RTL’s New Luxembourg Headquarters is an IP Broadcast Game Changer October 9th 2017 - 09:30 AM

In a time of uncertainty among many parts of the broadcast industry, Broadcasting Center Europe (BCE), part of the RTL Group, a Luxembourg-based media conglomerate that operates TV and radio channels as well as production companies located throughout Europe and Asia, has built one of the most impressive broadcast centers

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Boxilla Orchestrates Complex KVM Environments September 8th 2017 - 09:00 AM

As broadcast facilities and master control rooms continue to grow in size and complexity, so too have the headaches for IT managers who are tasked with maintaining all of the various onsite KVM and central monitoring devices and systems. Some organizations have up to 1,000 end points that must be monitored,

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Italian broadcaster NVP upgrades flagship van for 4K with Lawo July 6th 2017 - 10:00 AM

Italian broadcaster NVP has upgraded its main Outside Broadcast (OB) van to support a full gamut of Ultra HD formats by incorporating a range of video processing and automation units from Germany’s Lawo. Installed by local Italian partner Aret, the package enables multiformat productions in SD, HD, UHD, SDR (S

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Gearhouse Provides Facilities to UEFA for European Soccer Finals June 30th 2017 - 09:00 AM

Gearhouse Broadcast, is providing a range of solutions to UEFA for the European football finals. These include the Technical Operations Centres (TOCs), EVS live production infrastructure and all commentary services for the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Cup finals.

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SAM Announces Orbit - Next Gen Control and Monitoring May 18th 2017 - 09:00 AM

At NAB 2017 Snell Advanced Media (SAM) demonstrated the first applications of its next-generation control, configuration and monitoring solution, Orbit. A single interface that will eventually house all of SAM’s control and monitoring applications, Orbit has been designed to enable users to manage and view all of their control, configuration a

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Understanding IP Networks - Forward Error Correction January 3rd 2017 - 12:05 PM

In the last article, we looked at the monitoring packet delay in real-time. In this article, we continue the theme of looking at a network from a broadcast engineers’ point of view so they can better communicate with the IT department, and look at FEC (Forward Error Correction).

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Cobalt Digital Licenses Technicolor HDR ITM Technology For SDR-To-HDR Conversions October 23rd 2017 - 10:00 AM

In these early days of 4K UHD production and for those HD projects that seek to include High Dynamic Range (HDR) acquisition to enhance the broadcast image, many production companies are finding they don’t have enough native HDR cameras to cover a standard live sports or entertainment telecast. This

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Cloud Broadcasting - Free Software October 19th 2017 - 05:00 PM

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BCE Going Deeper - Part 1 - Cable, Standards and ITIL October 19th 2017 - 12:30 PM

At the start of 2013, BCE at RTL City was a hole in Luxembourg’s ground and in less than four years they were on air broadcasting 35 different channels across Europe and Singapore. Costas Colombus is BCE’s Special Projects Manager and gave The Broadcast Bridge a unique insight into how the

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MicroServices Bring New Agility And Cost Savings To IP-Based Content Delivery October 18th 2017 - 09:00 AM

Broadcast equipment suppliers continue to add new types of IT-centric functionality to their signal distribution and playout platforms, leveraging the cost and operational benefits of COTS hardware and Software Defined Networks (SDN) as a way to attract new types of customers that increasingly require the handing of hundreds or thousands

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