dB Broadcast chooses ICE for new SSVC broadcast facility line

dB has constructed a new state-of-the-art production and transmission facility for the Services Sound and Vision Corporation (SSVC) at Chalfont in the UK. SSVC provides welfare entertainment and information to British service personnel and their families worldwide under the BFBS (British Forces Broadcasting Service) banner.

The new facility, encompassing both equipment rooms and operational areas was commissioned with a controlled migration program to ensure that broadcasting operations were continued uninterrupted.

The SSVC playout operation is based on four ICE and two ICE LE systems, providing ingest and redundant playout for BFBS’s 15 TV channels that are broadcast live to armed forces personnel in over 23 countries and to British Navy ships at sea. Morpheus automation enables full integration with SSVC’s Provys traffic system and IPV MAM.