Who we are?
Bayerische Medien Technik GmbH (bmt) was founded in 1994 as a subsidiary of Bayerische Landeszentrale für neue Medien BLM (Bavarian regulatory authority for new media) and Bayerischer Rundfunk BR (Bavarian Broadcasting). We offer our services to all partners in the dual broadcasting system for implementing projects in the field of digital broadcasting. The focus of our work is on development and services for commercial radio and television companies in Bavaria. In addition, we prepare studies and provide consulting services in all our business areas.
Our focus is on software development (apps, HbbTV, TPEG products) and services (TV playout, FM transmitter network operation, frequency measurements) for commercial radio and television companies in Bavaria. Our wide range of projects in the distribution of audiovisual media for all partners in the dual broadcasting system has enabled us to build up comprehensive expertises in the digital media sector.
Dipl. Economist Frank Strässle
Frank Strässle has been Managing Director at Bayerische Medien Technik (bmt) GmbH since 2002. With his background as economist and TV editor he is primarily involved in the ongoing evolution of media distribution by combining broadcasting and streaming technologies, such as HbbTV (catch-up TV, local TV portal, HbbTV broadcast audience measurement), streaming intelligence apps (MyRadio) or telematics applications (TPEG). In addition, Strässle was head of the DVB-T project office in Bavaria from 2004 – 2014 and deputy head of the DVB-T2 HD Germany project office from 2015 – 2017. In 2018, bmt acquired the FM infrastructures for commercial radio in Bavaria on behalf of its service providers and has become the second largest private antenna owner in Germany.
Technical Director and
Deputy Managing Director
Rainer Biehn has been employed at bmt since 1995 and has been Technical Director and Deputy Managing Director since 1999. He is responsible for the coordination and implementation of technical projects and products. After completing his studies in electrical engineering with a focus on communications engineering, he started his career at the Institut für Rundfunktechnik on the simulation of error protection mechanisms for digital radio DAB. In addition to project coordination, he is also regularly involved in the implementation of our products and has designed and constructed bmt’s TV playout center.
Foundation of Bayerische Medien Technik GmbH
Start of the DAB pilot project in Bavaria
DVB-T field trial in Bavaria
Spin-Off Bayern Digital Radio GmbH
Start supporting the BR traffic information system
Development of the first MHP applications for ARD
Start of the Bavarian DVB-S projects
Project office DVB-T Bayern
Managing the Mi Friends project with 75 partners to test mobile media services
Tagging patent application
Market launch TPEG analyser
First concepts for hybrid radio
Measurement vehicle for VHF, DAB and DVB-T
klardigital project office (termination of analogue satellite broadcasting)
Market launch TPEG ON AIR
Launch of the local TV portal (HbbTV)
Launch of HbbTV catch-up TV for local TV in Bavaria
DVB-T2 HD Germany Project Office
Market launch TPEG Editor
Start of HD distribution of Bavarian local TV providers via DVB-S
Acquisition of the FM infrastructure for the commercial radio broadcasters in Bavaria
25 years anniversary, international HbbTV awards for “Television for All – fully inclusive with HbbTV”, prototype MyRadio App
Market launch of HbbTV Rating Monitor
Customers and partners
Our customers rely on our high-level expertise and long-standing experience in the fields of software development and services for broadcasting distribution as well as for communication and research projects.
Our customers and partners are broadcasters, the automotive industry, media regulation authorities and national and international standardisation bodies and organisations.
Media & Downloads
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