Czech Television goes live with Synamedia

Czech Television goes live with Synamedia
Published: 12 November 2019 - 1:48 p.m.
By: Digital Studio Middle East Staff
Czech public broadcaster Czech Television (Ceska Televize) has gone live with Synamedia’s virtualised digital content manager (DCM) and completed its transition to transmitting all programs in the DVB-T2 format.

Czech Television went out to public tender in April 2019, selecting Synamedia and local systems integrator Lica Czech for the on-premise virtualised headend solution and related systems integration services. A key requirement was to meet the broadcaster’s October deadline for starting regional broadcasting on this platform.

Synamedia and Lica Czech fulfilled a strict precondition to demonstrate that they could handle the complexity of switching the new headend from a national to regional mode of transmission using the DVB-T2 standard, with a short reaction time and with little or no interruption to viewers.

Michal Kratochvíl, executive CTO, Czech Television said: “Synamedia and Lica Czech worked closely with our internal team on this exacting systems integration and solutions project. They moved quickly to successfully meet our strict October regional transmitting deadline.”

Julien Signes, SVP and general manager, video network at Synamedia said: “As a public broadcaster, Czech Television needed a reliable, flexible headend that could support a full transition to DVB-T2 - including the ability to splice in regional programming with minimal fuss. Together with Lica Czech, we were able to meet their specific requirements. Now viewers across the Czech Republic can enjoy both national and regional programming using the advanced DVB-T2 standard.”

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