Archive 2006

Medientage Munich 2006

25. Oktober 2006 – “Media on Demand – Results of the Individualization for Communication Society” was the motto of the MEDIENTAGE MUNICH this year from October 18th to 20th 2006 at the ICM – International Congress Center Munich. During these three days the bmt presented itself with a completely new booth design and projects from the digital broadcast business:

- Tagging – a concept for intelligent memory solutions for mobile media
- TPEG Analyser – analyzing tool for TPEG data streams
- DynSI – dynamic service information via DVB

You can find more information regarding the topis on our download-page.

International Media Fair



(v.l.) Dr. Rolf-Dieter Jungk (Bavarian State Chancellery), Martin Gebrande (BLM), Prof. Dr. Wolf-Dieter Ring (BLM), Bavarian State Minister Eberhard Sinner, Frank Strässle-Wendelstein (bmt)

International Media Convention

Panel 6.1 “Mobile Media – what reminds after the first Hype?”

An Overview of the first commercial market experiences


(v.l.) Moderator Frank-Strässle-Wendelstein (bmt), Henrik Rinnert (MFD Mobiles Fernsehen Deutschland), Dr. Dirk Kleine (SevenSenses)


(v.l.) Dr. Kristina Irion, (O2 Germany), Dr. Thierry WERLING (LGE Mobilecomm France)

Panel 6.8 “Mobile services of the next generation”

Practical examples and new potentials with Mobile Broadcasting


(v.l.) Bernd Linz ( Fraunhofer-Institut für Integrierte Schaltungen IIS), Stefan Sellschopp (AUDI AG), Moderator Thomas Fraps (Bayerisches Fernsehen)


(v.l.)Torsten Brodt (Uni St. Gallen), Martin Dreher (bmt)


(v.l.) Bernd Linz( Fraunhofer-IIS), Rainer Biehn (bmt), Stefan Sellschopp(AUDI AG)

The presentations of both panels are available in our download area.


The team of Bayerische Medien Technik:
(v.l.) Martin Rojak, Andreas Klein, Frank Strässle-Wendelstein, Rainer Biehn, Sebastian Müller, Martin Dreher, Matthias Küfner, Veit Olischläger, Silke Goltermann, Dagmar Schöne, Christian Krapp, Nadine Vicentini

Start of MI FRIENDS in Regensburg

28th September 2006 – The second part of the sub-project of the European DMB project MI FRIENDS will start on 28. September 2006 in Regenburg. Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (DMB) is a special kind of technology based on the digi-tal radio standard DAB, which enables the broadcasting of radio, TV as well as of mixtures for mobile devices, above all for mobile phones.
In Regensburg initially two video channels and two video radio channels will be available for the pilot project which has been scheduled for a period of two years. It has been planned that the number of video channels will be increased during the run of the project. The DMB programs will be broadcast in the Regens-burg conurbation in frequency III on the channel 12 A. The devices for the Regens-burg project will be made available by the Korean project partner LG Electronics.

MI FRIENDS at the IBC in Amsterdam

6th September 2006 – MI FRIENDS will participate at the European broadcast technology show IBC (International Broadcast Conference) in Amsterdam (8-12 September, 2006) at booth 1.421 (Hall 1). The project will share the booth with gotoBavaria, the location marketing and inward investment agency of the Free State of Bavaria for the media and entertainment industries.

According to data of the organizer over 40,000 attendees from more than 120 different countries and over 1,000 exhibitors of the industry’s leading companies are expected. You can find further information regarding the congress and the fair under www.ibc.org.

Fraunhofer DRM ContentServer™ R4 available

31st August 2006 – The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS has announced the immediate availability of its professional encoder and broadcast solution Fraunhofer DRM ContentServer™ R4. The solution will be demonstrated at IFA 2006 and at IBC. Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) is the new Digital Radio standard replacing the analog AM radio.

