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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.

IBC365 webinar on IBC 2018 trends

Webinar: The future of broadcast and media - IBC2018 preview

Join IBC365 on Thursday 23 August at 4pm BST to preview the anticipated themes and highlights of IBC2018. Our panel of broadcasters and exhibitors guide us through their predictions of the hot topics from IP to AI, the rise-and-rise of OTT, and the impact of 5G, blockchain and ATSC 3.0. Plus the new focus on building an efficient supply chain to create, manage, store and distribute content.

Posted by Chris Dickinson. August 8, 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Peter Kaltenstadler, Rohde & Schwarz

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.

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Michael Jordi, CEO/CTO of Jordi AG

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.

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Dr. Marco Lohse, Rohde & Schwarz

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.

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