Dutch based Divitel has delivered a multichannel multiplex and compression solution to the German public broadcaster ZDF.
The new MMC was installed to prepare for the shutdown of the analogue satellite broadcasts last April.
The new MCC is the central hub of the linear programme play-out center from ZDF, both for conventional television broadcasts and internet streaming. It executes the processing for data compression (MPEG-2 and MPEG-4) and generates the needed transport streams for transmission via satellite (DVB-S and DVB-S2), terrestrial networks (DVB-T) and cable broadband DVB.
All six HD channels from ZDF are played out from the MCC, ZDF HD, 3Sat HD, KiKa HD, ZDFinfo HD, ZDFneo HD and ZDFkultur HD. A simultaneous broadcast of all channels is available in SD, as well as in HD.
During the past Olympic Games, the MCC also started to generate simultaneous streaming of six live streams from its web streaming platform.
In addition to processing the TV signals, a highly modern control and monitoring system is now used in the MCC. Through the use of an IP based methods, the new MCC offers a high degree of flexibility and innovation.
“ZDF has now been equipped with one of the world’s most advanced MCC systems”, said Dr. Dirk Jaeger, managing director of Divitel Deutschland and CTO of Divitel Holding in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. “It meets the high quality standards from ZDF as well as its future requirements.”
(Picture of the MCC by Rico Rossival, ZDF)