Dubai, opened by Sheikh Hasher Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, Director General of Dubai's Department of Information.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. January 14, 2018.

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Pinewood Studios’ award-winning creative teams supports the whole production chain

Whether a cinematographer needs digital dailies support, a post supervisor needs bespoke sound elements, or the VFX department need an actor’s body 3D scanned, Pinewood can deliver a vast array of creative services that blend traditional techniques with cutting edge technology.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. January 6, 2018.

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How will IP impact broadcast contribution services and how to take advantage of the technology?

IP can impact on many areas of broadcast operations: One key area is IP-based content contribution. Read more in our eBook “IP-based broadcast contribution and primary distribution – revolution or evolution?”

Posted by Chris Dickinson. January 2, 2018.

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December 2017

Digital TV ATSC 3.0 standard testing possible with R&S BTC unit

Digital TV receiving equipment and terrestrial tuner chipset manufacturers can test the performance of their products for compliance with the ATSC 3.0 standard using only a single unit.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 29th December 2017.

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What are the key trends in 2018 for OTT, IP, HDR and cyber security?

IBC365 and Rohde & Schwarz have come together to create an exclusive report that looks at the key trends of 2018: “One eye on 2018: OTT, IP, HDR & cyber security “. From 4K video over the internet to the beginning of the end of SDI broadcast, the report examines the impact of game-changing technologies in the broadcast industry.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 15th December 2017.

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With SMPTE ST 2110 broadcasters have the foundation for interoperability

Broadcasters can confidently pursue their transitions to IP with minimal disruption by following certain basic guidelines. That’s the view of the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), an industry-wide coalition of vendors that has helped devise and support an interoperability framework.

Posted by Adrian Pennington. 12th December 2017.

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Rohde & Schwarz plots moves to IP-based future

Rohde & Schwarz is at the forefront of the transition from SDI to IP-based production, with its implementation of the first parts of the SMPTE ST 2110 suite of standards.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 12th December 2017.

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MENA a maturing market with familiar growth issues

With a young and fast-growing population, a growing middle class, a solid medium-term economic outlook – despite the turbulence caused by falling oil prices in the Gulf States – the media market in the Middle East and North Africa is a positive one.

Posted by Adrian Pennington. 11th December 2017.

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IP transition has already started according to IBC365 webinar

In the IBC365 webinar on IP-based facilities, SMPTE gave an update on the ST 2110 standards suite, BBC Wales and BCE in Belgium detailed how they are already working with IP, and Rohde & Schwarz explained how companies can begin to manage the transition from SDI. In online polls, 57% of the audience said they had already started the transition, with speed and flexibility cited by 44% as the main reason for switching to IP.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 6th December 2017.

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November 2017

4K UHD devices and content grows but HDR message confuses consumers

4K UHD devices and content is growing strongly, representing 35% of global TV sales in 2017, but there is limited delivery of content to consumers. High Dynamic Range (HDR) messages are also confusing and making it harder for consumers to appreciate the benefits, according to research from Futuresource Consulting.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 29th November 2017.

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US bucks pay TV global trend with falling subscribers

Pay TV subscribers in the US has dropped by 2.4 million in a year and is predicted to fall dramatically over the next five years according to the latest research by Ampere Analysis. This fall contrasts with increases in pay TV globally. US pay TV is being hit by the rise of SVoD (Subscription Video on Demand) services, such as Netflix.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 27th November 2017.

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New virtual storage access technology prevents failures during playout or ingest

New Rohde & Schwarz virtual Storage access (VSA) technology prevents any interruption of running media transfers, file encoding and file decoding processes during playout or ingest.

Posted by Michael Hackl and Dirk Thometzek. 24th November 2017.

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Thinking of buying a new solid-state transmitter? Here are 10 questions you should ask before you do

Whether it is ensuring your transmitter remains compatible with future standards such as ATSC 3.0, meets FCC repack requirements, how you can calculate the true cost of ownership and who should handle the installation and provide on-going support, we have the must-read issues you need to consider.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 16th November 2017.

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First 8K UHD signal generator for satellite TV tuners at Inter BEE 2017

SiTune Corporation has successfully tested its tuners for 8K Ultra High Definition satellite TV in line with the ISDB-S3 standard being rolled out by Japan’s public broadcaster NHK in 2018, in preparation for the Olympics Games 2020 in Tokyo.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 15th November 2017.

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R&S PRISMON adds approved Dolby codecs to monitoring solution

Successful Dolby certification of the R&S PRISMON audio/video monitoring and multiviewer solution from Rohde & Schwarz. Dolby is a leading manufacturer of audio codecs.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 6th November 2017.

