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Dirk Thometzek, Rohde & Schwarz

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.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. September 18, 2018.

Tim Felstead, Rohde & Schwarz

IBC2018 Market trends

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

Posted by Chris Dickinson. September 18, 2018.

John Ive, IABM

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.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. September 18, 2018.

Nick Lodge, IBC

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.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. September 18, 2018.

David Wood, EBU

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

Posted by Chris Dickinson. September 18, 2018..

Rohde & Schwarz at IBC2018

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.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. September 14, 2018.

5G Today

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.

R&S SpycerNode

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.

R&S TMU9evo

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.

R&S PKU100

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.

Netflix technical and delivery specifications

Rohde & Schwarz participates in Netflix PTAP program

Rohde & Schwarz is an inaugural participant in the Netflix Production Technology Alliance Product (PTAP) program, with the R&S CLIPSTER 6.7 mastering and distribution workstation. The PTAP 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 inforgraphic video

R&S TMU9evo infographic video

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

Posted by Chris Dickinson. September 12, 2018.

Maurice Uhlmann, Product Manager TV transmitters at Rohde & Schwarz

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.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. September 11, 2018.

Christian Baier, Product Manager satellite uplink amplifier at Rohde & Schwarz

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.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. September 11, 2018.

IABM BaM Awards 2018

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.

CSI Awards 2018

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.

Outdoor satellite uplink amplifiers unveiled at IBC2018

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.

OTT content is what consumers want

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.

AI-assisted workflows at IBC2018

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.

IBC365 webinar

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.

IP eBook

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.

DVB-T2 trials in Sydney

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.

IFA 2018 in Berlin (August 31 to September 5, 2018)

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.

EBU UHD tests (photo courtesy EBU)

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.

Jamestown, series one, Carnival Films for Sky One

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.

Berlinale 2018

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.

IBC Show, Amsterdam, September 14-18, 2018

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.

UHD/HDR streaming

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.

SES 8K broadcast at SES Industry Days in May

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.

Nika-TV studios in Kaluga city

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.

R&S ALASS white paper

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.

Maurice Uhlmann of Rohde & Schwarz

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.

Rohde & Schwarz production capacity is doubling

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.

Ravensbourne University London

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.

Goran Nastic of CSI Magazine (right) and Werner Duport of Rohde & Schwarz

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.

TVBEurope live seminar, June 13, 2018

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.

RelayCaster live content IP contribution solution

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.

R&S RelayCaster video distribution on IP

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.

R&S RelayCaster handles adaptive live encoding

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.

ANGA COM in Cologne, June 12-14, 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.

APAC broadcasting kit market is expected to grow over 8% pa

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.

Post workflows need careful management

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.

What role with the cloud play in the future?

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.

Featured videos

Dirk Thometzek, Rohde & Schwarz

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.

Yew-jin Cheong, Rohde & Schwarz

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.

Linda White, Rohde & Schwarz

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.

Walt Gumbert, Rohde & Schwarz

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.

Michael Hackl, Rohde & Schwarz

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.

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