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Media Links and VIDI Help Win Viewers for Winter Sports in Germany Posted: 06/03/2017

Media Links, a  Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award winner and market leader in media over IP transport solutions, has announced its partner and German based distributor VIDI is helping win viewers for winter sports competition coverage in Germany.   VIDI has provided OB services and technology, including Media Links MD8000 IP transport solution, to supply coverage of ski jumping, alpine skiing and biathlon from various remote locations for live transmission by the German public broadcaster ARD and ZDF.

Tags: Media Links | VIDI | ARD | ZDF | MD8000 | IP
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phoenix rises to HD with IQ Modular infrastructure Posted: 24/02/2015

German public broadcaster phoenix, which delivers in-depth news and factual programming as a complementary service to Germany's popular ARD and ZDF channels, is upgrading to full HD operation. The upgrade, which is being carried out without interruption to the TV station's broadcasting operations, requires a major infrastructure overhaul; phoenix has chosen Snell IQ Modular to provide the quality and reliability essential for broadcast operations.

Tags: Snell | Quantel | IQ Modular | phoenix | Germany | ARD | ZDF | HD | news | broadcasting
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Ein Herz fr Kinder show Hearts 100 Robe BMFLs Posted: 16/01/2015

German lighting designer Manfred Vossi Voss used 100 x Robe BMFL Spots to light the 2014 "Ein Herz fr Kinder" (A Heart for Children) show, a high profile charity fund-raiser, produced by Schwartzkopff tv staged at the new and trendy Tempelhof airport, Berlin, and broadcast live on German national public services channel, ZDF.

Tags: Robe | BMFL | Schwartzkopff tv | ZDF.NicLen | Ein Herz fr Kinder
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Robe Welcomes 2014 in Berlin Posted: 09/01/2014

Robe moving lights were right at the heart of the lighting action on the main stage in front of Berlins historic Brandenburg Gate, one of the largest public New Years Eve celebrations worldwide.

Robe Pointes were also used to illuminate elements of the Fan Mile covering five major roads in and around the event site as part of a lighting design by Lars Murasch, and were supplied together with other lighting equipment for the event by rental company TLT EVENT AG.

Tags: Robe | moving lights | New Year\'s Eve | Berlin | Brandenburg | ZDF TV | MMX Spot | MMX WashBeam | Pointes
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ZDF Upgrades Live Production Operations to Snell Kahuna 360 Multi-format Switchers and Snell Sirius 840 Router Posted: 05/12/2013

Snell today announced that Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), Germany's national public television broadcaster, has deployed two Snell Kahuna 360 multi-format production switchers and a Snell Sirius 840 router as part of a technology upgrade for its two production studios in Dsseldorf and Mainz, Germany. The new Snell systems join 13 Snell Kahuna switchers that are in use in both outside broadcast and live studio environments, including Germany's leading news magazine program, "heute-journal."

Tags: Snell | ZDF | Kahuna 360 | Sirius 840
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Signiant Adds High-Profile European Broadcast Customers Posted: 19/03/2012

Signiant, a global leader in intelligent file movement software for the media and entertainment industry, today announced the recent signing of new and expanded installations with Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), sterreichischer Rundfunk (ORF) and SRG SSR -- offering clear evidence of continued momentum for secure, accelerated digital content exchanges among European broadcasters based on Signiant's family of software solutions.

Tags: Signiant | ZDF | ORF | SRG SSR | Central Europe
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Riedel MediorNet Fiber Network At The Alpine Ski World Cup 2011 Posted: 25/03/2011
The broadcasters ORF, ZDF and HD Resources used extensive Riedel MediorNet systems for distributing the signal at the Alpine Ski World Cup in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. A total 29 mainframes were installed for integrating the OB truck with the venues Kandahar and Gudiberg, the Medal Plaza as well as the IBC and the TOC of the broadcast providers. 
 
The Austrian public broadcaster ORF used a comprehensive MediorNet installation for integrating the different positions such as the commentary booths, the Medal Plaza, the TOC or the OB truck into one single network. Furthermore, the signals from various cameras between the ORF studios, the finish area, the OB truck and the IBC were distributed over the MediorNet network. In addition, MediorNet transported the broadcast feed between the different venues and the studios.
Tags: orf | zdf | hd resources | riedel | mediornet
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Westcom Media Group Chooses Solid State Logic C10 HD for New Studio Complex Posted: 10/03/2011
WestCom Media Group, which produces live daily content for the Northern Westfalia region of Germany, recently installed a 24+8-fader Solid State Logic C10 HD Compact Broadcast Console in its new studio facility. WestCom Media Group produces content for the private television station SAT.1, the television news channel N24, the public service channel ZDF, and the German PBS station WDR, among others. The C10 HD provides WestCom Broadcast Services GmbH with a streamlined, feature-rich and cost-effective console that is able to tackle the various projects produced at the facility.

Tags: Solid State Logic | SSL | C10 HD | Compact Broadcast Console | WestCom | WestCom Media Group | Sat.1 | N24 | ZDF | WDR | WestCom Broadcast Services GmbH
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Where the wild animals ive Posted: 22/07/2010

The cinematographer, animal documentary maker and adventurer Andreas Kieling filmed polar bears in their natural environment in Spitsbergen for weeks. In the process, he successfully shot unique and amazing footage. The filming of the documentary north of the Arctic circle demanded high standards of man and technology.

Tags: Andreas | Kieling | Spitsbergen | Sachtler | movie | documentary | polarbear | BBC | ARD | ZDF
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German Public Television Broadcaster ZDF Chooses Harris Corporation NEXIO AMP Advanced Media Platform to Support HD Migration Posted: 26/04/2010
Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, is providing its NEXIO AMP® advanced media platform to German national public television broadcaster Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) to support the high-definition (HD) migration and centralization of ZDF's playout center in Mainz. 
 
The rollout started in October 2009 and will continue through 2011. The first phase of the project is now complete and included the installation of two NEXIO AMP server domains. The second phase is due for completion within the next few months and will increase the existing installation to five NEXIO AMP domains. This multi-phased project will provide Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen with an entirely tapeless workflow at its transmission center, which drives the broadcaster's main channel, as well as the ZDF Info, ZDF Neo, ZDF Theatre and 3sat channels. The project was managed by ZDF, with integration services performed by German systems integrator Studio Hamburg MCI.
Tags: harris | nexio amp | advanced media platform | hd migration | zweites deutsches fernsehen | zdf
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Fairlight and Media Logic To Help Winter Olympic Games Coverage Posted: 26/01/2010
German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF have commissioned system integration specialist Media Logic to provide technical services during their coverage of the forthcoming Olympic Games in Canadian Vancouver.
 
Both broadcasters will offer their viewers extensive coverage of the games and these reports will be produced on location in HD from the International Broadcast Centre, using ARD and ZDF's Mobile Produktionseinheit (mobile production unit).
Tags: winter olympics | fairlight | media logic | ard | zdf
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