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MEDIA BROADCAST provides transmission services using Next Generation Network and SNG for the live HDTV broadcast of the Women’s Football World Cup 2011

06-15-2011 11:48 AM CET | Media & Telecommunications

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/ PR Agency: fuchs media consult GmbH
MEDIA BROADCAST provides transmission services using Next Generation Network and SNG for the live HDTV broadcast of the Women’s Football World Cup 2011

• Utilisation of Next Generation Network (NGN) for IP-based signal transmission and linking of the stadiums with the IBCC
• Mobile production, broadcast and backup services using SNG fleet
• Drawing on the successful broadcast of the 2006 and 2010 Football World Cups

Bonn, June 14, 2011 – MEDIA BROADCAST, Europe‘s leading full service provider for the broadcast and media industries, is supporting the live HDTV transmission of the Women’s Football World Cup 2011 (June 26 to July 17, 2011) using its comprehensive broadcast services. As a service provider for Host Broadcast Services (HBS), the official host broadcaster of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011™, the company links all the stadiums with the IBCC (International Broadcast Communication Center) in Frankfurt/Main using its pioneering Next Generation Network (NGN). This permits the IP-supported transmission in real time of all of the live HD video signals from all of the venues. Besides this, the full service provider is taking over the uplink of the World Feed from the IBCC. With these and further services, MEDIA BROADCAST provides an essential technical basis for supplying live pictures of the tournament in the best possible HDTV quality to broadcasting organisations reporting the event in Germany and throughout the world.
MEDIA BROADCAST's innovative NGN is the technical backbone of its transmission services. It links the venues in Augsburg, Berlin, Bochum, Dresden, Leverkusen, Mönchengladbach, Sinsheim and Wolfsburg with the central IBCC in Frankfurt/Main, the production facility of the World Feed used worldwide. For this reason, the NGN forms a crucial link in the whole chain of live signal transmission. The live transmission of pre-produced HDTV signals occurs at a data rate ranging from 350 Mbit/s to 1,485 Gbit/s per signal path. Backup is provided by means of HDTV satellite signals connected in parallel between all the venues and the IBCC.
Along with HBS, MEDIA BROADCAST provides further national and international broadcasting organisations with individual broadcasting and production services via SNG and NGN.
With the delivery of the Women’s Football World Cup 2011 MEDIA BROADCAST is drawing on its previous successful live HDTV transmission services, including the previous World Cups in Germany and South Africa. For the event in South Africa, the full service provider successfully utilised the IP transmission platform which it had developed to link the venues spread across the whole country with the IBC in Johannesburg. MEDIA BROADCAST delivered the international events with 100 percent signal accessibility and through its innovative transmission platforms made an essential contribution to the smooth-running worldwide TV transmission of the major sporting events.
“We are delighted that MEDIA BROADCAST has once again been selected as the technical service provider for the TV broadcast of a Football World Cup“, commented Bernd Kraus, CEO of MEDIA BROADCAST. “Using our technical know-how and our experience in the broadcast management of major international media events we will again make every possible effort to broadcast this World Cup smoothly and in the best possible HDTV quality live to the millions of fans right across the world“.
“Optimum reliability in the supply, service and operation of our platform forms the basis for uninterrupted transmission, as does maximum backup and the best technical components on all levels of the process chain“, added Marcus Busch, Head of the Business Unit Networks at MEDIA BROADCAST.
NGN background information
MEDIA BROADCAST's innovative, highly scalable Next Generation Network (NGN) permits the IP-based transmission of data-intensive video and audio content as well as data and voice applications. In doing so, it offers TV broadcasters, production companies and organisers of major international events the best conditions for networking. The support provided caters for DVB-Distribution, Event Broadcast Services, Dial-up and Switched connections and VPN. Newly developed customer terminals offer users defined switching options so they can set up their own point-to-point links, thereby ensuring maximum flexibility in the production environment. MEDIA BROADCAST‘S NGN supports all classic transmission formats, from AES/EBU right through to the uncompressed 1,485 Gbit HDTV signal, as well as numerous new, open IP-based transmission paths (10/100/1000 Ethernet).
SNG background information
MEDIA BROADCAST's SNG (Satellite News Gathering) fleet is completely tailored towards live production in HDTV. Vision mixers, editing units, VTR and up to four HD cameras on board provide flexible possibilities for mobile TV applications, e.g. reports, news coverage, major media events. Connectivity in live applications is achieved by means of satellite uplink and connection possibilities to MEDIA BROADCAST's IP-based NGN.

About MEDIA BROADCAST

MEDIA BROADCAST is Europe‘s largest full service provider for the broadcast and media industries. The company’s core business comprises the planning, installation and operation of multimedia transmission platforms in Germany and internationally for television and radio companies, based on modern transmitter, cable and satellite networks. As part of the TDF Group, MEDIA BROADCAST supports some 750 national and international customers: public and private broadcasters, TV and radio production companies, international broadcasters and network operators, media companies and the cinema industry. The portfolio encompasses almost all the services of the transmission process chain, from production via content management through to transmission. Information on MEDIA BROADCAST can be found under www.media-broadcast.com, and on the TDF Group under www.tdf-group.com.

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