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stop there. Four diesel generators with
an output of 2.5 MW each can take over
power supply at CBC in case a power
failure in the public grid occurs. “Our
emergency power supply is designed
to provide enough energy to keep all
technical installations up and running,”
emphasises Wilfried Klinke. “And it can
run endlessly, provided the tanks keep
getting topped up with diesel fuel.”
Even though to date this contingency
plan never had to be activated it just
goes to show how diligently CBC makes
sure nothing can stop the production
and distribution of content.
Only the latest technology is good
enough for CBC – everything runs with-
out tape and this is an ideal base for
exploiting alternative distribution chan-
nels (such as IPTV, video-on-demand or
mobile applications) as well. Even 3D is
not out of the question for CBC, since all
technical components do not only sup-
port full HD but are also 3D compatible.
The future has already arrived at CBC.
3. This is what the CBC ‘Contentbank’
looks like. Behind a glass panel there
are rows of stapled data carriers.
Mido Fayad, head of the broadcasting
department, and his colleagues look
after this huge content archive.
4. Meet Jürgen Lieder: He manages
the main switching room and what
he loves most is to coordinate the
global playout of German Bundesliga
soccer matches. Here he can be
seen preparing the broadcasts of the
upcoming match day.