Italy’s regional public broadcaster RAS has gone live with the Synamedia virtualized Digital Content Manager (DCM).
RAS is migrating from DVB-T SD/HD to DVB-T2/HEVC HD services by June 202.
RAS is using Synamedia DCM for satellite input and DVB-T transmissions and virtualised DCM for encoding in a private cloud. The deployment began with RAS’s office relocation in Q4 2019 and the requirement to move all of its technology systems without disrupting its on-air output.
The broadcaster is also responsible for the public safety DTT emergency alert system in the Südtirol region.
Johann Silbernagl, CTO at RAS said, “This deployment marks the beginning of our journey towards full DVB-T2 services in 2022. The powerful combination of Synamedia’s software-centric DCM solution and Dimetis’ BOSS BROADCAST Manager gives us a state-of-the-art solution that is flexible enough to meet today’s requirements while also giving us the freedom to transition seamlessly to the new standard at our own pace. As a public broadcaster, this futureproofing capability is particularly important.”
Julien Signes, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Video Network at Synamedia, said, “The flexible design of our software-centric DCM is proving to be highly appealing to public broadcasters such as RAS. RAS is now benefitting from the freedom of our hybrid headend that delivers the ultimate in picture quality and will enable them to transition smoothly to a DVB-T2 software-based future by their 2022 deadline.”
The DCM solution virtualises the entire video headend, providing encoding and statistical multiplexing capabilities in a single solution; it is also capable of handling DRM, packaging and advertising.