Thomson Broadcast wins Israel DTT contract

Thomson Broadcast is delivering technology for the next stage of Israel’s digital-terrestrial TV rollout.

Israel is installing 50 new 100W UHF channel repeaters across the country to enhance the coverage of its existing multiplex and lay the foundations of the country’s second and third muxes.

Under a contract with the Israeli Second Authority for Television and Radio, Thomson has already delivered 20 identical repeaters and 63 high and medium-powered transmitters from its GreenPower range. The new repeaters are configured for SFN operation to boost coverage in built-up areas. The contract is part of a turnkey supply arrangement that also provides for the supply of RF filters, multiplexers, receiving/transmitting antennae and all accessories.

“Following the successful commissioning of the earlier phases of this project, we are very pleased to proceed to the next stage with Thomson Broadcast,” said Tal Nissim, chief technology officer for The Second Authority. “We have chosen Thomson’s technology again for its outstanding stability and performance in any kind of environmental conditions, and because the installation process is so easy.”