ADVA announced that BMC TV deployed its FSP 150 Carrier Ethernet technology to transmit coverage of the 2022 Winter Paralympics from Beijing to London. Powerful low-power demarcation devices help ensure a highly reliable and cost-effective service, enabling viewers in the UK to receive live content on HDTV and online streaming. BMC TV, which specializes in broadcast media over IP, chose ADVA because of its simplicity, feature-rich technology, and strong support from the team. The project also received extensive support from Fiber Technologies, a recognized solutions integrator and long-term ADVA partner.
Tim Horsfield, Director of BMC TV, said: “From the moment the starting gun for the 2022 Winter Paralympics goes off, viewers in the UK can enjoy every action. This is because we are able to use the latest studio technology and ADVA’s edge equipment to transmit all videos and audio content with the highest quality and usability. We know from previous projects that we can count on ADVA’s reliable and intuitive technology and close support from its team. Together we help bring a comprehensive and immersive experience to our audiences the viewing experience in the environment.”
BMC TV’s network is built on the MEF 3.0 compliant ADVA FSP 150-XG108 series, enabling BBC Channel 4 to provide HD on-demand coverage of the game. The ADVA FSP 150-XG108 series has a small footprint and redundant power supplies to efficiently aggregate 1Gbit/s services into 10Gbit/s wavelengths. This solution has an extended temperature range without the need for expensive air conditioning. It is optimized for cost-sensitive high-bandwidth edge applications and also features hardware-assisted synchronization.
Hartmut Müller-Leitloff, ADVA’s Senior Vice President Sales EMEA, said: “We are delighted that BMC TV has chosen our FSP 150 technology to broadcast the Winter Paralympics. We are also delighted to provide comprehensive technical support during the competition. For large, time-limited sporting events, broadcast media service providers need solutions that are easy to deploy and operate. With its compact, eco-friendly design and zero-touch provisioning capabilities, our FSP 150 appliance provides this simplicity without compromising performance.”