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Riedel launches new MediorNet devices, Red Bee plays out BBC News Arabic and Persian, and more…

TVBEurope rounds up the latest tech news from Riedel, Red Bee and LiveU

Riedel has extended its MediorNet device offering with 13 new hardware devices and nine new software apps.

MediorNet MicroN UHD is described as the “big brother” to the comapny’s MicroN media distribution and processing device. The new node adds more bandwidth, I/O, higher resolutions, and more processing power to the MediorNet platform.

The company has also launched MediorNet MuoN, VirtU, and FusioN processing modules and processing hubs which complement the MediorNet signal interfaces and core switches and round out the Riedel video portfolio with full-IP solutions.

Riedel has also launched a range of new apps for up/down/cross-conversion, encoding/decoding, audio routing, and multiviewing, as well as a series of IP gateway apps.


Red Bee takes over playout operations for BBC Persian and Arabic TV news channels

Red Bee is now responsible for playout operations for BBC News Arabic television and BBC News Persian television.

The move to Red Bee took place during April, at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, with Red Bee and BBC staff working together remotely, and operational staff practicing social distancing with their respective control galleries.

“We are very proud to add the playout management for these channels to the services we provide for the BBC,” says Steve Nylund, CEO, Red Bee. “Our role as a managed services provider is to offer our customers peace of mind through operational reliability, so that they can focus on their content and their viewers. We are happy to have been awarded that trust again from one of our longest standing partners.”

LiveU helps Deutsche Welle deliver the news from home

German broadcaster Deutsche Welle has employed LiveU technology to help deliver the news from its reporters and correspondents.

LiveU’s LU-Smart app is currently being used by more than 400 reporters within the worldwide Deutsche Welle network to broadcast live from any location.

Deutsche Welle has been deploying dozens of LiveU field units of various sizes and types such as the LU300 HEVC portable encoder or the LU610 fixed location encoder. The transmitted signals are received by one of the 20 LiveU servers worldwide that Deutsche Welle operates together with its partners.