About us

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.

What do we do?

We have a high level of expertise in handling and managing projects in the field of digital information processing in the media sector. In our role as managing body in various projects, we act as a knowledge and information hub between all project partners involved, and ensure that project goals are implemented on time and in line with requirements and be presented to the public. We appliy our expertise in consulting and implementing advanced media technologies in a number of areas:

Broadcast

Traffic Telematics

Interactive Services

Services

Management


Dipl. Economist Frank Strässle

Managing Director

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.


Rainer Biehn

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.

Milestones

1994

Foundation of Bayerische Medien Technik GmbH

1994
1995

Start of the DAB pilot project in Bavaria

1995
1997

DVB-T field trial in Bavaria

1997
1998

Spin-Off Bayern Digital Radio GmbH

1998
1999

Start supporting the BR traffic information system

1999
2002

Development of the first MHP applications for ARD

2002
2005

Start of the Bavarian DVB-S projects

2005
2005

Project office DVB-T Bayern

2005
2006

Managing the Mi Friends project with 75 partners to test mobile media services

2006
2007

Tagging patent application

2007
2008

Market launch TPEG analyser

2008
2009

First concepts for hybrid radio

2009
2010

Measurement vehicle for VHF, DAB and DVB-T

2010
2010

klardigital project office (termination of analogue satellite broadcasting)

2010
2011

Market launch TPEG ON AIR

2011
2012

Launch of the local TV portal (HbbTV)

2012
2013

Launch of HbbTV catch-up TV for local TV in Bavaria

2013
2015

DVB-T2 HD Germany Project Office

2015
2016

Market launch TPEG Editor

2016
2017

Start of HD distribution of Bavarian local TV providers via DVB-S

2017
2018

Acquisition of the FM infrastructure for the commercial radio broadcasters in Bavaria

2018
2019

25 years anniversary, international HbbTV awards for “Television for All – fully inclusive with HbbTV”, prototype MyRadio App

2019
2020

Market launch of HbbTV Rating Monitor

2020

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.

Career

Contact

Address

Bayerische Medien Technik GmbH
Rosenheimer Straße 145e
81671 Munich

Directions

Email

info@bmt-online.de

Telefone

Tel.: +49 89 45 11 51-11
Fax: +49 89 45 11 51-99