Turkish media group Dogan Media Group has become the first broadcaster in Turkey to adopt EBU R128 loudness recommendations as standard after investing in Jünger Audio’s R128 compliant broadcast audio loudness control equipment.
Part of the Dogan Media Company, TV station Kanal D is available in HD via satellite and in SD on terrestrial networks. Dogan Media Company also owns CNN Turk and TV2, as well as D-Smart, a large satellite platform.
Dogan Media Group was keen to embrace the latest international standards on broadcast audio loudness so that it could give its viewers a more enjoyable audience experience. To this end, the company began looking for a technical solution that would allow it to control broadcast loudness without impacting on overall sound quality.
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Dogan Media invested in three D*AP LM4 four-channel Digital Audio Processors for use at Kanal D, CNN Turk and TV2. Incorporating Version II of Jünger Audio’s LEVEL MAGIC algorithm, D*AP LM4 is compliant with all current broadcast audio loudness recommendations including ITU 1770 (versions 1, 2 and 3), ATSC A/85, ARIB TR-B32 and EBU R128. The units feature onboard AES/EBU digital I/O, along with optional 3G/HD/SD-SDI I/O or analog I/O, and are aimed at television broadcasters and video production and post-production companies that need to control audio loudness while creating and editing broadcast content.