Radio France taps Orange Business Services for IP overhaul of its headquarters

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Radio France equips its headquarters with IP technology from Orange Business Services and Cisco. (Pixabay)

Radio France is giving its Paris headquarters, Maison de la Radio, a makeover with IP technology from Orange Business Services and Cisco.

Orange Business Services will work in tandem with media services company BCE to build new audiovisual production facilities for Radio France as part of its upgrade to modernize its production and broadcasting tools by 2022.

According to Orange Business Services, the project will be the biggest IP deployment in the media sector in Europe. The new audiovisual production facilities will rely on IP infrastructure based on Cisco technology for the transport and broadcast of voice and video.

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"The combined expertise of Orange Business Services and BCE, complemented by the professionalism of Maison de la Radio’s project teams, will allow us to innovate and facilitate the production and broadcast of programs while meeting the highest standards required by the media sector,” said Patrick Fasso, technical and information systems director at Radio France, in a statement.

The SMPTE 2110 standard, a specific protocol for the media industry, will be used for the project.