France Télévisions is broadcasting matches from this year’s French Open at Roland Garros in Ultra HD.
Viewers in Paris, Nantes and Toulouse can watch games from Philippe-Chatrier court in UHD.
The signal is being encoded on site and routed by Globecast to the France Télévisions hub, decoded by BBright and then made available in an IP ST 2110 environment.
The broadcaster is producing sound in 5.1 which is then being processed by a Linear Acoustics processor to recreate immersive 5.1.4 audio. s-ADM (Audio Definition Model) metadata is being generated in real time in order to describe the audio stream and to configure the Ateme distribution encoder.
The ADM metadata system was developed by the EBU with the active participation of France Télévisions, in order to offer the market an open and flexible system for managing NGA (Next Generation Audio) audio, said the broadcaster. This system was first used in 2020 by France Télévisions at Roland Garros, with the support of Dolby and Ateme.
New for 2022, is a 2110 compatible UHD control which is orchestrated by Cerebrum.
Two Harmonic Spectrum X playout servers are being employed to record matched for replay purposes.
The team is also using Prismon solutions from Rohde & Schwarz and Prism from Telestream to provide a mosaic of ST 2110 workflows as well as signal analysis and monitoring.
Imagine Communications’ Selenio Network Processor is performing an automatic 2110 change-over between the two broadcast channels. Globecast then encodes and delivers the feed to viewers.