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MediaChoice launches new broadcast contribution service

Internet-only contribution network for Dutch local broadcasters built with RelayCaster. The service is available at regionaalmediacenter.nl and it allows regional broadcasters to bring their live signal to a central data centre.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 30th October 2017.

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October 2017

WPBT South Florida PBS upgrades its TV transmitter

The PBS member station serving Miami-Ft. Lauderdale contracted Rohde & Schwarz to provide a turnkey solution for its FCC repack transition.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 30th October 2017.

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5G trials hot up – but what does it mean for DTT infrastructure?

While the business benefits and standards are still being thrashed out, the 5G mobile network is currently receiving its first public trial in Europe.

Posted by Adrian Pennington. 23rd October 2017.

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LinkedIn Learning upgrades its live production workflow

LinkedIn Learning selected Rohde & Schwarz VENICE 4K and HD/SD video servers for live capture and delivery of the network’s instructional programming.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 19th October 2017.

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World's first ATSC 3.0 broadcast network in South Korea

Broadcasters Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS), Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) and Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) have launched the world's first terrestrial ATSC 3.0 broadcast network in South Korea for free UHDTV broadcasts.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 16th October 2017.

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Rohde & Schwarz Broadcast and Media Product Solution Series: R&S RelayCaster

Dr Marco Lohse, Rohde & Schwarz Director R&D IP Gateways, introduces the R&S RelayCaster solution.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 16th October 2017.

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Telemundo 47 resumes transmission from One World Trade Center

With the push of a button, Telemundo 47 / WNJU became the first Tri-State television station to officially resume over-the-air transmissions from One World Trade Center in New York.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 9th October 2017.

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Monitoring and multiviewer solution supports SMPTE ST 2110

Live interworking between different vendors based on the SMPTE ST 2110 standard was the focus of the IP Showcase at IBC 2017 where Rohde & Schwarz participated with its IP-based R&S PRISMON monitoring and multiviewer solution for broadcast and streaming media.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 6th October 2017.

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German broadcaster SWR starts massive digital archive migration

German public service broadcaster Suedwestrundfunk (SWR) solved a massive tape archive digitisation challenge by using the ADAM solution from the Swiss-based archiving specialist Jordi AG which includes encoding and storage products from Rohde & Schwarz.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 4th October 2017.

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September 2017

What are the main competing HDR standards for broadcast?

High dynamic range (HDR) can massively improve image quality, but there are different standards being developed for broadcast applications. The latest Rohde & Schwarz report sheds light on the two main standards and gives you guidance on the merits of both.

Posted by David Smith. 30th September 2017.

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SMPTE standard makes life easier for transition from SDI to IP

Stephan Krafft, Rohde & Schwarz Vice President, Marketing & Technical Sales, Rohde & Schwarz, said the agreement of SMPTE ST 2110 as a common standard for IP production, announced during IBC 2017, makes life easier for customers in the transition from SDI to IP over the next few years.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 27th September 2017.

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Keepixo works with Prismon monitoring solution

Rohde & Schwarz tested the Genova Origin packaging solution from Keepixo for compatibility with its R&S Prismon monitoring and multiviewer solution.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 26th September 2017.

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Unified Origin works with Prismon monitoring solution

Rohde & Schwarz tested Unified Origin from Unified Streaming for compatibility with its R&S Prismon monitoring and multiviewer solution.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 26th September 2017.

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Managing Spycer storage with IBM software

At IBC 2017 Dirk Thometzek, Product Manager for Spycer Storage Solutions and Doug O’Flaherty, Marketing Manager for Spectrum Storage Software at IBM explained how the solution works.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 25th September 2017.

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Managing more with less was a key trend at IBC

John Ive, Director of Strategic Insight at the IABM, said the major change at IBC 2017 in Amsterdam was the way companies and customers are looking for solutions for managing more content with less costs.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 20th September 2017.

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Venice playout solution bridges SDI and IP worlds

At IBC 2017, Michael Hackl, product manager for file based media solutions at Rohde & Schwarz explains how the Venice media server helps broadcasters future-proof SDI based architecture and new IP-based workflows.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 20th September 2017.

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The hot topics at IBC 2017: cyber security, IP and AI

David Wood, deputy director of EBU Technology and Development, gives his insight into the hottest topics at IBC 2017, including cyber security, the IP transition and AI.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 17th September 2017.

