Nevion, a provider of virtualised media production solutions, has provided a range of its products to Media Broadcast, Germany’s largest service provider for the broadcast and media industry, for its new broadcast distribution network, ARD-Disnet. This is designed to handle DVB-T, DVB-T2 HD, FM, DAB+ as well as generic data transport.
Media Broadcast was commissioned by German public broadcasters Hessischer Rundfunk, Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Radio Bremen, Südwestrundfunk and Westdeutscher Rundfunk to build and run this new distribution network. One of the major drivers for this new network was the need to handle the increased bandwidth and availability requirements that resulted from the conversion of signals to DVB-T2 HD. The new distribution network allows studios and broadcasters to benefit from up to 100 times more bandwidth capacity than the previous network allowed.
“With the help of Logic media solutions’ expertise and Nevion’s solutions, we have been able to implement a high performance, scalable and highly available broadcast infrastructure that covers all the digital services of the commissioning group, and is also able to accommodate future broadcasting requirements for years to come,” says Frank Schulz, CTO, Media Broadcast.