DVB-T2


Broadcast Australia taps Rohde & Schwarz for DVB-T2 trial

Transmission services provider Broadcast Australia, in partnership with free-to-air industry body Free TV and broadcasters ABC and SBS, has conducted trials of DVB-T2 broadcast technology in the Sydney area using technology provided by Rohde & Schwarz. Rohde & Schwarz supplied transmitters, retransmitters and test equipment for the testing phase, including an R&S TLU9 50 W […]

Czech public broadcaster begins transition to DVB-T2 and HEVC

Czech public broadcaster Ceská Televize is to begin transmitting its signal in the DVB-T2 format from tomorrow, the first major step in the country’s transition to the advanced version of the digital-terrestrial broadcast standard. The broadcaster will simulcast all signals in DVB-T for at least a year, after which it plans to begin shutting down […]

Dataxis: DVB-T2 to reach 72% of European homes by 2022

By 2022 some 72% of European households will receive digital terrestrial television (DTT) using the DVB-T2 standard, according to Dataxis. The research firm emphasised the growth in DVB-T2 implementations in Europe, claiming these will increase from a footprint of roughly 30% of households in 2017. “This increase is primarily due to the switchover planned in […]

Media Broadcast taps Nevion for DVB-T2 migration

German transmission services provider Media Broadcast has tapped media production specialist Nevion to deliver technology for its new ARD-Disnet broadcast distribution network. ARD-Disnet is designed to handle DVB-T, DVB-T2, HD, FM and DAB+ broadcasts as well as generic data transport. Media Broadcast was commissioned by ARD-affiliated German public broadcasters Hessischer Rundfunk, Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, […]

DVB-T2 migration gives big boost to German set-top sales

Germany’s migration from the DVB-T digital-terrestrial TV standard to the more modern DVB-T2 format provided a bonanza for set-top box sales in the first half of this year, according to the latest figures released by consumer electronics industry association the GFU. According to the outfit’s Hemix home electronics market index for the two quarters to […]

French watchdog mulls new DTT multiplex for UHD TV services

France’s media regulator the CSA has opened a public consultation on the future of the country’s digital-terrestrial TV platform, introducing the idea of launching a new multi-city multiplex that could be used to launch UHD services. To improve quality and make space for new services including UHD, the consultation will also consider the possibility of […]

Digita taps Nevion for digital-terrestrial move to IP transport

Finnish digital-terrestrial network operator Digita has chosen technology provider Nevio to supply equipment and software to provide transport of signals from its headend to its transmission sites. The contract is part of Digita’s move to migrate its DVB transport infrastructure from legacy technology to IP. Nevion will provide its Virtuoso CP4400 DTT processors at Digita’s […]

CME’s Mainusch: DTT has no future

Digital-terrestrial TV has no future and governments should not invest in DVB-T2 to the disadvantage of other platforms, according to CME’s Christophe Mainusch. The co-CEO of CEE broadcaster Central European Media Enterprises (CME) said governments should deregulate broadcasting and in particular remove restrictions on advertising minutes as viewers now have the choice of turning to […]

Germany to launch 40-channel DVB-T2 service in March 2017

Germany will launch a new DVB-T2-based digital-terrestrial platform on March 29 next year in a number of cities next year with a line-up of 40 mostly HD channels. The country’s DVB-TV Project Office said that DVB-T transmission would cease at the same time as the new platform was launched in each region, impacting the four […]

Al Jazeera makes DVB-T2 transition as Sweden begins 700MHz clearance

Al Jazeera has started broadcasting in the DVB-T2 format and in MPEG-4 on the Boxer TV digital-terrestrial platform in Sweden as network operator Teracom begins the process of clearing the 700MHz band. Al Jazeera will broadcast in parallel in DVB-T and MPEG-4 during the transitional period ahead of the clearance of the 700MHz band in […]

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