OSLO, Norway — 19 May 2015 — Royal Thai Army Radio and Television, producers of Thailand’s most popular broadcasting services TV5 and TV7, are using Bridge Technologies systems to achieve and maintain outstanding quality for new digital services. Spearheading Thailand’s digital transition, the broadcaster operates two of the country’s new digital terrestrial multiplexes serving more than 14 million viewers in 39 regions.
Bridge Technologies monitoring probes provide detailed real-time analysis and monitoring of the multiplexes transmitted from TV5’s headquarters in Sanampao, Bangkok, over third-party contribution links to the regional uplink site. “To encourage customers away from analogue to an all-digital terrestrial service we have to guarantee a better quality of service,” Colonel Yosapon Meeprom, Director of Technical and Broadcasting Dept, Thai TV5, explained. “Because our multiplexes are carried over commercial links that we don’t directly control, we need enforceable SLAs, and for these we use technical metrics that the Bridgetech system precisely measures in real-time.”
Use of third-party contribution and content distribution networks is becoming more common in the industry because it allows operators to increase geographic reach, competitiveness and efficiency. James Chance, APAC Regional Manager at Bridge Technologies added: “The use of Bridgetech performance monitoring systems enables operators to do this in confidence because they have a completely reliable way to measure and analyse the service quality of third-party networks.”
Bridge Technologies will demonstrate its range of award-winning advanced monitoring systems for IP and OTT at CommunicAsia stand 1C4-07 and BroadcastAsia stand 5C2-01.