NEC Deploys New Digital Terrestrial TV Transmitters

NEC Corporation (NEC) announced the first deployment of its new DVB-T2
digital terrestrial TV broadcast transmitters on behalf of Arqiva, a
communications infrastructure and media services company. The
transmitters will enable Arqiva and the BBC ,
one of the UK’s public service broadcasters, to launch the world’s
first DVB-T2 digital terrestrial broadcast service from December 2,

NEC’s deployment of these DVB-T2 digital TV transmitters
supports part of an agreement between Arqiva and the BBC to update one
of the BBC’s existing DVB-T digital terrestrial multiplexes to the new
DVB-T2 standard.

The DVB-T2 technology will deliver an
increase in capacity of 67% to the BBC’s Multiplex B, efficiently
creating the space needed for UK public service broadcasters’ HD
transmissions. The BBC and Arqiva will be the first organizations in
the world to deploy the DVB-T2 technology into full operational service
across an entire transmission network.

"In 1998, NEC supplied
digital transmitters to the UK for the start of the world’s first
commercial digital terrestrial broadcasting service," said David
Payette, President & CEO at NEC UK. "Now, we are proud to be able
to use our years of experience in broadcasting equipment, and digital
TV transmitters in particular, to support the world’s first DVB-T2
digital terrestrial broadcast network."

NEC is a highly
accomplished total solution provider of broadcasting systems, having
supplied radio, analog, and digital transmitters and studio equipment
to customers in more than 110 countries worldwide over the past eight
decades. On the strength of its extensive business history with
broadcasting stations, NEC has built up the know-how and experience
needed to supply and support customers with the most advanced and
reliable systems available. This expertise stands out in the digital TV
transmitter field in particular. Specifically related to terrestrial
broadcasting systems, NEC has delivered to more than 30 countries,
including Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Australia, South Korea, Japan,
India, Morocco, India and Brazil. NEC has globally supplied more than
1,900 digital TV transmitter systems, establishing itself as a leading
worldwide supplier of digital TV transmitter equipment.

forward, NEC will continue to capitalize on its wide range of
deployments to provide digital broadcast transmitters and video
solutions for both domestic and international broadcasting businesses
and communications carriers.


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