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NAB 2019 | Rohde & Schwarz

NAB 2019

Come and visit us at NAB 2019.

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BLUE Experts Lounge – now on tour | Rohde & Schwarz

BLUE Experts Lounge – now on tour

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Rohde & Schwarz offers reliable partnerships at CABSAT 2019
Rohde & Schwarz offers reliable partnerships at CABSAT 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.

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

Digitizing cultural assets with R&S CLIPSTER
Digitizing cultural assets with R&S CLIPSTER
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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.

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

BVE 2019 highlights latest post production operations
BVE 2019 highlights latest post production operations
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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.

Berlinale 2019 film festival masters movies with Rohde & Schwarz solutions
Berlinale 2019 film festival masters movies with Rohde & Schwarz solutions
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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.

Mobile World Congress 2019: 5G technology broadcasts on air
Mobile World Congress 2019: 5G technology broadcasts on air
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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.

Pay TV revenues in MENA region on negative path
Pay TV revenues in MENA region on negative path
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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.

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

Africa set for 46 million pay TV subscriptions by 2024
Africa set for 46 million pay TV subscriptions by 2024
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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.

R&S THR9 high-power FM radio transmitter
R&S THR9 high-power FM radio transmitter
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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.

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

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

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

5G Broadcast for Mobile TV in a nutshell - eBook
5G Broadcast for Mobile TV in a nutshell - eBook
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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.

R&S PRISMON
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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.

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

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

EBU publishes new specification for IP-based facilities
EBU publishes new specification for IP-based facilities
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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.

Media cloud services market in 2019

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.

4K market predictions in 2019

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.

R&S SpycerNode media storage system

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.

VR and AR market predictions in 2019

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.

Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) is growing strongly

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.

Bayerischer Rundfunk’s (BR) Wendelstein transmitter station

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.

Rohde & Schwarz has acquired Pixel Power Ltd.

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.

zweiB invests in R&S CLIPSTER

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.

postPerspective at SMPTE 2018

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.

Édgar Acevedo, Project Coordinator at CEPROPIE

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.

BLUE Experts Lounge

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.

NHK 8K service begins in December

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.

2018 Streaming Media 101

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.

SMPTE 2018

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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