Analyzing IP Productions

At the end of 2017 the ST2110 standard was published by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE). It enables IP-based transmissions of video content in television productions and is intended to replace traditional SDI networks. At IBC 2018 in Amsterdam 39 manufacturers exhibited their first prototypes using this standard. For the analysis …

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Transmitting station in Ismaning ready for operation for Bavarian research project “5G TODAY”

As part of the Bavarian research project 5G TODAY, an LTE/5G test field with the aim to enable the efficient distribution of broadcast signals combined with attractive services in the network of the future is currently being set up in the Bavarian Oberland. Under the lead of IRT, the project partners Kathrein and Rohde & …

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What’s new in FRANSY 3.4, the radio network planning tool of the German public broadcaster, a summary

At the end of January, the FRANSY-Team offered a webinar presenting the full scoop of what’s new in the just released FRANSY Version 3.4. FRANSY is the radio network planning tool of the German public broadcasters. It has been developed by the IRT in collaboration with broadcasters and con terra. The planning system offers lots of …

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MediaRoad Sandbox Pitching Event in Munich

Late November 2018 around 60 innovation-enthusiasts from broadcasters and media companies were presented a showcase from the European Sandboxes and startups / intrapreneurs that collaborate in the Sandbox Hub of the European coordination and support project MediaRoad. In MediaRoad a Sandbox is a media innovation accelerator in which groundbreaking ideas can be tested and scaled. …

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VisualMedia in Action

Embedding Social Media in Broadcasting

Social media content is becoming an ever more integral part of broadcasting. By incorporating social media services, it is not only possible to include user-generated content, but also to provide a more immersive and engaging experience for the viewers by using social media platforms as interactive feedback channels. Including this content directly into broadcasts, however, …

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5G-MEDIA – 5G Service Platform Architecture for the Media Industry

Media applications are amongst the most demanding services in terms of resources, requiring huge network capacity for high bandwidth low latency streaming of audio-visual content. Recent technological advances in the 5G domain hold the promise to unlock the potential of the media industry by offering high quality media services through dynamic efficient resource allocation. Actual …

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Modelling the radio world – it’s all about correlation

The question: Setting up a broadcasting antenna, how far does it reach? That’s the question we answer, without having to leave our cosy office. Even beyond that, we are simulating whole coverage networks: That means in general, we calculate a prediction on how electromagnetic waves spread out. The underlying algorithm is called “the wave propagation …

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IRT contributes to the studies in 3GPP to enhance 5G-Broadcast

IRT, in collaboration with the EBU and BBC, is engaged in the study to evaluate and potentially enhance LTE-based 5G Terrestrial Broadcasting. We are evaluating this technology so that it can meet requirement for terrestrial broadcasting in static and high-speed environments. The study item description is contained in document RP-181342. During Rel-14, the use cases …

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EBU Tech Report 3392 Cover

ADM profiles for open object-based audio workflows

Our efforts to establish a Next Generation Audio (NGA) production workflow based on open standards is still ongoing. Next Generation Audio is designed to deliver highly adaptable audio for immersive, more personalized experiences and accessibility services. The Audio Definition Model (ADM) and the EBU ADM Renderer (EAR) are the backbone of the production workflow we …

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