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LTN powers Deutsche Welle’s move to IP distribution

DW leverages LTN’s intelligent multicast-enabled, low latency network for both full-time and occasional transport

Germany broadcaster Deutsche Welle has selected the LTN Transport solution portfolio powered by LTN’s multicast network to reliably transition from satellite to IP and manage Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) connections at scale.

The broadcaster already utilised several tools, protocols, and workflows to transition from satellite to IP but needed an effective and reliable multicast management solution to help expand its global footprint and reach more destinations and channels worldwide, said LTN.

DW leverages LTN’s intelligent multicast-enabled, low latency network for both full-time and occasional transport. The LTN Network enables the broadcaster to create scalable, customised, and interoperable workflows that connect with existing hardware and software infrastructure, added the company.

LTN connectivity capabilities package up popular standards and protocols with LTN connectors, which are described as a forward-looking, open, and agnostic mechanism that broadcasters to harness the benefits of the LTN Network, including unlimited point-to-point and point-to-multipoint destinations.

DW selected LTN Transport as its multicast management network to utilise more complex broadcast workflows through a single platform. Content can be acquired in a single format and subsequently delivered in various formats to platforms and protocols as needed. DW benefits from flexible distribution at a moment’s notice, as LTN’s tech-agnostic solution enables media partners to manage bidirectional streams with multicast capabilities from day one. As a result, DW is able to harness instant operability with existing content exchange workflows and realise the full lifetime value of existing protocols while upgrading to terrestrial IP distribution.

“DW is committed to delivering high-quality content to destinations globally,” said Hubert Czaja, head of distribution systems at DW. “As our global footprint expands and consumer habits change, we need to stay ahead of the curve and reach more destinations and platforms worldwide. The LTN Network delivers the reliable, low latency connectivity, scalability, and interoperability we need to drive the future of news broadcasting.”