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RTL Group Delivery Requirements

This article shows the delivery of data to RTL Group.

The complete technical guidelines for the delivery of programme content to RTL Group (The "Technical Guidelines" from July 2018), can be found via the PDF below. These apply to all RTL channels, VOX, n-tv, passion and GEO.

The following parameters represent an overview of these guidelines. These are not legally binding.

The following formats / codecs are accepted for delivery to the RTL Group

●    XDCAM HD422 (50 Mbit/s) in the MXF containers with OP1A or Quicktime container

Alternatively the following will also be accepted:

●    Apple ProRes422 (184 Mbit/s) in the Quicktime container (.mov) interlaced with Upper Field first
●    H.264 (14 Mbit/s) in the Quicktime container (.mov or .mp4) interlaced with Upper Field first

RTL require Delivery in 1080i25.

As mentioned in the guidelines, there is no preferred media for delivery.

A sampling structure of at least 4:2:2 is required.

Additional information Sound Quality:
RTL require audio to be loudness normalised to EBU R 128. This should be considered mandatory in sound mixing. Minimum sound delivery is stereo, although multi-channel sound (Dolby E or 5.1 discrete) can be delivered.


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