In this talk we hear about the 5G TODAY project’s unique field trial for 5G Broadcasting. The project partners Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation (Bayerischer Rundfunk, BR), the Broadcast Technology Institute IRT, Kathrein, Rohde & Schwarz as well as Telefonica Germany who are are jointly testing broadcasting options for future 5G technology. The new large-area 5G field trial in the Bavarian alpine region is covered by two high-performance transmitters located in Ismaning and on the top of the Wendelstein mountain. Both operate with 100 kilowatts effective output power (technically: ERP). With the help of the high transmission towers and the high power of the transmitters (High-Power-High-Tower-Concept, HPHT), the large-area broadcasting of TV programs can be tested based on the new broadcast mode FeMBMS (Further evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service). The FeMBMS broadcast mode allows far-reaching and inexpensive distribution of popular content across large coverage areas with a radius of up to 60 kilometres.
Watch now to see how FeMBMS is being used and the results achieved.
Director of Product Management Transmitter Systems
Rohde & Schwarz
Senior Director R&D Product Management,
Date:Thursday, November 08, 2018 15:00 GMT
For decades, organizations have strived to create high quality, affordable mobile television. Now, after the introduction of the new FeMBMS 5G broadcast network standard, this dream is becoming reality. With 5G broadcasts, billions of consumers worldwide can transform their existing smartphones and tablets into mobile receivers capable of accessing TV services, media content, social networks and many other forms of media.
In Europe, Rohde & Schwarz is at the cutting edge of this technology revolution. In one German field trial, 5G Today, R&S is partnering other forward-thinking organizations such as broadcaster, Bayerischer Rundfunk and mobile network operator, Telefónica 02. Together, they have enabled large-scale transmission of media content in broadcast mode based on mobile technology and terrestrial transmitter networks.
Join a special webinar hosted by TVB Europe where you can learn how this new business development can generate fresh audiences and major revenue streams for organizations like yours. The webinar will be hosted by Rohde & Schwarz who will guide you through this fascinating new mobile media landscape, illustrating how this technology can revolutionize your business profitability.
A review of current technology and real-world deployments
The WOW factor: Why HDR?
HDR standards: HLG, PQ or HDR10 variants?
Content availability: HD or UHD?
Consumer displays: Mobile phones or 4K/8K TV?
HDR distribution: Broadcast, OTT or 4G/5G?
Real world deployments
The competition for viewers’ eyeballs and their disposable income has never been fiercer. Great picture quality is one weapon that service providers – especially broadcasters – can deploy to attract and retain viewers.
It’s true that millions of 4K ready TVs have been sold, but in practice most TVs sold before 2017 don’t have any support for HDR at all. Many different variants of HDR have also emerged in an attempt to offer higher quality coupled with some backwards compatibility with those early TVs, but broadcasters have been perhaps understandably reluctant to commit to producing 4K or HDR content with the costs of the ill-fated 3DTV still on their books.
This webinar looks at HDR in general and the different variants that have emerged. The drive for 4K, or even 8K, content and displays is contrasted with consumers’ willingness to watch full HD with HDR on the latest mobile phone displays… Register Now!
David Smith Technology Manager Rohde & Schwarz
Andy Quested Technology Strategy & Architecture BBC Design + Engineering
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