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Roland-Garros 2020 | France TV Lab speeds innovation up with AIR320-5G

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During Roland-Garros, France Télévision tested live video transmission over the 5G network thanks to our ultra-compact AIR-5G bonded cellular transmitter.

France Télévisions had already carried out a first 5G broadcast test last year of an 8K signal produced live from the Philippe-Chatrier court. This test, allowed them to understand the issues related to this new network and announced unprecedented performance. This year, they used the 5G network to transmit broadcast-grade video contents

 
For this use case, France TV Lab carried out transmission tests of video streams from a France Televisions camera (Sony PM WX400) connected to the Orange 5G network through to the AVIWEST 5G transmitter.
 

Increase the transmission speed

Featuring 2 internal 5G modems and the double Emmy® awarded SST technology, the AIR320-5G aggregated multiple networks to double the bandwidth, reduce the latency and secure the live transmission. The encoded video signal was routed via the 5G network to France TV’s Nodal where our StreamHub server was.
The excellent 5G network’s coverage and quality enabled France TV to successfully carry out tests in several places inside the Roland Garros’ stadium to offer the best live coverage possible.

Open up new possibilities

These tests, which have proven to be conclusive, will now continue on the basis of transmissions of images in 4K and, in the perspective of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, in 8K more bandwidth-intensive.

+ Discover all innovations tested during this 2020 Roland Garros: