German technical services provider Bayerische Medien Technik (bmt) has taken over the playout of the TV channels operated by Deutsches Musik Fernsehen (DMF).
The Berlin-based TV broadcaster commissioned bmt last year to realise the project. The contract includes the planning, technical implementation and operation of the TV playout for the six channels Deutsches Musik Fernsehen, Volksmusik.TV, LiloTV, Mei Musi TV, Volksmusik and Starparadies, which are distributed via cable, satellite and IPTV.
The linear channels are assembled in bmt’s playout centre in Munich, remotely controlled by the broadcaster’s editorial team in Berlin, with bmt also handling signal distribution to Astra, Vodafone, MagentaTV and PŸUR.
Another component of the contract is the use of bmt’s HbbTV Rating Monitor. This enables DMF to obtain real-time insights into the number, usage time and reception method of the HbbTV devices connected to the internet in order to analyse the reach and thus optimise programme planning and advertising sales. According to bmt, the measurement with the HbbTV Rating Monitor complies with all data protection regulations and does not collect any personal data.