Thum + Mahr supports BBC Cymru Wales at their new Broadcast Centre in Cardiff

Thum + Mahr integrates DHD Audio System by reason of BBC Cymru Wales relocation // New BBC Cymru Wales HQ is now

live on-air for radio and TV // Variable networks simplify activities of broadcast studios

With Thum + Mahr by their side BBC Cymru Wales, with around 1,200 employees, moves their headquarter and switches completely to IP-technology. Thus, they meet one of the main issues the media landscape has to deal with in the next years which is Full-IP Broadcasting. Thum + Mahr assists this fascinating and groundbreaking project with the conceptual design, project management and implementation of the DHD Audio System. DHD Audio will be the future platform of the entire radio division of BBC Cymru Wales‘ new Broadcasting Centre in Cardiff.

Live on air: Meanwhile all divisions broadcast from the new facility

Future security is the greatest benefit of using IP technology. With the DHD System configured by Thum + Mahr, an important step has been taken for BBC Cymru Wales. The decision for fully IP-based operation has been based on the major advantage of efficient and sustainable resource management. The biggest benefit of using IP is about future-proofing. Since August 2020, all areas of BBC Cymru Wales have broadcasted from the new headquarter in Cardiff. Thum + Mahr congratulates the BBC on their new Flagship Full-IP Broadcast Centre.

Thum + Mahr secures flexibility due to networked systems

The DHD environment of four independent audio clusters serves as an adaptable infrastructure. You can call that an „Audio and Control DHD Cloud“ as well. Every system has access to all audio and control signals in the network. Because of that every area of the studio is able to broadcast autonomously. Spreading different tasks is possible without any obstacles or delays. Workflows are clearly optimized. “The inclusion of the DHD Audio System into the new BBC Broadcast Centre in Wales is a great example of the close and prolific collaboration with the BBC Cymru Wales“, states Stefan Mertens, Chief Strategy Officer at Thum + Mahr. Together, we establish forward-thinking technology for broadcasting. Many people will benefit from that fact.“ Page

About Thum + Mahr

Building on decades of project experience, Thum + Mahr has become one of the most established service providers within the broadcast and media industry. By developing innovative and independent media concepts, Thum + Mahr assists customers. We are distinguished with a wide spectrum of services covering project management, IT system integration and support. Workflow-based approaches help to master emerging challenges and secure long-term success of diverse media clients. The company is based in Germany and operates around the world with about 50 highly qualified and unconventionally thinking employed experts. A second office is located in Paris. Selected references are BBC, ARD, ZDF, ORF, Radio France, RTL France, RTL City Luxembourg and Mediacorp Singapore.