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Future technologies come to IBC 2017

Nicolas Lodge of Lodgical Media and the producer of the IBC technical sessions at IBC 2017, offered an insight into the future technologies at the show and what is happening now in terms of VR, AI, IP, cyber security and more.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 16th September 2017.

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Venice helps to bridge hybrid SDI and IP operations

At IBC 2017 in Amsterdam Rohde & Schwarz introduced a range of new generation ingest, live production and channel playout solutions that bridge hybrid SDI and IP operations.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 16th September 2017.

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Rohde & Schwarz Broadcast and Media Product Solution Series: Venice Channel Playout

Michael Hackl, Rohde & Schwarz Product Manager, Broadcast Solutions, introduces the Venice channel playout solution.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 15th September 2017.

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Rohde & Schwarz joins IBC in celebrating 50 years of success

This year sees IBC celebrate its 50th anniversary. Rohde & Schwarz – one of a very few companies that has exhibited at every event – is joining IBC in celebrating its unrivalled success, as our infographics shows.

Posted by Chris Dickinson, technology journalist and editor of the Always On blog. 13th September 2017.

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Rohde & Schwarz Broadcast and Media Product Solution Series: R&S Prismon

Dr Markus Lautenbacher, Rohde & Schwarz Product Manager Monitoring & Headend, introduces the R&S Prismon monitoring and multiviewer solution.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 11th September 2017.

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Rohde & Schwarz Broadcast and Media Product Solution Series: Encoding and Multiplexing

Denis Hagemeier, Rohde & Schwarz Product Manager Monitoring & Headend, introduces the R&S AVHE100 audio/video encoder.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 11th September 2017.

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Rohde & Schwarz Broadcast and Media Product Solution Series: Clipster

Stephen Birdsong, Rohde & Schwarz Product Manager Premium Content Creation, introduces the Clipster mastering solution.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 8th September 2017.

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The future is IP-based but how do we get there?

Recent years have seen the rise in importance of IP-based production strategies and this IBC will be no different.

Posted by Stephan Krafft. 7th September 2017.

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Rohde & Schwarz Broadcast and Media IBC Overview 2017

Stephan Krafft, Rohde & Schwarz Vice President Market Segment Broadcast & Media, previews the lineup and sales successes the company is announcing at IBC 2017 in Amsterdam.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 2nd September 2017.

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What are the key industry themes at IBC 2017?

Buzzwords to look out for at IBC 2017 in Amsterdam include HDR, UHD, IP in live production, virtualisation and the wider shift towards IT environments, alongside AI (Artificial Intelligence) and Virtual Reality.

Posted by Adrian Pennington. 1st September 2017.

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IP production showcased at IBC 2017

Real-time IP will be one of the big themes in Amsterdam, as the show organisers plan a dedicated IP showcase featuring kit from over 40 vendors.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 1st September 2017.

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Historic upgrade at ZDF goes without a hitch

ZDF switched off DVB-T and upgraded to DVB-T2 without a hitch after one of the biggest equipment upgrades in the history of broadcasting.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 1st September 2017.

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Don’t wait to be a victim: lock the door on cyber crime

Cyber crime is a real and persistent danger. Incidents of hacks are on the rise. Is your network at risk?

Posted by Adrian Pennington. 1st September 2017.

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Elegant solution for Swiss facility network

Broadcast and production service provider tpc Switzerland has expanded its internal facility network adding the SpycerBox Cell storage solution equipped with IBM Spectrum Scale file system.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 1st September 2017.

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Oman TV upgrades transmitter network to digital TV

Oman’s national broadcaster has begun upgrading its entire transmitter network to DVB-T2 digital terrestrial television using a turnkey system supplied by Rohde & Schwarz.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 1st September 2017.

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Clipster shines at Munich film festival

Post specialist zweiB partnered Rohde & Schwarz to provide mastering services to the 2017 Filmfest München film festival.

Posted by André Vent. 1st September 2017.

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MENA OTT revenues to quadruple by 2022

Middle East & North Africa OTT TV episodes and movies will generate revenues of $1.75 billion by 2022; more than quadruple the $428 million recorded in 2016, according to Digital TV Research.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 1st September 2017.

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Florida station in HDradio first

Award-winning Florida radio station, WYCT-FM, has expanded its reach with the first Rohde & Schwarz HDradio transmitter in the US.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 1st September 2017.

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DAB beats mobile broadband on costs

The EBU released a new technical review paper that claims that mobile broadband is not a realistic option for radio distribution compared to DAB.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. 1st September 2017.

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