NEC installs DVB-T2 transmitters for HD on Freeview

Japanese transmitter supplier NEC has announced that it has installed new DVB-T2 digital-terrestrial transmitters for UK-based transmission services company Arqiva.

Arqiva and public broadcaster the BBC began transmitting DVB-T2-based HD services on the Freeview platform last week. However, a lack of availability of DVB-T2 receivers mean that few people will see the service until the New Year.

The DVB-T2 technology is expected to deliver an increase in capacity of 67% to the BBC’s Multiplex B. The BBC and Arqiva will be the first organisations in the world to deploy the DVB-T2 technology into full operational service across an entire transmission network.