NextRadioTV Deploys Extensive Riedel MediorNet Routing System

The 204-node MediorNet system has been installed in the network’s new Paris campus for NextRadioTV to support signal distribution, routing, and processing over a single decentralized real-time network.

The NextRadioTV MediorNet installation relies on18 MetroN core fiber routers and 186 MicroN high-density media distribution network devices distributed across the campus. The MediorNet backbone leverages a new cabling of dark fiber infrastructure, to manage the distances between production studios/control rooms/technical rooms and the need to be able to scale up quickly. MediorNet's decentralized concept made it easy to create an incremental move from the former building to the new one. Dark fibers in both buildings were used to create the real-time network, which further facilitated the migration process. The flexibility of the Riedel equipment even enabled NextRadioTV to design and implement new galleries while the new installation was underway.

"Our move to the Altice campus gave us a tremendous opportunity to build technical facilities from scratch and to establish a common infrastructure for all our TV and radio channels," said Antoine Robelin, Technical Director at NextRadioTV. "The scalable, state-of-the-art technology integrated into these new facilities gives us added agility in producing and broadcasting events from across our remarkable portfolio of 24/7 news, documentaries, and live sports. In addition to supporting flexible day-to-day operations, our Riedel gear gives us the ability to take advantage of mature and reliable network technologies that will eventually support a smooth transition toward IP."

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