Content Distribution | Rohde & Schwarz

Content distribution

Distributing your content with top of the line solutions.

Rohde and Schwarz equipment distributes content for customers around the world. From the origin of linear delivery with our R&S®VENICE media server to terrestrial, IP and satellite systems, we have technology for any type of network your business operates. We provide solutions for monitoring the distribution system's performance over baseband, compressed and RF networks. With some of the most powerful television transmitters in the world already on air, Rohde & Schwarz is leading the way for efficient one-to-many content distribution solutions.

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Channel playout

Channel playout for distribution is supported by the R&S®VENICE media server and the R&S®PRISMON monitoring system. R&S®VENICE supports the multiformat file based workflows required in modern production, management and playout systems and offers interfaces to automation systems, making it ideal for applications in a broadcast environment. Based on common off-the-shelf IT hardware, R&S®VENICE provides real-time baseband inputs and outputs over both SDI and the new SMPTE 2110 IP interface. R&S®PRISMON provides a comprehensive multiviewer display that shows the media status and includes features such as content compare for content verification of output channels.

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Terrestrial transmission

Rohde & Schwarz transmitters set the benchmark for power efficiency. With some of the largest installations worldwide and a history in RF transmission going back to 1933, we have the experience required for your transmission needs. A wide range of highly innovative radio transmitters and TV transmitters provide a content distribution system that is ideal for one-to-many content distribution. Supporting our customers with great products is only one way Rohde & Schwarz supports this form of distribution. We also offer great long-term service level agreements to keep your network up and running.

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Satellite communication

Content distribution over satellite is an essential part of the world’s media infrastructure. Where no suitable terrestrial delivery system exists, satellite is able to deliver the bandwidth you need. In trying to help make efficient use of such a precious resource, Rohde and Schwarz has invested in solid-state satellite amplification technology with both indoor and outdoor models. The small compact size of solid-state technology is not the only advantage R&S®PKU100 offers to our customers. It also features fast startup times and highly innovative precorrection to maximize link performance.

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Internet contribution and distribution

Content distribution for valuable real-time applications such as live sports, news or current affairs is an expensive proposition. However the internet has grown, making more and more bandwidth capacity available to millions of locations around the globe. This offers the opportunity to use internet capacity for professional real-time media contribution and primary distribution. The issue is that the internet is notoriously lossy, and low grade performance is not acceptable in professional applications. R&S®RelayCaster from Rohde and Schwarz enables the use of the open internet for these applications by accurately tackling the issue of packet loss and achieving professional quality standards even with poor connections.

Digital TV network monitoring | Rohde & Schwarz

Digital TV network monitoring

Program providers and network operators place considerable importance on error-free generation of digital TV signals and their correct distribution and transmission in networks, not least because of contractual obligations towards their business partners. Monitoring institutions, on the other hand, handle different tasks. For example, they check compliance with relevant standards, including whether the coverage in a specific transmission area is adequate or if a specific program set is correctly broadcast.

There is a wide variety of monitoring objectives, including:

  • Prevention of serious interference by intervening promptly whenever minor changes to signals or in the system are discovered
  • Immediate and efficient troubleshooting by quickly detecting and locating signal failures or signal errors and determining their causes
  • Recording signal characteristics and system availability for subsequent analysis or demonstration purposes for contracting partners
  • Enhanced quality of service by detecting and remedying even sporadic errors

R&S®DVMS from Rohde & Schwarz offers a solution to address all these challenges.

Audio/video monitoring | Rohde & Schwarz

Audio/video monitoring

Highest signal quality is necessary when it comes to content distribution. In today's complex infrastructures where content is not only played out for linear transmission but also for OTT and VOD applications, it becomes increasingly difficult to manage the distribution environment. Rohde & Schwarz offers audio/video monitoring and multiviewer solutions that allow you to maximize the uptime of your valuable resources and cross the boundary between SDI and the new SMPTE 2110 media over IP standard. Your environment remains real time and highly dynamic, and so does your delivery network for downstream operations. The R&S®PRISMON audio/video monitoring and multiviewing solution from Rohde & Schwarz also allows convergent monitoring of compressed and ABR content in the same box to give you the end-to-end probing and monitoring capabilities you need to ensure both quality of service and quality of experience.

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