Linear Broadcast : Playout services

A large number of well-known television channels have selected BCE as their exclusive technical partner for linear broadcast, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

BCE was the first operational European playout platform based on a full digital workflow. BCE has the know-how to provide you with a complete and integrated bundle of services to get your channel to air with full confidence, in smoothly blending and inter-operating IT, telecom and technical services.

Broadcasting Center Europe mainly covers Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Luxembourg but is perfectly able to service abroad to customers located in Eastern Europe, Africa, India and Asia (2 channels on-air).

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Core offering
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Sound
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Graphics
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Live
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Channel management software
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*File transfer from customer to the dedicated server.

Dedicated playout

For our most demanding customers, BCE operates 7 dedicated control rooms for the Nederlands and Belgium and a specific playout for the Hungarian market.

The solution offers state-of-the-art services including full HD playout, advanced graphics, redundant video server, subtitles and EPG (Electronic Program Guide).

Managed by a professional team of broadcast engineers, customers can perfectly integrate live events and programmes to their operations. The live programme can come directly from the channel’s premises or from any production site or from BCE’s production services (event coverage, HD studios).

The automation can even manage local advertising in order to target the different regions where your channels are broadcast.

Dedicated control room for RTL TVI

Multi-playout

BCE multi-playout platform grants you the access to our expertise, management services and professional infrastructures while significantly reducing your costs.

Working in a file-based environment, our engineers can manage up to 10 channels from one single control room, offering all day management services.

The multi-playout platform can also manage graphical insertion, subtitles and integrate localised advertising for market targeting.

BCE's multiplayout infrastructure

Channel-in-a-Box

Following a cost-effective driven strategy, broadcasters are looking for affordable playout solutions which are easy to setup.

Broadcasters are looking to simplify playout, reduce costs, and lower the OPEX and CAPEX while maintaining performance and reliability at a high level.

Our Channel-in-a-Box is a cost-effective, flexible and scalable playout solution: it offers professional services, can be configured easily in BCE premises, in your premises or even on a remote location, and can manage 4 channels per unit.

Channel-in-a-box with the PLASEC servers.

Virtual TV

Launching a TV station made easy and simple. BCE’s Virtual TV is a cloud-based platform including all the tools and all the services needed to run your TV.

BCE’s Virtual TV can be distributed as web streaming, IPTV or delivered on other websites.

Featuring a powerful cloud-based Content Management System dealing with metadata management, file enrichment, transcoding tasks, video editing and archiving, it also comes with security tools, web template generation, advertising management and viewer analytics.

BCE’s Virtual TV additionally includes cloud traffic software to manage your programme library and rights, long term planning, running order and playlists.

Virtual TV Frontend and cross-platform