About CBC Group
CBC is one of the leading TV production, IT and broadcast companies in Germany. At the locations in Cologne, Munich and Berlin, numerous well-known TV channels and TV producers trust the know-how of with more than 800 employees, state-of-the-art technology and a wide range of services. The diversified portfolio of broadcasting, studio production, outdoor production and transmission, postproduction, teleport, online services, system consulting and system integration enables flexible adaptation to individual customer and project needs. CBC is responsible for RTL, VOX, NITRO, RTL plus, RTL II, RTL II, n-tv, RTL Crime, RTL Living, RTL Passion, NOW US and GEO Television. In addition, CBC is responsible for the production and broadcast of the international coverage of the Bundesliga on behalf of DFL/Sportcast. CBC is a company of Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland.
Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland (RTL) commissioned CBC to design new video services that would run on the web and mobile. CBC looked for a solution to maximize the reach of its video content, provide the best quality user experience and ensure seamless compatibility across RTL’s diverse range of platforms – from browsers to smartphones and tablets. with more targeted options for OTT.CBC realized that a superior service was needed to deliver a high-quality user experience without compromising on ad handling. After trialling open source solutions, CBC chose Bitmovin’s Player to elevate RTL above its competition, reach audiences on a diverse range of platforms, and enhance monetization efforts through advertising.
“Today’s consumers want to watch content not only on TV screens but also on mobile devices. We needed a solution that enables us to deliver a broadcast quality of experience for premium content and commercials, without compromising on content protection features, Bitmovin’s feature-rich player provides the backbone to our custom video players, and saves us from major investment into building our own solutions.”
– Frank Penning Director “IT & Technology” at CBC CIO Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland