IRT, the joint technology research institute of the public broadcasters of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, is to be shut down.
WDR, the affiliate of German public broadcaster ARD serving federal state North-Rhine Westphalia, will take over the directorship of ARD at the beginning of 2020.
[WATCH VIDEO] The 5G Today project has officially started its field trial for TV broadcasting via 5G at a kick-off event at German broadcast technology research institute IRT in Munich today.
A transmitter from German technology company Rohde & Schwarz successfully went into operation at the Wendelstein transmitter site of Bavarian public broadcaster BR on December 4, 2018 as part of the 5G Today research project.
A test site for TV broadcasting over 5G networks is being set up in the Bavarian Oberland region as part of research project 5G Today.
German TV rights sales company Telepool seems to be for sale.
Satellite operator Eutelsat and Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), the affiliate of German public broadcaster ARD serving Bavaria, showcase an Ultra HD video at German media congress Medientage München 2015 from October 21 to 23 in Munich focusing on the workplace of the future produced in collaboration with German broadcast technology institute Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT).
Bayerischer Rundfunk and the IRT are planning a DVB-T2 test network in Munich running MPEG-H Part 2 HEVC (H.265) compression. It will enable manufacturers to test the required new reception devices.
Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), the affiliate of German public broadcaster ARD serving federal state Bavaria, will rename its educational TV channel BR-alpha into ARD-alpha.
The Astra capacity that will be freed up from April 30, 2012 by switching off the analogue signals from the German public broadcasters will be used to launch HD versions of the factual channel Phoenix and the so-called ‘third channels’ of BR, NDR, SWR and WDR.