Divitel Selected for Building ZDF Compression & Playout Centre
The new facility will enable ZDF to simultaneously stream a significant number of SD (standard definition) and HD (high definition) channels to all available platforms, including digital terrestrial broadcasting (DVB-T) as well as to satellite DTH, cable and IPTV platforms.
The compression and play-out centre will replace the current system and will enable ZDF to meet future demands. The facility can be expanded to handle more digital channels, both SD and HD.Divitel was selected after ZDF issued a tender at the beginning of 2010 and after an intensive selection process during the past year.
Hans Kornmann, CEO of Divitel, said: “ZDF is a major player in the German and European broadcast market. Being selected as a partner for their compression and play-out technology is very intstrumental in paving our long planned way into the German and European market.”
This command is a nice start for Divitel in Germany, who have just established a new office in Hannover, headed by Dirk Jaeger and Bart Brusse. Jaeger is Managing Director (Geschäftsführer) of the office alongside his position as Chief Technological Officer (CTO) of Divitel. Brusse is Managing Director (Geschäftsführer) of the German office and responsible for marketing and new business development.
Divitel has established a reputation as an independent solutions provider & systems integrator for professional systems in the European and Carribbean DVB and broadcast market. The company has a broad experience in the fields of digital and analogue TV, broadcast, RF networks, terrestrial and satellite transmission and IPTV solutions. Companies offering digital television turn to Divitel to effectively set-up the entire chain. Divitel was established in 1997 and is based in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands.Divitel