Rohde & Schwarz installs first ATSC 3.0 SFN transmitter network worldwide in South Korea


Munich — Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS), a privately owned broadcasting company in South Korea, has opted for an SFN-based transmitter network from Rohde & Schwarz featuring a 1+1 passive reserve configuration with ATSC 3.0. SBS plans to set up a terrestrial TV network across Seoul and broadcast the upcoming Winter Olympics, which will be hosted in Pyeonchang in 2018, in ultra high definition (UHD).

The Rohde & Schwarz solution includes R&S THU9 liquid-cooled transmitters with 5 kW and 2 kW, respectively. The SFN transmitter network is expected to be in operation in November 2016 on Kwanak, Namsan, Yongmoon and Gwanggyo Mountains. 

SBS chose Rohde & Schwarz because of the company’s high technical expertise and long-standing professional support with TDMB, ATSC 1.0 and FM transmitters. During the initial evaluation phase, SBS already used Rohde & Schwarz transmitters to conduct SFN trials with the new ATSC 3.0 standard. 

From cinema and post production, live encoding and multiplexing, transmitting to T&M for signal monitoring and quality checking, Rohde & Schwarz offers a complete line of products and solutions to help the broadcast industry roll out the high-resolution 4K standard. Especially for ATSC 3.0, the company provides an easy and efficient upgrade path for existing Rohde & Schwarz transmitters. 

Rohde & Schwarz
The Rohde & Schwarz electronics group offers innovative solutions in the following business fields: test and measurement, broadcast and media, cybersecurity, secure communications, radiomonitoring and radiolocation. Founded more than 80 years ago, this independent company has an extensive sales and service network and is present in more than 70 countries. The electronics group is among the world market leaders in its established business fields. On June 30, 2015, Rohde & Schwarz had approximately 9900 employees. The group achieved a net revenue of EUR 1.83 billion in the 2014/2015 fiscal year (July to June). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany, and also has strong regional hubs in Asia and the USA.

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