5G Network Slicing: RTL and Telecoms Make Mobile TV Production Easier

5G Network Slicing: RTL and Telecoms Make Mobile TV Production Easier

5G Network Slicing
RTL and Telecom make mobile TV production easier

Going live plays an important role in TV journalism. A new technology makes it easy to transmit high-quality moving images stably.

RTL Deutschland and Deutsche Telekom broadcast live TV reports through Telekom’s 5G standalone network for the first time. NTV used the technology for live interviews ahead of the Digital X Tech trade fair in Cologne. With it, it is possible to transmit high quality moving images in a stable and smooth manner, even in a cellphone cell with a heavy load.

The latest mobile communications standard supports the transmission of data-intensive video signals in real time. The so-called 5G network slicing makes this possible. Claudia Nemat, a member of the Telecom Board responsible for technology and innovation, said, “With the tests so far and the first live interview on NTV about 5G network slicing, we have reached a milestone. We have reached a milestone in our partnership with RTL Germany. We are continuing the partnership successfully.”

Network slicing is a key feature of 5G standalone, LTE independent networks. It allows to create multiple virtual network sections. These operate independently of each other, but are located in the same network infrastructure.

“Our goal is to provide our audiences and users with the best possible information from anywhere, anytime,” said Stephan Schmitter, managing director of RTL NEWS. 5G network slicing is an important tool and thus strengthens independent journalism.

Switching to live on the go is becoming increasingly important in TV journalism. 5G standalone along with network slicing will play a key role in this. Broadcasting video signals in this way increases the efficiency of TV productions. In the future, smartphones and even high-quality video can be reliably sent in real time using 5G network slicing alone. Many TV stations have so far used satellites to broadcast live. Less flexible and expensive vehicles are used for this.

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