BCE’s experts in IP technology were at the IBC 2017 to present all the opportunities of such a technology.
In 2017, BCE moved to its new premises, RTL City, the complete operations workflow has been upgraded to IP, from TV and radio production to post production and broadcast.
Based on this IP technology, our broadcasting centre is able to welcome new channels with a very short time-to-air and a worldwide coverage with our multiple distribution means.
Visitors discovered as well our recent developments in visual radio, StudioTalk ensures the convergence between radio and TV, while matching your needs and budget.
BCE presented as well the new “cloud” features of its Traffic solutions as well as a wide range of managed services for the media world.
Pioneers of the IP media world
At the cutting-edge of technology, BCE has a long history of using new solutions to pave the way to the future of media. As a pioneer in mass digitisation, BCE was also the first European company to drop tape and use a complete file-based workflow on its premises.
At BCE, your channel is installed in less than a month and operational in 48 hours. By then, your channel is broadcasted on the desired territory.
With maximum flexibility, we can setup a dedicated or multi-playout platform, use our large CDN or our new Teleport to get in touch with the world. We can also provide tailor-made traffic solutions as well as advanced digital media operations to enchance your content.
Tomorrow’s media world is IP based. We want you to be part of it.
Your channel broadcasts news, live events, and has round the clock program? BCE can provide 24*7 services with a dedicated team in constant communication with your premises.
BCE operates numerous dedicated control rooms for the Nederlands, Belgium and Hungarian Market.
With 4K playout and a professional team of broadcast engineers, customers can rely on our expertise for their operations.
Do you want access to our expertise, management services and professional infrastructures while significantly reducing your costs? BCE multi-playout platform is the best option for you.
Working in a file-based environment, our engineers can manage up to 10 channels from one single control room, offering 24*7 management services.
With redundant services and a full set of channel management software, your programs can be broadcast on any screen.
You do not need a dedicated team, but need a solid platform to ensure the broadcast of your content?
Easy to set up and affordable, the Channel-in-a-box solution follows a cost-effective strategy while still offering professional services. It can be configured easily in BCE premises or anywhere else in the world.
Fully automated, it downloads its content form an archive and prepare automatically its daily operations.
You wish to manage your TV station from your tablet, computer ?
BCE’s Virtual TV can be distributed as web streaming, IPTV or even delivered on other websites and features a powerful cloud-based Content Management System, easily capable of dealing with ingest, transcoding, editing, archiving and multiple distribution tasks.
Additionally, BCE’s Virtual TV includes traffic software to manage your programme library and rights, planning and playlists.
With the rising demand of file-based technologies, IT operations are now paramount in media workflow. Such processes are expensive, time-consuming and very complex.
Setting up systems and establishing policies can become very complicated in an environment where broadcast and IT are not always working perfectly together.
The actual media market needs IT, to ensure the day-to-day operations of your company, BCE offers a set of services that fit seamlessly into your workflow but also with all the different vendor technologies and territories.
BCE’s constantly evolving managed services portfolio includes numerous services that will fit perfectly your media worklow. We are constantly monitoring the technology to ensure that our services meet the highest standards of the industry.
Part of BCEMediaSuite©, BCE’s solution are the answer to all your needs to prepare, plan and manage your channel programs.
Following the idea of delivering you time saving, flexible and practical tools, we now offer you cloud-based or on-premises solutions.
Customizable, precis and perfectly synchronised, these tools are true game changers for your company.
Cronos, intuitive and sophisticated long term planning
Cronos creates the long- and short-term planning, delivering chronological TV program grids, including detailed titles, materials, costs and rights information.
Having a user friendly and intuitive modular interface, the processes for programing teams are improved, boosting productivity.
> Long term program grid creation
> Grid cost calculation and broadcasting rights control, simplifying your broadcasting activities
> Detailed channel templates generation
> Clear simulation versioning and precise reporting
> Grid for non-linear rights /Catch-up, VOD
Library, rights and material management with Athena
Athena is a library, rights and material management solution that is able to monetise contents and synchronise with the archive and accounting department.
Its modular architecture can be integrated in BCE software solutions or any existing software making it both flexible and effective.
> Fast library programming
> Input of any type of program
> Multi-channel description
> Easily customisable user fields settings
> Management of Free TV, VoD, Catch-up TV and Pay TV rights
> Detailed accounting per cost centre
Create and manage the runnning order with Adonis
Adonis creates and manages the running order for any kind of automation. It also manages primary and secondary events. Finally it controls the media information such as time breaks, segments etc…
This software increases user productivity and can be integrated with any system making it the ideal daily planning tool.
> All playlist formats for automation systems
> Full synchronisation with external schedules (advertising, clips, trailers)
> Event planning
> Detailed description of shows and productions
> Precise reporting of broadcasted events (sales, program rights, rating…)
> Vast Channel templates customisation
> Secondary events management
Major changes are occurring on the radio market, it is now time to embrace convergence between the radio and TV.
To meet these changes, we bring the three major elements to your station that are visual customisation, automated production and content distribution.
BCE’s visual radio is a multiscreen solution with the smartest production and distribution system.
This is why we opted for a scalable setup with an automatic camera management system, since it leaves you the time to concentrate on the integration of visual content such as promos, commercials, music, stories or any other visual content to your playlist.
For customisation, the automatic scenery of our visual radio allows you to choose either between multiple predefined and embarked sets, or to use your own.
As for flexibility, once your content is broadcasted, it is accessible on all platforms. On a smartphone, TV or IPad; our multiplatform solution offers new ways for your audience to tune in to both listen and watch your stations program.
Visual radio needs to be much more than the filming of the studio, it needs to matches TV standards and offer different sets with numerous branding elements to get your programs to a new dimension.
This added-value feature will enrich your productions and rise up your audience.
The solution allows the automatic management of your playlists and synchronised interaction with the studio.
With its management system, the solution allows the easy integration of any video content and secondary events in the playlist. The automated cameras will switch from one person to the other thanks to advanced speech detection.
BCE’s visual radio is a real multi-platform solution, thanks to a strong encoding system your content will appear perfectly on any existing platform and with the fastest media distribution available on the market and BCE’s content delivery network it will be broadcasted with maximum coverage.