The Fraunhofer DRM ContentServer™ R4 is the professional broadcast solution to bring rich-featured DRM programs consisting of high-quality audio and multimedia services on air. The new revision defines a landmark in the easy creation of rich broadcast signals for the Digital Radio standard DRM.

Full solutions including all required hardware components and extended customer support services can be obtained from bmt.

You can find further information regarding this topic here:
Press release „Fraunhofer IIS to introduce the professional DRM broadcast solution Fraunhofer DRM ContentServer™ R4“, August 30, 2006

Fraunhofer DRM ContentServer R4™ – Flyer (1751 kB)

Contact:
Rainer Biehn, Technical Manager bmt
Phone: +49 (0)89 45 11 51 – 11
Fax: +49 (0)89 45 11 51 – 99

info@bmt-online.de

Vortrag auf den Lokalrundfunktagen 2006

14th July 2006 – Bayerische Medien Technik was represented with a lecture at the congress of the ‘Lokalrundfunktagen’ on the 12th July in Nuremberg. The workshop with the topic Mobile Broadcasting presented experience reports of DMB projects.

Lokalrundfunktage Nuremberg 2006

13th July 2006 – Bayerische Medien Technik GmbH was represented with a booth at the Lokalrundfunktage Nuremberg on 11th and 12th July 2006.
There bmt demonstrated the system DynSI, developed for DELUXE MUSIC. Based on the Service Information (SI) specified in DVB, this system enables the simultaneous transmission of current data for program- or music titles.


(from right to left)Frank Straessle-Wendelstein (bmt), Prof. Dr. Wolf-Dieter Ring (BLM), Martin Gebrande (BLM), Markus Langemann (DELUXE)


Discussions: Straessle-Wendelstein (bmt), Professor Dr. Ring (BLM) and Langemann(DELUXE)


bmt’s system DynSI


Presentation of the dynamic SI-data

MI FRIENDS with positive Interim Balance

11th July 2006 – DMB-Pilot Project in Munich with positive Interim Balance
First User Results of MI FRIENDS about the Soccer World Cup

The European DMB-pilot project MI FRIENDS has started successfully. First research results relating to the usage of the TV and radio programmes via DMB mobile telephones during the Soccer World Cup prove a strong interest. Since the beginning of June 200 selected test persons from Munich were equipped with DMB mobile phones of the Korean project partner LG Electronics. Initial questionings of this non-representative panel about the usage of the TV programmes show: Over one half of the participants value their experiences with mobile television on mobile phones as being good, further 37 percent of the participants consider the offer at least to be satisfactory. This positive assessment is supported by the willingness of the people questioned to carry on using mobile television also after the test phase. Over a quarter of the participants indicate that they want to make use of such an offer also following the user tests. 50 percent of the interviewees are undecided but they can imagine an extended usage.

The high viewer rate of the Soccer World Cup matches broadcast via DMB also shows that such big sports events are very suitable occasions for the introduction of new services of this kind. Above 90 percent of the test persons watched at least one World Cup match on the swivelling 2,2 inch TFT-colour display of the DMB mobile phones. Nevertheless, the fact that the matches were consumed on mobile telephones as such is not really surprising but the extremely positive assessment of this experience considering the small mobile screen.
Almost 60 percent of the interviewees valued the TV-enjoyment with mobile devices as being good, only ten percent feel that watching soccer on mobile phones is not so good. The research is carried out by the Soziologische Forschungsinstitut Göttingen (SOFI) as a project partner of the DMB project.

The research results received until now from Munich increase the expectations about the second phase of the DMB project MI FRIENDS, which will start in Regensburg at the end of September. Here new kinds of formats for mobile media usage are to be developed which involve the user research results. The second part of the subproject is especially focusing on national and regional contents as well as relevant business models. The medium size of the city of Regensburg with around 130.000 inhabitants living in the city and 170.000 living on the outskirts as well as its demographic and socioeconomic composition are statistically ideal. In this way, the accompanying market research can be transferred to other European cities. In the Regensburg project it is intended that besides TV and radio also print content is transferred to test-mobile phones. The Mittelbayerische Zeitung, for example, is a project partner of the DMB project in Regensburg.

bmt on the “Lokalrundfunktage “ in Nuremberg

10th July 2006 –Bayerische Medien Technik GmbH will have a booth on the “Lokalrundfunktage”, a local broadcast fair, on the 11th and 12th of June 2006.

