Fox Television Stations Recruits Synamedia for ATSC 3.0 Deployment in Orlando



Fox Television Stations has chosen Synamedia’s advanced technological solutions to support the deployment of its ATSC 3.0 deployment in the Orlando market. Together with its partner Triveni Digital, Synamedia is helping Fox stations launch new and better services and generate new revenue streams as business models evolve. In Orlando, the Fox-owned and operated WRBW station will serve as the ATSC 3.0 lighthouse to house the infrastructure of other participating stations as part of the ATSC 3.0 lighthouse model.

Fox will take advantage of Synamedia’s ATSC 3.0 broadcast solution, with its Virtual Digital Content Manager (virtualized DCM) that provides MPEG-2, H.264 and HEVC encoding, transcoding, statistical multiplexing, splicing, advertising insertion and much more in one end-to-end solution. end of fashion, from ingestion to distribution.

“The deployment of our Orlando lighthouse station has gone very well, in large part thanks to the proactive help and support from Synamedia,” says J.eff Roberts, vice president of engineering for WOFL and WRBW, FOX TV stations. “We are very satisfied to have chosen Synamedia for this project.

Fox also uses Synamedia’s ATSC 3.0 Media Edge Gateway Receiver which provides professional-grade signal reception for monitoring and acceptance testing of ATSC 3.0 signals. The end-to-end workflow is completed by Triveni Digital which provides its GuideBuilder for ROUTE / MMTP encapsulation and Broadcast Gateway for the final preparation of the transmission signal.

Synamedia and Triveni Digital manage the incoming streams at the flagship station to ensure that the delivery of high quality content, such as a live sports event in 4K, will not disrupt the overall use of market bandwidth. Synamedia 24/7/365 support will monitor all workflows from its Technical Assistance Center (TAC) in Atlanta.

“This is an exciting time for our industry as the possibilities of ATSC 3.0 and NextGenTV become a reality,” said Julien Signès, GM & SVP Video Network, Synamedia. “Synamedia brings a unique approach to advanced video capabilities through our VIVID Compression platform, in particular with our state-of-the-art statistical multiplexing solution, the result of over 20 years of research. With such levels of precision, broadcasters can be assured that the right amount of bandwidth is allocated, frame by frame, to deliver equal and excellent quality at every point in the viewing experience. Fox wouldn’t accept anything less, and we’re excited to support their efforts to bring it to market.


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