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Media Broadcast migrating from ATM to all-IP

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 2:07pm
Brian Santo

Media Broadcast in Europe has upgraded its ATM network using systems from Ericsson as a migration path to an all-IP network.

Media Broadcast selected a range of Ericsson video compression solutions that enable it to streamline its multiple broadcast networks into one, including Ericsson’s AVP 2000 Contribution Encoder, RX8200 Advanced Modular Receivers and MA 5400 ASI-IP adapters.

Media Broadcast said the upgrade gives it a highly flexible solution for unified video, audio, data and voice transmission capabilities.

Bernd Kraus, CEO of Media Broadcast, says: “As one of the largest broadcast network provider in Germany serving leading content providers, we will establish a unique, trend-setting broadcast next-generation network. With the implementation of a fully IP-based network, we are able to migrate several platform services into one, providing significant operational advantages and increased flexibility. This will even allow us to bring the level of our outstanding services to a next step, Media Broadcast providing the quality of service that our customers expect.”

Giles Wilson, head of tv compression business, Ericsson, says: “We have been working closely with Media Broadcast to bring the advantages of the universal IP network to its customers, opening up entirely new possibilities for operators and service providers. Our experience in delivering next-generation television solutions combined with our deep understanding of IP networks ensures that Media Broadcast can meet its needs for superior quality. It also provides a platform for future growth and the ability to enable its customers to deliver the consumer experience of tomorrow.”

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