ANGA Cable 2012 – Cologne. Media Broadcast is launching a new portfolio of cable TV services which will offer over 250 TV and radio stations as well as customised channel packages.
At the core of the new virtual head-end service is Media Broadcast’s own earth station in Usingen, where all signals are received, both from satellite and landlines.
Here, the company puts together the customised bouquets at its new NOC for further distribution via its Broadcast NGN (Next Generation Network) to the head ends of potential customers, such as energy companies, public utilities and new network operators who are planning to sell TV and radio bouquets.
The new head-end service will go live in the autumn of 2012.
Media Broadcast is using its new broadcast NGN to deliver the signals nationwide. The IP-based, highly scalable broadcast NGN provides national and international distribution of video, audio, data and voice. NGN allows transfer rates of n x 10 Gigabit per second. The network is able to transport the original HDTV signals with 1.5 Gbps per channel with ease.
The network supports innovative broadcast applications such as VPLS, multicast, or IP-VPN and is best suited for the migration of existing services and networks providers. NGN also combines telecommunications and information technology platforms for voice and data traffic, data centre coupling, internet access, and data traffic from enterprise applications.