In early 2016, a global technology company needed a partner to help design and implement its flagship London facility. After a competitive tendering process, it commissioned dB to take responsibility for the high profile project to provide a high quality, resilient system, allowing for future upgrades and expansion. The scope of work included design, implementation, test and commissioning.
dB delivers new generation project
A not-for-profit registered charity – set up to entertain and inform people outside the UK – had a core requirement: the replacement of an existing tape and file-based infrastructure that was around eight years old, and no longer a suitable environment for the channel offering to evolve in both linear and non-linear domains.
An “insourcing” first for the Broadcast Industry?
Red Bee Media and dB Broadcast established a framework agreement back in 2011, which in itself is not unusual. What is unusual, however, is the unique way the agreement has developed into one which provides Red Bee with a range of “insourcing” benefits which would be difficult to obtain without the investment of time and energy in relationship building that both companies have shared in.
dB Broadcast reflect on their role in the largest broadcasting engineering project ever undertaken in the UK – Digital Switchover.
The digital switchover programme (DSO) completed in 2012 was the largest broadcast engineering project ever undertaken in the UK; everyone in the UK who watches TV was affected. dB Broadcast, one of the UK’s leading system integrators and established supplier of Programme Input Equipment (PIE), played a central role in delivering this critical national infrastructure up-grade on-time and on-budget. The team reflect on their role in making the UK’s transmission network fit for the 21st century.
The new BSkyB building is a sustainable landmark broadcast facility which provides studios, technical and operational space for people in Broadcast Operations, Sky Sports and Broadcast Technology. Post-production and technical spaces are in the centre with office space wrapped around the building to allow everyone access to natural daylight, fresh air and great views across all floors.
dB Broadcast was appointed to install, test and commission the core technical facilities covering the Central Technical Areas and Master Control Room within H1. This includes the playout, compression and lines processing (MCR) systems, enabling Sky to distribute their programmes to many platforms – including the traditional satellite feeds, new media streaming, mobile phone services and many more.