Broadcast Tech & Engineering News – First public peek at Maison de Radio-Canada sold out

On September 7, 2022, Chair of the Board of Directors Michael Goldbloom, President & CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada Catherine Tait, and President of the Broccolini Real Estate Group Roger Plamondon held the official opening of the new Maison de Radio-Canada in Montreal.

Maison de Radio-Canada opens its doors to the public Sept. 24-25, however tours are already sold out. The free, hour-long guided tour of the public broadcaster’s new Montreal headquarters will take visitors behind-the scenes of the innovative new building that earlier in the summer was awarded second place in the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) Technology & Innovation Awards. Designed to house a staff of more than 3,000, it incorporates cutting-edge, end-to-end Media-over-IP infrastructure with more than 400 IP routers constituting the backbone of the network. As part of the Sept. 24-25 events, Place de Radio-Canada (at the corner of René-Lévesque and Alexandre-DeSève) will host a number of free shows and activities. CBC is promising more tours of the state-of-the-art building on weekends in October.

LISTEN: On this special sponsored edition of Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast, Dielectric President Keith Pelletier discusses a variety of exciting new technologies being offered to TV and FM broadcasters in North America and worldwide. These include breakthroughs in AI-based FM antenna pattern verification, and their IP-connected system that delivers real-time data to effectively monitor transmission lines.

Riedel Communications has acquired SimplyLive. Founded in 2016, SimplyLive provides software-based products for multi-camera production, including an all-in-one production suite, replay/slow-mo, venue gateways, and multiviewers, for sports video and broadcast applications. With the acquisition, Riedel extends its hardware-centric portfolio for video transport and processing with COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) and cloud-based solutions while gaining expertise and resources to offer new services and deployment models to its customers. At the same time, SimplyLive will benefit from Riedel’s global sales and support infrastructure, allowing its product portfolio to reach a wider audience.

Allen Media Group and Toronto-based Quickplay have announced an agreement that paves the way for Allen Media Group’s direct-to-consumer (DTC) products to use Quickplay’s cloud-native over-the-top (OTT) platform. Allen Media owns 27 ABC-NBC-CBS-FOX network affiliate broadcast television stations in 21 U.S. markets and 12 24-hour HD television networks serving nearly 220 million subscribers, in addition to the streaming platforms HBCU GO, SPORTS.TV, THEGRIO, The Weather Channel app and Local Now. Leveraging the Quickplay platform, running on Google Cloud, Allen Media intends to accelerate engagement and monetization across its portfolio.