ARD-Disnet is designed to handle DVB-T, DVB-T2, HD, FM and DAB+ broadcasts as well as generic data transport.
Media Broadcast was commissioned by ARD-affiliated German public broadcasters Hessischer Rundfunk, Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Radio Bremen, Südwestrundfunk and Westdeutscher Rundfunk to build and run the new distribution network. One of the major drivers was the need to handle the increased bandwidth and availability requirements that resulted from the conversion of signals to DVB-T2 HD.
Nevion and its partner Logic provided equipment, including transport stream gateways, contribution codecs, IP transport stream switches and media monitoring probes to transport signals over IP to 200 DVB-T2 transmitters.
“With the help of Logic media solutions’ expertise and Nevion’s solutions, we have been able to implement a high performance, scalable and highly available broadcast infrastructure that covers all the digital services of the commissioning group, and is also able to accommodate future broadcasting requirements for years to come,” said Frank Schulz, CTO, Media Broadcast.
“When looking at Media Broadcast’s previous distribution network and their requirements for the new solution, it made total sense to use Nevion’s range of products to deliver the best possible performance. Thanks to a great collaboration between Media Broadcast, Nevion and Logic media solutions, this challenging, large-scale project was delivered on time, and the switch-over and subsequent operation has gone smoothly,” said Jens Gnad, CEO, Logic media solutions.