BCE buys SAM Enterprise sQ for RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg

Broadcasting Center Europe (BCE), a system integrator and part of RTL Group, has purchased SAM’s Enterprise sQ news and sports production system to bring content on air quickly for RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg, the national television channel of Luxembourg. The Enterprise sQ system will be tightly integrated with MBT MAM and playout automation. BCE will install the system in RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg’s new facilities in Luxembourg, which is scheduled to go live at the end of 2016.

With 30 years’ experience in professional broadcast services, BCE offers a comprehensive range of services in broadcast to deliver turnkey solutions. Its parent company, RTL Group, is the leading European entertainment network with interest in 57 TV channels and 31 radio stations. RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg broadcasts two TV channels in the country’s native language.

The new facility will enable RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg to expand its operations and optimise its tapeless workflows more easily and efficiently, making use of the latest technologies.

According to Jean Lampach CTO at BCE, the reliability, openness and unbeatable speed-to-air times were the key reasons in choosing SAM’s Enterprise sQ, “From its new state-of-the-art facilities, RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg will need to service several channels in different formats with media and metadata being pulled from different sources — all within tight deadlines. After publishing an RFP and examining the market closely, we knew Enterprise sQ would be the absolute best choice for this project. The system’s speed is unmatched, and its unique design allows newsroom staff to work in a truly collaborative fashion.”

Used by major media organisations around the world, Enterprise sQ delivers news and other content with next to zero turnaround time. It offers a file-based workflow in SD and HD and is supplied as a combination of software and realtime hardware which delivers media for OTT, Web and TV broadcasting.

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