In Finland, Rohde & Schwarz has announced the completion of a DVB-T2 (HD) terrestrial TV transmitter network upgrade that spans the entire country. Working with Helsinki-based Digita, owner and operator of Finland’s terrestrial network for nationwide TV and radio transmission services, Rohde & Schwarz has supplied more than 80 UHF HD transmitters across the country. […]
Vendors see the end of a long RF repack process ahead with FCC deadlines being met, sometimes assisted by Special Temporary Authorities and interim transmission facilities. RF vendors are now looking to other revenue opportunities as the repack slows down. (Dielectric photo)
At its Gala Dinner Wednesday night — part of the IABM Annual International Business Conference & Awards in London — the IABM announced that Manfred Reitmeier from Rohde & Schwarz is the recipient of its Technology Leader of the Year 2019 Award. The award recognizes a person who is at the forefront of disruption and […]
At IBC (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam), Rohde & Schwarz is launching its new 5G Broadcast core network element, the R&S BSCC broadcast service and control center, which enables Rohde & Schwarz terrestrial transmitters to deliver LTE/5G Broadcast content. It will be showcased at the Rohde & Schwarz booth B.21 in hall 7. This element provides […]
Rohde & Schwarz has signed a contract with Serbian national broadcaster, Belgrade-based RTS Serbia, that sees its R&S Venice-S server system placed at the heart of a new master control room in the broadcaster’s production center in Košutnjak. The order includes eight R&S Venice-S servers being installed to provide content ingest and channel playout facilities […]
Constantly changing consumer behavior means OTT service providers have to adapt to new transmission paths. Permanent error monitoring and the resulting quality assurance, especially of audio and video data, are the key to high customer satisfaction. The Rohde & Schwarz PRISMON.cloud was designed to enable OTT providers to quickly and easily adapt their monitoring infrastructure, […]
Sinclair Broadcast Group is buying more than 100 100 Rohde & Schwarz high-power TV transmitters as it moves to meet repack deadlines across the country.
By most accounts, transmitter manufacturers and suppliers of antennas and RF components are doing a good job so far of keeping up with the rapid spike in demand caused by the repack. But weather problems are causing major problems for tower crews and delaying a growing number of projects. And repack insiders fear a more significant backup this summer and fall.
Rohde & Schwarz has acquired Pixel Power Ltd., a provider of television branding, graphics, automation, master control and playout. A price was not disclosed. With this acquisition, Rohde & Schwarz says it is “executing its plan to expand further in broadcast playout while taking ownership of a company with significant technological leadership.” The subsidiary will […]
Rohde & Schwarz has expanded and optimized its R&S Venice platform for live production, studio production and channel playout applications. R&S Venice offers stability and a wide range of features. Thanks to the use of open standards, the media server is interoperable with systems from other manufacturers and can easily be integrated into existing infrastructures. […]
Manufacturers of transmitters, antennas, transmission line, filters and other RF components are already busy with repack orders but say the additional funding included in the government’s recent spending bill should greatly ease the process, particularly for mid-to-small-market stations that have been slow to invest due to fears about compensation. Above, a Dielectric APT panel antenna. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2018 Resource Guide listing transmitters, antennas and other RF gear or here to download it as a PDF.
Rohde & Schwarz has the hired two industry veterans, Lou Moyer and Carlos Carmona, as part of an expansion of its Broadcast & Media team in the United States. In his new role as broadcast field engineer, Moyer will be in charge of providing all Rohde & Schwarz transmitter customers with support and guidance on field […]
Digital TV receiving equipment and terrestrial tuner chipset manufacturers can now test the performance of their products for compliance with the ATSC 3.0 standard using only a single unit. Rohde & Schwarz offers an ATSC 3.0 realtime coder and a waveform testing library for its R&S BTC broadcast test center. As a reference signal generator, […]
It’s a joint venture of three South Korean broadcasters and delivers free UHDTV broadcasts through 31 Rohde & Schwarz transmitter systems at 11 locations.
The German public service broadcaster Suedwestrundfunk (SWR) has addressed a major tape archive digitization effort by using the Adam solution from the Swiss-based archiving specialist Jordi AG which includes encoding and storage products of Rohde & Schwarz. SWR needs to archive more than 40,000 tape hours of content each year. To alleviate its growing tape […]
Rohde & Schwarz introduced at IBC a new ingest, live production and channel playout platform that bridges hybrid SDI and IP operations. Designated R&S VENICE, the system can be used as a channel playout solution in 24/7 operation applications by broadcasters, the Munich-based company said. The system represents a radically different approach to media processing […]
Rohde & Schwarz | Stand 7.E25 | Website: www.rohde-schwarz.com With its open architecture, R&S Venice is an ingest and playout system that enables broadcasters to deliver content in the most appropriate manner by merging SDI and video-over-IP technologies, empowering the user to migrate to IP-based production at a time and speed that best suits their situation. […]
Top of mind this week for managers and engineers alike will be hitting the FCC’s July 12 deadline for initial construction permit and repack expense reimbursement filings. But in the rush to get that done, it’s important not to lose sight of future possibilities like single frequency network operation.
Rohde & Schwarz has added new functionality to its R&S ETL TV analyzer. Starting immediately, a new version is available with integrated, hardware-based video decoding that also supports HEVC and resolutions up to UHD. This makes the R&S ETL fully compatible with the latest DTV installations, including the DVB-T2 network recently implemented in Germany. The […]
TV broadcasters have a lot on their minds this year at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. New efficiencies enabled by IP video transport as well as IT technology and next-gen TV made possible by ATSC 3.0 are near top of mind. But no issue facing over-the-air TV broadcasters at this year’s gathering tops the FCC-mandated repack of the television spectrum. Above: Few transmitter sites will require dealing with logistical issues as complicated as those that had to be overcome at One World Trade Center in New York. (Photo: ©2016 John M. Lyons. Used with permission.)
The FCC-mandated TV spectrum repack and ATSC 3.0 will be the biggest trends in RF developments at the 2017 NAB Show. However, that simple statement glosses over the complexities involved in making both a reality. This year’s convention will mark the first major industrywide opportunity broadcasters and RF vendors have had to dive into the nitty-gritty of making these major changes a reality. Photo: RFS. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2017 Resource Guide listing of RF consultants, vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.
The data-over-cable service interface specifications (DOCSIS) 3.1 enable the fast transmission of data over cable TV networks. Network operators and component manufacturers are currently faced with the challenge of implementing and integrating this standard in order to keep a competitive edge. Along with television services, data streams with extremely high data rates must be transmitted […]
This year, TVNewsCheck is augmenting its coverage of NAB Show Hot Topics tech trends stories with information that can make your visit to NAB easier. This week’s focus is the post incentive auction spectrum repack, including consultants and transmitter and antenna manufacturers (read the main story here). These companion resource guides on the technology covered each week are […]
Rohde & Schwarz extends its energy-efficient R&S Tx9 transmitter generation with low-power UHF transmitters that support the DVB-T, DVB-T2 and ISDB-Tb digital standards. The company says its new R&S TLU9 family “considerably reduces operating expense, while delivering the highest availability and signal quality.” The air-cooled R&S TLU9 with output powers from 1 W to 200 […]
Rohde & Schwarz used IBC in Amsterdam to demonstrate how TV studios can optimize their production workflows from ingest and studio playout to content distribution by employing the ingest and production server R&S Venice. With its cutting-edge and open system architecture, variety of supported file formats, codecs, and interfaces as well as its extensive, integrated feature set, R&S Venice […]
The R&S TS4570 from Rohde & Schwarz is a new network management application that provides an overview of broadcast operations. It monitors all transmitters and monitoring equipment at the transmitter sites via an SNMP interface and displays them on a computer. Faults can be detected immediately and corrected without losing any time. R&S says the […]
Rohde & Schwarz is launching drive test software for its R&S ETL TV analyzer. Many operators of digital broadcast networks already use the TV analyzer for installation and service work on transmitters. With R&S BCDRIVE, broadcast transmitter operators can now also measure network coverage with drive tests. This solution even allows them to determine network […]