This year bmt concentrates on the topic of DVB-S and demonstrates the system DynSI, developed for DELUXE MUSIC.

Based on the Service Information (SI) specified in DVB, this system enables the simultaneous transmission of current data for program- or music titles. Please click here to find the press release to the DynSI system.

For questions or discussions contact bmt or DELUXE MUSIC at the booth.

In addition we would like to point out the congress panel organized by BLM, the bavarian national center for new media:

TARGET GROUP EUROPE?
LOCAL TELEVISION OVER DVB-S
Date: Tuesday, 11th July 2006, 4.30pm – 5.30pm

The BLM „Lokalrundfunktage“ will take place in the new area of the “CongressCenters east” of the fair Nuernberg this year. The bmt booth will be on the 2nd floor. Visiting the congress and the fair costs admission.

New System by bmt Allows Current Title Announcement for DELUXE MUSIC

07th July 2006 – Bayerische Medien Technik’s system ‚DynSI‘ uses information of the respective broadcast or music title and transmits these synchronously. DELUXE viewers have the possibility to retrieve information about the current music title and further information at any time. Each standard DVB-S receiver shows these data automatically when changing the program or pushing a button in the current program.

This is based on the so-called Service Information (SI) that is specified in Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB).It is usually used to show the title, content and actor. It’s potential was not optimally used in the past, but with the increasing use of hard disk recorders it is becoming more important.

“We have decided to use the dynamic service information for the program DELUXE MUSIC and offer a unique additional benefit to our viewers that way. The digitisation of transmission is a giant step within the sector of customer services and therefore an improvement of the profitability in the viewer- and advertising market”, explains Markus Langemann, founder and managing director of DELUXE.

Bayerische Medien Technik’s development enables DELUXE to offer this service as first music broadcaster for all titles. The system is universally applicable and not limited to special genres. The first presentation takes place at the BLM Lokalrundfunktage on 11 and 12 July 2006 in Nuremberg.

You can find the entire press release in our download area.

Start of the DMB-Project MI FRIENDS

8th June 2006 – The European DMB-Project MI FRIENDS has startet on 7th June 2006 in Munich. The DMB-Project in Munich is one of four individual subprojects, each dealing with different issues relating to DMB (Digital Multimedia Broadcasting). The pilot project during the Soccer World Cup, among other topics, is focused on the analysis of consumer behaviour. A scientific panel of 200 test persons, who have been equipped with DMBmobile phones by the Korean project partner LG Electronics, is implementing a research study on the usage and acceptance of broadcast and TV programs via DMB during the World Cup as from the beginning of June until the end of July 2006.

bmt is project partner at MI FRIENDS and as the technical co-ordinator responsible for the technical management. Furthermore it works on different interactive services (MPEG4-BIFS), storage solutions „DMB-Tagging“ and support the project as WP-leader in the field dissemination.

You can find the whole press release here.

bmt Gives a Status Report of the DVB-T Change in Romania

10th May 2006 – Upon invitation from ROMKATEL ( a subsidiary of Karthrein Romania) bmt gave a lecture on the DVB-T change in Bavaria an Germany at the symposium „DIGITAL BROADCASTING IN ROMANIA“ on 2006-10-05.

The symposium was organized by the Romanian network provider RADIOCOM, intending to show broadcasters, politicians and the specialized public a possible way to digitisation.
For a couple of months a DVB-T field test has been runing in Bucharest. Its results were presented at the symposium, too.

Please click here to find the lecture in English.

