NextRadioTV implements Riedel Communications’ MediorNet

The facilities of NextRadioTV (Altice Group) in Paris now have a 204-node MediorNet real-time signal network system provided by Riedel Communications. This is, according to the company, “the backbone for the broadcaster’s brand-new audiovisual technology”. The objective of this infrastructure is to support signal distribution, routing and processing over a single decentralized real-time network.

This installation is composed of 18 MetroN core fiber routers and 186 MicroN high-density media distribution network devices. MediorNet system, along with the previously installed dark fibers, is ready to face challenges such as long distances between production studios/control room/technical rooms. In addition, it is easy to upgrade.

Antoine Robeliun, Technical Director at NextRadioTV, talks about the transition to MediorNet: “Our move to the Altice campus gave us a tremendous opportunity to build technical facilities from scratch and to establish a common infrastructure for all our TV and radio channels. The scalable, state-of-the-art technology integrated into these new facilities gives us added agility in producing and broadcasting events from across our remarkable portfolio of 24/7 news, documentaries, and live sports. In addition to supporting flexible day-to-day operations, our Riedel gear gives us the ability to take advantage of mature and reliable network technologies that will eventually support a smooth transition toward IP.”

“We are really proud to see our MediorNet technology at the heart of this brand-new broadcast technology showcase in Paris. With MediorNet, NextRadioTV is equipped to embrace innovations such as decentralized routing while taking a thoughtful and gradual approach toward IP-based networks and workflows. The Altice campus installation demonstrates how an investment in Riedel equipment can yield valuable results immediately and as a broadcast organization evolves” added Franck Berger, Riedel Communications General Manager, France and Africa.