L’Equipe 21 asked BCE to realize the full installation of their new DVB-T channel.

Back in 2012, the company was moving its headquarters from Issy-Les-Moulineaux to a brand new building in Boulogne, Paris. L’équipe 21 asked BCE to install a state-of-the-art infrastructure covering production, news and broadcasting.

Fully tapeless, the new channel meets the new technology requirements and is fully broadcasting its programs on DVB-T on the French market with also a live channel view on internet and a catch-up TV portal.

“BCE delivered a fully operational platform with the cabling organized clearly for easy maintenance and evolution” comments Gusty Feinen, Manager Special Projects at BCE.

From production to broadcast

BCE installed the production facilities including the production control room with a separated sound control room, directly connected to the two production studios.

In charge of the broadcasting facilities as well, BCE installed a state-of-the-art final control room, allowing two employees to manage all the continuity of the channel on multiple platforms.

“Whereas it is on DVB-T or Internet, L’équipe 21 can easily manage its content through the centralized tapeless management. The team has also a direct access to their digital archives for fast airing.” Comments Jean Lampach, CTDO at BCE.

The moving of L’Equipe 21 to its new premises is synonym of evolution, it put the channel as a strong leader of the sport segment and the technology used for their production and broadcast facilities puts the company ready for any future media evolution.