European DMB project MI FRIENDS kicks off – 400 DMB mobile phones for Munich

21st April 2006 – The European DMB project MI FRIENDS, initiated by the Bayerische Landeszentrale für neue Medien (BLM), will be piloted in Munich from the end of May. At the third meeting of the steering group on Wednesday 19 April 2006, project participants finalised plans for the work streams and other procedures. MI FRIENDS stands for ‘Mobiles Interaktives Fernsehen, Radio, Information, Entertainment und Neue Digitale Services’. New mobile radio and media services using Digital Media Broadcasting (DMB technology will be developed and tested in four regions – Munich, Regensburg, Bodensee and South Tyrol.

On the basis of the April 2005 Memorandum of Understanding between the BLM and the Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) of the Republic of Korea on co-operation in the promotion of DMB technology, Korean partners LG and SK Telecom will make available 400 mobile phones equipped to receive these services.

You can find the whole press release here.

„Traffic Up-To-Date – Information from Science and Practice“

20th April 2006 – Bayerische Medien Technik will present the topic “digital information and warning in the vehicle / the next generation of traffic information services” on the 27th of April 2006 in the traffic center of the German Museum (Deutsches Museum).

The lectures are organized by the technical university’s Institute of Transportation and the German Museum’s traffic center and have been offering scientific and practical information about “traffic up-to-date” for several years.

The event takes place between 6:30 pm and 8 pm in the traffic center of the German Museum, Theresienhoehe 14a, 80339 Munich. Admission to the traffic museum and to the lectures is EUR 2,50.

Bayerische Medien Technik’s main competence is the convergence of modern broadcast media with traffic information systems. A multiplicity of modern communication and information technologies interact here.

Bmt supervises and operates systems and services in this field, realizes innovative new developments and offers consulting services on demand.

For further information please visit the Homepage of the German Museum‘s traffic center or of the Technical University of Munich.

DVB-T Launch in Würzburg and Unterfranken on 29th May

10th April 2006 –Digital terrestrial television (DVB-T) will start in Würzburg and parts of Unterfranken on 29th May 2006. In Würzburg and Kreuzberg/Rhoen the present analog television will be changed to digital terrestrial reception. The change concerns all households in these areas that receive TV-programs with an indoor or a roof antenna.

In order to be able to watch television over antenna in the future, the user needs a DVB-T receiver, which is attached between the television set and the antenna. DVB-T offers more than 10 programs and data services in top quality over antenna for free. Starting from 7th April 2006 users can call the DVB-T hotline at 01805/31 05 05, which provides information about DVB-T in Unterfranken.

As already done in 2005, Bayerische Medien Technik functions as DVB-T project office. Its task is to coordinate and communicate the introduction of DVB-T in Bavaria.

For further information please visit http://www.dvb-t-bayern.de.

bmt New Member at IST Munich

07th March 2006 – Since the beginning of the month bmt is a new member of the Association of Traffic Telematics Munich – Intelligent Transport Systems Munich e.V. (ITS-Munich).

IST-Munich specializes in the promotion of traffic telematics in Munich and discusses innovative traffic and mobility approaches under political, administrative, scientific and industrial aspects in an open forum.

Bayerische Medien Technik, as a new member, wants to promote the distribution of mobility information through broadcasting. Acting as the interface between engineering and public relations, bmt can make a large contribution to the distribution of new telematic information in Bavaria, especially in Munich.

Bayerische Medien Technik has been actively engaged in the digital broadcasting sector (RDS-TMC, DAB, DVB) for years. Because of its technical services in the field of traffic telematics, bmt is familiar with various data services and transmission standards in this domain.

Further important service providers of traffic telematics are also members of IST Munich – for instance Siemens AG, the German Automobile Association (ADAC) and the technical university’s Institute of Traffic Technology.

For further information about the association of traffic telematics Munich – Intelligent Transport Systems Munich e.V. please visit the homepage http://www.its-munich.de/.

New internet area:

27th January 2006: The internet websites of Bayerischen Medien Technik were extended by the category “Mobile Broadcasting”.

The new sites give information as to this topic and explain the performance of bmt in DMB.