Articles You May Have Missed – October 25, 2017

Any new media or production and playout center must be built leveraging the latest in IP-centric technology. Here are two articles that examine the latest technology being installed in live broadcast and playout applications and OB trucks. Combined, the articles will provide the reader a better understanding of why certain IP-centric equipment choices were made and some of the benefits realized. For readers facing the tough choices ahead when upgrading facilities, don’t miss these important articles.

Dubbed “RTL City,” the new broadcast center features IP-based production and distribution facilities that make it truly flexible.

Dubbed “RTL City,” the new broadcast center features IP-based production and distribution facilities that make it truly flexible.

Dubbed “RTL City,” the new broadcast center—housed within a larger office complex—sits next door to the original (and now decommissioned) RTL building in the eastern city of Luxembourg. All of the radio and television production facilities and playout center operations employ the latest IP-enabled equipment from technology suppliers like Arista NetworksCustom ConsolesGrass ValleyHarmonicIsilon (Dell EMC), Juniper, Lawo, and SAM (Snell Advanced Media).

The new 36,000 square meter IP-based facility supports 24/7 broadcasting for multiple playout channels that serve viewers in Luxembourg, Belgium, Netherlands and France. Learn about the technology and other systems installed in this article, RTL’s New Luxembourg Headquarters is an IP Broadcast Game Changer.

Game Creek’s new Yogi is an IP-capable 4K UHD/IP truck with all fiber-optic inputs and outputs and a central IP switch.

Game Creek’s new Yogi is an IP-capable 4K UHD/IP truck with all fiber-optic inputs and outputs and a central IP switch.

With each new technology transition—from SD to HD to 4K— remote production truck companies in the U.S. have been at the forefront, providing clients with the latest production tools to expand their production capabilities and make live sports and entertainment telecasts the best they can be. Here is a look inside Game Creek’s latest remote production truck, Yogi, and the production equipment that makes it a winner - Insatiable Need For More Sources Drives IP Demand In Live Production.

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